Is Bigger Still Here? A Social and Literary Analysis of Richard Wright’s Native Son

Is Bigger Still Here? A Social and Literary Analysis of Richard Wright’s Native Son

This program focuses on the character of Bigger Thomas in Richard Wright’s Native Son. The elements of poverty, racism, and hopelessness are still ingredients for the creation of current-day Bigger Thomases. Dr. Reginald Watson’s discussion of social theory and literary analysis encourages active audience participation.