Complete my research about Fear in Richard Wright "Native Son"

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I need you to complete my research. It is about Fear in Richard Wright's "Native Son". Just use the first chapter it called "Fear".

I uploaded the outline, and the introduction. I need you to use quotes and evidence from the story to support what you wrote.

Bigger’s Fear in “Native son” Fear is that the dominant feeling that the novel’s protagonist larger feels. It emanates from the shortage of power to manage one’s own state of affairs. In native son, the protagonist is afraid of racial discrimination. He fears whites and there are many reasons why he does so. He fears the influence that whites have over his life, they determine where he goes to school, they also determine where he stays and which neighbourhood, and they also determine where he seeks medical attention. He feels he can never rise from his current position and he is bound to live an impoverished life forever. Richard Wright uses the protagonist’s fears to explore how blacks perceive whites and the impact of racial discrimination. The irony in the entire setting is that Bigger still believes in the American dream, he says that “I can’t last many more years, living like this.” This dream strengthens his belief for a better future. He secures a job as a chauffeur, which brings him closer to Mary his boss’s daughter. As the novel progress, we get to understand Biggers picture in a better way, the author uses symbolism to compare Biggers problems to the concerns the abundant blacks face every day. He hates his life and the setting of the novel inflicts psychological trauma in him. He is now capable of killing without feeling, he kills two people. The paper will expose some of Bigger’s fear, like, oppression, racism, physical and mental imprisonment.
Username Course name Course code Instructor’s name Date PLANNING PAGE 1. General Topic: Fear 2. Narrowed / Restricted Topic: Fear in Richard Wrights native son 3. Three Points Related to the Narrowed Topic: Racism Oppression Physical and mental imprisonment 4. Clustering: Put the narrowed topic and three points in a graphic drawing. Use a separate sheet of paper. This graphic drawing is also called “mapping” or “webbing”. 5. Thesis Statement: The paper will expose some of Bigger’s fears, like, oppression, racism, physical and mental imprisonment 6. Sketch/Topic Outline: Write your main ideas and supporting details in the appropriate spaces. Adjust the sketch outline as needed. Do not write complete sentences in this topic outline. You will construct a sentence outline later. Remember: If you have A, you must have B, at least. You may go on to C, D, E, and beyond. The same applies to the numbers. If you have 1, you must have 2. (over) I. oppression A. economic oppression 1._Blacks live in poor neighborhoods, overpopulated and dirty without social amenities unlike whites who enjoy lavish lifestyles in rich neighborhoods 2. Blacks are discriminated academically, most of them are not educated therefore they cannot improve their lives Exploitation 1. Blacks are exploited in that they have to accept taking up the odd jobs like drivers and other menial jobs. This is opposed to whites who enjoy the most decent jobs. 2. Bigger is oppressed by racism. Racism affects Biggers behavior, his thinking, and feelings. He is confined alone with fear for whites and hatred in equal measures. C. marginalization 1.____Blacks are marginalized and taxed heavily, they live in crowded neighborhoods, and their children go to crowded schools. 2. Blacks are marginalized in employments and in the acquisition of medical care. They have no hospitals to go to. II. Racism A. Effects of racism 1. Racism creates hatred. Bigger hates whites since he believes they are the main reason why he is poor. H believes his color denies him a lot of things in life. Whites controlled the labor, legal, religious, social institutions and legal fields. This means they could dictate where one could go to school, where one can work or what one can do with his life. 2. _Racism creates inequalities. The black man has to struggle because of segregation. They are poor, uneducated with less social amenities in comparison to the whites who are educated, live in wealthy neighborhoods. B. Effects of racism on the oppressor 1._The Effects of racism extended to the white population. Racism prevented the whites from exercising true humanity and the effects of their actions on the oppressed blacks. 2. Racism creates superiority complex to the oppressor which is destructive. Many whites in the novel victims of this notion, for example, Britten and Peggy. Bigger is able to manipulate this to cover up on May's murder. C. effects of racism on society 1. Racism creates a fragmented society which hinders development. It is important to appreciate the diversities in our life as this are unique. Segmented Societies increasingly become ethnocentric. 2. Racism does not contribute to collective contribution of the citizens. This is critical as it impairs development. When a class of individuals is not allowed to be educated, this means they cannot make significant contributions to the society III. Physical and mental intolerance A. Physical intolerance 1. Bigger fears the whites. He also fears himself. All these fears are created by racism and hatred in his heart. He believes whites are bad people and engages in crimes against them. 2. Bigger is physically imprisoned. The fear of the white men makes him physically decapitated, he fears to associate with whites’ ad hates them. In the end of the novel, he is executed after murdering Mary B. mental imprisonment 1. Bigger is imprisoned in his mind. He believes his current state of poverty is as a result of the whites and their policies against the blacks. He believes he has got no chance of changing his status. 2. Bigger is imprisoned by his environment. The environment he grows up in the poor neighborhood, being a black man without any education makes him exploited. C. Psychological imprisonment 1. Bigger is psychologically impaired. His poverty and the fact that he cannot be able to provide for his family puts pressure on him that makes him resort to acts of violence 2. Bigger is affected cognitively by racism. He hates whites and believes they have contributed to his current state. He murders Mary a daughter of his boss, he also kills his wife.

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