Author Topic: What the lawyer tells Bigger Thomas in Native Son  (Read 70 times)

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What the lawyer tells Bigger Thomas in Native Son
« on: February 23, 2004, 07:47:27 AM »


"Your trying to believe in yourself.  And everytime you try to find a way to live your own mind stands in the way.  You know why that is?  It's because others have said you were bad, and they made you live in bad conditions.  When a man hears that over and over and looks about him and see's that life is bad.  He begins to doubt his own mind.  His feelings drag him forward, and his mind, full of what others say about him, tells him to go back.  The job in getting people to fight and have faith, is in making them believe in what life has made them feel.  Making them to feel that their feelings are as good as others."