Native Son
Reading Schedule –Term 4 Spring 2017

The novel is divided into three sections or books: “Fear,” “Flight,” and “Fate.” In order to make your reading assignments a bit more manageable, we have divided each book into two reading assignments. The page numbers below are for the 2005 Harper Perennial Modern Classics edition.

(A) Thursday, April 6                                      “Fear” Part 1, pp. 3 – 42 (40)
(B) Friday, April 7

(A) Monday, April 17                                      “Fear” Part 2, pp. 42 – 93 (52)
(B) Tuesday, April 18

(A) Friday, April 21                                          “Flight” Part 1, pp. 97 – 184 (88)
(B) Thursday, January 20

(A) Thursday, April 27                                    “Flight” Part 2, pp. 184 – 270 (87)
(B) Wednesday, April 26

(A) Wednesday, May 3                                  “Fate” Part 1, pp. 273 – 359 (87)
(B) Tuesday, May 2

(A) Tuesday, May 9                                         “Fate” Part 2, pp. 359 – 430 (72)
(B) Monday, May 8

******YOU MUST HAVE 5 ANNOTATIONS FOR EACH SECTION!!******

 

Photo of Richard Wright

 

NOTICING GUIDE FOR NATIVE SON:

Themes
How racism affects the oppressor & the oppressed
Hypocrisy of justice
Dynamic of fate vs. free will
Fear and violence

Motifs
Religion
Communism
Shame

Symbols
Blindness
Weather

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