Destruction and Reconstruction of Self --- An Authentic Native Son
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- black, self, destruction, reconstruction
As a native son of America, Bigger is a natural product of American society. He does not know where he belongs to, and how to find his way out of his bewilderment. He is a marginal man, and lives between white and black. During his life, Bigger experiences social and cultural destruction of manhood and reconstruction of his identity with authenticity. In this process, Bigger feels elated, contented with his right of making choice, with his treatment as a true human, with his sense of existence, with his ability of reaching out. It is all this satisfactions and disillusions that make Bigger to realize his true self and become an authentic native son on this piece of American land.
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TY - CONF AU - Yuying Zhang PY - 2017/01 DA - 2017/01 TI - Destruction and Reconstruction of Self --- An Authentic Native Son BT - Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Engineering Management (Iconf-EM 2016) PB - Atlantis Press SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iconfem-16.2016.40 DO - 10.2991/iconfem-16.2016.40 ID - Zhang2017/01 ER -