Native Son by Richard Wright is a very interesting novel. It’s a story of Bigger Thomas – a very competent black boy raised right by his mother despite of extreme poverty during 1940’s in Chicago. Lack of opportunity and prejudice of being black makes him very weak in heart. He cannot rise above the vicious circle of self pity and insecurity and this is what makes him commit crimes. This book gave me a perspective of why and how abused people can get tangled in the clutches of violence and crime.