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Growing up poor, uneducated, and angry at the whole world, Bigger Thomas seems destined to meet a bad fate. When Native Son opens, Bigger is twenty years old. Anger, frustration, and violence are a daily reality for him. He is a practiced criminal, having committed numerous robberies with his friends. Unable to cope with his wild mood swings, Bigger often erupts in fits of irrational, violent temper. Bigger has grown up with the overwhelming conviction that he simply has no control over his life. He cannot aspire to anything other than menial, low-wage labor. He is forced to take a job as a chauffeur for the Daltons to avoid having to watch his own family starve. More... (SparkNotes.com)

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