Mann walks away toward where the black people are, and a soldier stops him. The opening scene is about four family members including two boys namely Bigger and Buddy with their sister Vera and mother named Mrs. Implies: Past Love, Old Flame, Over. He asks for some water more than once but there isn't any. When he goes for another helping he sees a sudden fear in her eyes and is hit from behind.
Mann wishes to decline to handle it, but another black man, young Brinkley, who has already been working with the officials, is eager to volunteer and joins the rescue mission. Big Boy sinks as far as he can away from the dog at first, but then they come together and Big Boy chokes the dog. Sue wakes up slowly seeing a white blur. These critical approaches repudiate the function of both novel and film as the expression of mass culture and thus a challenge to other art forms. Silas is not realistic; these are strange times. Native Son - A Review and Analysis A reading of the novel on the surface readily suggests a crime and detective story with poverty, sex and racial discrimination as side spices. When Silas returns home, he discovers her infidelity and fumes over it.
The other boys want to go to the creek to swim and Big Boy is hesitant Old Man Harvey hates blacks and it's on his land but decides to join them and, running to catch up, jumps and pulls the other boys to the ground. The sheriff had told her to get a sheet for Johnny-Boy's body and she does as her excuse, wrapping his gun in it. The speaker young Richard Wright is engaged in a cinder war with some white boys, who have superior cover hedges, etc. Bobo and Big Boy are wrestling when Lester and Buck push them in and then wade in themselves. But the plot, as structured, ironically suggests that, were Brother Mann treated as one's brother and as a man, they all would not have died.
Such imagery and rhythm as Wright creates for his heroine account for her vision of the world and her concept of life. The mayor has told them to leave his office and not come back, and has said they will be put in jail if they march. However, Silas depicts a trait that is not very rational. Plows could break and hoes could chop and hands coul pick and arms could carry. Jimmy wants to get Sam, Pete, Bob, Jack and some boys together in case of trouble but Taylor tells him not to because they'll get get into trouble.
Killing a person in the right state of mind is not an easy act that one would easily walk out of. The Colonel tells Mann that he has done well and to come see him if he gets out of this, and he will not be forgotten. He sees the man's straw hat in the bedroom and when he asks what the man was doing in the bedroom and she says showing her the gramophone, he walks over to it and asks how much it costs. The narrative is told from Sarah's point of view. Taylor meets Mayor Bolton, Chief Bruden and Mr Lowe, the head of the Industrial Squad.
A salesman comes to the house trying to sell a combination gramophone and clock, and the woman says they don't have any money but the music from the gramophone is beauitful. The whites do not like him; they consider him a black just like any other; worthless individuals who are not fit to live in the American society. When mah eyes is on the white folks to keep em from killin me, mah own blood trips me up! Mann has been hearing occasional gunshots in the distance and assumes that they are from white shooting blacks. The people in the hospital, starting with women and children, are evacuated through the roof and lowered into boats. In sum, both Mann and Silas are uneducated and unread individuals, unlike Cross Damon, an existential hero in The Outsider. The other gets away, and Sarah runs up to Silas and throws herself at his feet. Taylor meets with Deacons Bonds, Williams and Smith.
He is even more weary when he finds the man's pencil in the bed, and when he finally lays down he quickly jumps up in a rage having just found the man's crumpled white handkerchief. Every critical episode in Native Son, from the initial scene in which Bigger confronts the rat to his capture and execution, is framed, perceived, and mirrored in and through the images provided by mass culture. Although this transformation is supposed to have already happened, she still sings religious songs. But Wright has been at pains to show, ever since Mann's murder of Heartfield in self-defense, that Mann has willfully avoided a chance to encounter Heartfield's wife and children. In these times, the whites do not see eye to eye with the black.
Once the boat safely reaches the hill, they tell the authorities that Mann is a murderer. A fight ensues and Big Boy escapes a beating by grabbing Bobo's neck and choking him until he gets the other two to stop. Going deeper though will unfold from a micro viewpoint the sociological and political aspects which the author wanted to convey. The consequences fall squarely on both men in the end and Sarah is left to ponder the reality of being a black woman. As they near City Hall he is approached by a policeman who says the Mayor wants to see him up front. When the young Wright declined the offer of a drink, he was no doubt aware that it was dangerous to be intoxicated behind the wheel and that, if found out, he would lose his job. In each story, only his final act, a defiant suicide, similar in form and purpose, enables the hero to define his own existence and achieve a personal sense of justice and freedom.