Native Son

In his speech to the court, max argues for life imprisonment for Bigger. on what gruonds does he argue? hoe do you view max's reasoning? what strengths does it have? what weakness?

Bigger's life

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Max is arguing most basically that Bigger's action represents at least partially an outcome of the vicious racist attitude that is so prevalent throughout the story. Instead of a simple pleading of insanity, Max tries to elucidate this "elephant in the room"--namely, the racism of the incredible white mob.

While this argument is tremendously courageous, it is not necessarily effective. The judge simply dismisses this argument as "communism."