Wright’s “Native Son”: Capitalist or Communism?
Son shows that he used the Dalton’s, Thomas’s, and Jan Erlone to represent
Capitalism and Communism .
After reading Richard Wright’s Native Son, many believe the author
represented the lower class, a trademark of Capitalism . I could not even
very dirty and disgusting by today’s standards . The author wanted to show how
some families live under these severe conditions. He made us see vividly how
trouser-leg and snagged it in his teeth, hanging on.” This showed how broke they
were by showing that there were giant rats living with them and how it had no
fear of them .
Richard Wright did not just not just want to show the con sides to
Capitalism, he also wanted to prove the Capitalism has its good sides to it also
. For instance, Richard Wright purposely placed the Daltons in a spectacular
house and made them very rich and famous . Another trademark of Capitalism, the
upper class. The author showed how some of the Capitalist folks lived . The
away useless things to the needy like Ping-Pong tables. Richard Wright wanted
to show that the upper class were afraid of the blacks . Not afraid of their
upper class had the power and they did not want anything or anyone to take some
He sold overpriced apartments in a bad area to the poor . Wright was trying to
were getting poorer, by paying the rent .
On the Communist side, Richard Wright used Jan Erlone to show some
tries to make him feel like he was equal to him . The trademark of Communism,
equality . Like in this quote “Jan smiled broadly, then extended his an open
palm toward him.” He wanted to show that Communist try to make everyone equal .
Jan did not want there to be a black-white relationship. He wanted Bigger to
feel like he was Jan’s equal .
Mr. Wright was not trying to condone nor condemn Capitalist or Communist
. He was just showing what he saw through his eyes of the two types of