Native Son

Cite a passage in this section that illustrates the kind of behavior Bigger believes white people want from black people. How does Bigger feel about himself when he conforms to this unwritten code of behavior? Why?


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Well, when Bigger arrives at the home for his interview, he's not sure which door he should knock at, and almost looks for a back entrance.

Mrs Dalton immediately asks Bigger if he has any interest in furthering his education....... he doesn't expect her to want him to further himself in this way because he's black. He is suspicious of why she wants to help him.

Bigger is surprised that Jan wants to take his job and play chauffer rather than be driven around.