Native Son Book 3: Fate Summary and Analysis

Richard Wright

Book 3: Fate Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Boris A. Max: lawyer from Labor Defenders, a Communist Party group, who takes Bigger’s case

Reverend Hammond: pastor of Mrs. Thomas’ church

Deputy Coroner: state investigator who conducts the preliminary inquest of Bigger’s case

Chief Justice Alvin C. Hanley: the judge who decides Bigger’s case

Mrs. Rawlson: Mrs. Dalton’s mother

Stenographer: otherwise unidentified white man who takes down Bigger’s jailhouse confession

H. M. O’Dorsey: the governor of Illinois

Calvin H. Robinson: police psychiatrist

Summary
All of the action in the novel to this point has taken place during less than...

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