Native Son is a novel by Richard Wright that was first published in 1940.


See a complete list of the characters in Native Son and in-depth analyses of Bigger Thomas, Mary Dalton, and Boris A. Max.

Literary Devices

Here's where you will find analysis of the key literary devices in Native Son.


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Further Study

Go further in your study of Native Son by reading about Richard Wright and the publication of the novel.


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