Native Son

native son book two

Bigger has killed Mary accidentally, yet he soon convinces himself that it was right and natural. He even feels a sense of elation about it. Discuss the reasons that lead him to feel this way.

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I think Bigger rationalizes this by focussing on his inner pain and disillusionment about being a black man oppressed by white people. He reasons that people like Mary Dalton have everything and he has nothing. He feels Mary viewed him as a novelty.