Native Son By Bigger Essay, Research Paper
Native Son Essay
In Native Son Bigger struggles against authority. The authority is the white people.
Bigger wants to have the same power as blacks. In the movie? The Heat? Stephen
Moore played by Sean Lewis is the main charectar or protagonist. The authority is the
leader of a gang that Stephen feels he should be the leader of. Both protagonists become
powerful in their minds after committing murders and both feel that they deserve more
because of their struggles.
When Bigger kills Mary and Bessie he feels like he has more powerful. In ? The
Heat? Stephen is a 20 year old gang member who has been in the gang for under a year.
Steel is the leader of the gang who has been a gang member for over ten years. Steel
has a lot of power and connections on the street and in his gang. When Stephen kills three
rival gang members he feels like he has more power and influence than Steel amongst his
fellow gang members. There is tension in the movie between Stephen and Steel the
gang leader as the other gang members talk about ?a change in the guard? in the gang.
Stephen and Bigger have some things in common. Both live in the bad part of
town, and both don?t get along with their parents. But both live in very different times. Back
then blacks weren?t respected or accepted, But over the years things changed and now
blacks are accepted in society. When both men commit murder they feel more powerful.
Both want to become more powerful and feel that violence is the answer. And both
murders are the most important thing that has ever happened to both bigger and Stephen.
Steel is the authority in ? The Heat ? and the white society is the authority in ?Native
Son? . Both have more power than the protagonists. The white society keep the blacks
from being equal from them. Much like Steel does with the rest of the gang. For example,
the whites make the blacks live in bad conditions while they live in nice houses with cars.
Steel keeps the other gang members in line and doesn?t let them become to powerful.
For example, when a member of the gang stands up to Steel in front of the other guys he
is shot and killed in front of them to set an example.
During a run in with a rival gang Stephen murders three of the members he earns
respect from the other gang members and has thoughts of taking over as leader. Stephen
becomes more and more full of himself and gets the other guys to buy into his ideas of him
taking over as leader of the gang. Once word gets to Steel about his plans, there is a
confrontation between Steel and Stephan. There was a huge fight between them which
led to the death of both men. In Native Son the outcome was similar with Bigger dying and
paying for his crimes. And in both cases they become to full of them selves and end up