Native Son Book 2: Flight Summary and Analysis

Richard Wright

Book 2: Flight Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Mr. Britten: a private investigator hired by Mr. Dalton to find Mary

Britten’s assistants: three otherwise unidentified white men

Various newspapermen: present in the Dalton home, reporting on Mary’s disappearance

Mayor Ditz: mayor of Chicago

Glenman: chief of police

Horace Minton: superintendent of schools

White vigilantes: deputized by Glenman to hunt for Bigger

Early the next morning, Bigger awakes in his house, horrified at what he has done. Fear and the desire to flee are always with him now, but he nevertheless continues to act according to his original plan. He disposes of Mary’s purse...

(The entire section is 2609 words.)