Segregation Exposed In Richard Wright's Invisible Man

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In his novel, Richard Wright welcomes readers to the insights of racial segregation and destructive effects it had on the American society. The author showed yet different perspective to have an insight view of the sufferings of Negro people. Through the eyes of the protagonist Bigger Thomas, we see a perfect example of how mass oppression and prejudices towards others permeated all aspects of lives of the oppressed, creating disastrous misconceptions, ignorance, and tragedies. One of the damages that caused fatal misunderstandings between the two races was segregation. Bigger and people like him were victims of the harsh reality that white people had created for many years. African Americans were forced to live in poverty and inhuman conditions. The sense of constriction and fear of white supremacy was well portrayed during the scene where Bigger, out of the fear of being discovered in Mary’s room and being accused of raping her, he violently but unintentionally suffocated Mary.…show more content…
Invisible Man could not seem to find his place neither in a white- dominated nor in the black- dominated society. Invisible Man was forced to flee from the South where he could not find a common language with not only whites but also people of his own race. Full of hopes he tried his luck up in the North, which was known for being more welcoming to black men. Unfortunately, there we also read that he was not able to freely find a place to stay, that colored people were still segregated and isolated from the rest. For that reason, our protagonist chose to find his peace underground, place usually associated with slums and generally habited by rats. Hence, our character submitted himself to the position of an animal, all that because he was not able to find his place among others in the
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