The Question and Answer section for Native Son is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
From the text:
“To keep her from talking. Mr. Max, after killing that white woman, it wasn’t hard to kill somebody else. I didn’t have to think much about killing Bessie. I knew I had to kill her and I did. I had to get away….”
“Did you hate...
The police and reporters took Bigger to the hallway, so he could look at the mob scene out the window. They wanted him to confess his guilt in order to diffuse the situation and get things over with.
Bigger followed him out of the door; there...