Native Son

Why does Bigger deciede to go visit Bessie?

why does he feel the need to go see bessie between the pages 116-165

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Besides the animalistic desire to go and have sexual intercourse with Bessie, it seems that Bigger is interested in finding a way to devote himself to someone else as a way of forgetting his own guilt. This turns out to be a mistake, however, as Bessie is mostly concerned with Bigger's newfound cash wad--which only leads to more intense feelings of helplessness and guilt.