Native Son
Native Son
by Richard Wright

Native Son Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
The Rat
The Pigeon Flying Away
Mary's Severed Head
Bigger's Dream
Snow
Mrs. Dalton's Blindness
The Wooden Cross
Setting
Narrator Point of View
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What’s Up With the Title?
What’s Up With the Epigraph?
Plot Analysis
Booker’s Seven Basic Plots Analysis: Tragedy
Three Act Plot Analysis
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Allusions
Brief Summary
Book One: Fear
Book Two: Flight
Book Three: Fate
Characters
Bigger Thomas
Bigger Thomas Timeline
Mr. Boris Max
Mr. Boris Max Timeline
Jan Erlone
Jan Erlone Timeline
Mary Dalton
Mary Dalton Timeline
Bessie Mears
Bessie Mears Timeline
Mrs. Dalton
Mr. Henry Dalton
Mrs. Thomas
Peggy
Buddy
Vera
Mr. Buckley
Mr. Britten
Study Questions
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
Antagonist
GuideMentor
Tools of Characterization
Themes
Quotes
Fate and Free Will
Fate and Free Will Quotes
Fear
Fear Quotes
Race
Race Quotes
Power
Power Quotes
Shame
Shame Quotes
Criminality
Criminality Quotes
Religion
Religion Quotes
Family
Family Quotes
Best of the Web
Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said)
Quotes (What was Said) Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said) True or False
Themes (For the Most Part)
Themes (For the Most Part) Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) True or False
Symbols
Symbols Flashcards
Symbols True or False
The Native Sons are Restless
The Native Sons are Restless Flashcards
The Native Sons are Restless True or False
Bigger is Better
Bigger is Better Flashcards
Bigger is Better True or False
Essay