La dialectique de la violence dans l'oeuvre de Richard Wright : approche psycho-existentielle de l'acte meurtrier centrée sur trois héros : Big Boy, Bigger Thomas, Cross Damon

Abstract : The present dissertation argues that the theme of violence, which pervades Wright’s work, is rooted in the emotional insecurity to which the author was the heir from his childhood in the south. Consequently, Big Boy, Bigger Thomas, Cross Damon represent different phases in Wright’s spiritual development. Big Boy is an adamic character. But the process of violence in which he is propelled implies, for him, the end of innocence. He flees to Chicago to reappear in the traits of a morbid character : Bigger Thomas. The hero of Native Son is an archetype, for his overwhelming feelings spring from the long tradition of the Negro’s oppression in America. With The Outsider, Wright goes beyond racial themes to explore, in a philosophical perspective, the human condition on earth. Man's fate is absurd. This truth turns Cross Damon into a nihilist. But in the final analysis, the author invites mankind to more solidarity.
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Marc Mvé Bekale. La dialectique de la violence dans l'oeuvre de Richard Wright : approche psycho-existentielle de l'acte meurtrier centrée sur trois héros : Big Boy, Bigger Thomas, Cross Damon. Littératures. Université Nancy 2, 1992. Français. ⟨NNT : 1992NAN21025⟩. ⟨tel-01776770⟩

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