April 2, 2014
Richard Wright, The Native Son
Wright’s novel describe life of black people back in the 1930’s. wright’s has made an outstanding literature work revealing to the reader the racist persecution of the black with the help of naturalism. from the very beginning the influence on naturalism on this book can be easily observed. wright does not give us even a tiny hope the he will get an illusion of happieness he so much used to. wright is very suitable for the use of naturalism on his novel.
The native son consist of three parts: “fear”, “fight”, and “fate”. GWright, Richard (4 Sept. 1908-28 Nov. 1960), author, was born Richard Nathaniel Wright on Rucker's Plantation, between Roxie and Natchez, Mississippi, the son of Nathaniel Wright, an illiterate sharecropper, and Ella Wilson, a schoolteacher. When Wright was five, his father left the family and his mother was forced to take domestic jobs away from the house. Wright and his brother spent a period at an orphanage. Around 1920 Ella Wright became a paralytic, and the family moved from Natchez to Jackson, then to Elaine, Arkansas, and back to Jackson to live with Wright's maternal grandparents, who were restrictive Seventh-day Adventists. Wright moved from school to school, graduating from the ninth grade at the Smith Robertson Junior High School in Jackson as the class valedictorian in June 1925. Wright had published his first short story, "The Voodoo of Hell's Half-Acre," in three parts in the Southern Register in 1924, but no copies survive. His staunchly religious and illiterate grandmother, Margaret Bolden Wilson, kept books out of the house and thought fiction was the work of the devil. Wright kept any aspirations he had to be a writer to himself after his first experience with publication.
After grade school Wright attended Lanier High School but dropped out after a few weeks to work; he took a series of odd jobs to save...
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