Stereotyping In Richard Wright's Native Son

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Richard Wright, author of the novel, “Native Son” creates a naive tone through the use of stereotyping and man vs. self conflict, to characterize Bigger as curious. The definition of naive is someone who lacks experience or in Bigger’s case, education. Richard Wright uses stereotyping when characterizing Bigger in order to display that Bigger’s opinions about rich whites as well as poor whites are based off of misconceptions. Stereotyping occurs multiple times on page 33 of Book One, “Fear”, for example, “His mother had always told him that rich white people like negroes better than they did poor whites”(Wright 33). In this statement displays the Bigger’s mother has brought him up on opinions, not facts. Bigger’s mother is not necessarily wrong,
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