The American Dream In Richard Wright's Black Boy And Native Son
Thesis statement: In Richard Wright’s bildungsroman novels Black Boy and Native Son, Bigger and Richard 's different reactions to their experiences separate them and show that the ability to control one 's own impulses is key to obtaining the American dream, as seen through Richard 's determination, hard work , and education and Bigger’s lack of those qualities.
Support 1: Bigger is convinced white people are keeping him from achieving his American dream so he gives up on it but Richard’s hunger for success motivates him to prove the doubters wrong.
Topic Sentence: Bigger feels that he is helpless against the white people 's view of him so he choses to conform to their view of him.
Evidence: “‘ I could fly a plane if I had a chance,’ Bigger…