Bookcover of Bigger Thomas: A Rolling Stone
Booktitle:

Bigger Thomas: A Rolling Stone

The Essence of Existential Crisis in Existence

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2009-06-11 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-8383-0271-3

ISBN-10:
3838302710
EAN:
9783838302713
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Existence precedes essence. The existential generic formula for life is based on the belief that man’s existential crisis is experienced during the pursuit of essence. The starting point of existence, ideally, should be the same for each individual; however, Wright’s Native Son challenges the practice of that premise by examining the unequal existence of Bigger Thomas in a society that recognizes his color before his humanity. Bigger’s existence is a crime, and because his existence is not considered equal or parallel to the white man, his journey towards authentic essence meets, and must conquer, additional obstacles. By examining a number of existential components and applying these philosophical theories of Sartre to Wright’s novel, the reader is able to experience a new existential dimension: existential essence can sometimes precede existence. Bigger evolves through each crisis in the novel, experiencing numerous births into life, self-realization, transcendence, and authentic being.
Publishing house:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Website:
https://www.lap-publishing.com/
By (author) :
Kristy Ingram
Number of pages:
60
Published at:
2009-06-11
Stock:
Available
Category:
Renaissance, Enlightenment
Price:
49.00 €
Keywords:
Native Son, Richard Wright, Bigger Thomas, existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre, Transcendence, Authenticity, Existence, Essence, Existentialism

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