Richard Wright adapts the ideas explored in Dostoyevsky’s “Crime & Punishment” and Camus’ “The Stranger” to analyze the cultural and moral displacement of black people in early 20th century USA.
|Interesting, profound, relatively likable characters|
|Enthralling, tense plot|
|Solid, memorable story|
|Enlightening on the situation of Afro-Americans in early 20th century USA|
|Enlightening on the not so obvious psychological effects of cultural displacement|
|Thought-provoking on cultural differences, racism, and human nature in general|