Native Son
Native Son
by Richard Wright
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Mrs. Dalton's Blindness

Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory

Mrs. Dalton’s literal blindness serves as a metaphor for white folks’ social and cultural blindness. Just as she couldn’t see that Bigger was in the room with her daughter, or that Mary was actually dead, the white characters in the novel are blind to the social realities around them.

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