Native Son Individual Storyboard

Native Son Individual Storyboard

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  • Bigger, his mom and 2 siblings live in an old run down apartment in the south-side of Chicago. Something that can help with their situation is getting a job, Bigger was able to get a job working for the Daltons.
  • After taking the job for the Dalton's, Bigger felt like there would be problems that would occur because of racial prejudice. He was a black male working for a white family. 
  • One of Bigger's job was to drive Mary, Mrs. Dalton's daughter, to the University. Mary tells Bigger to take her to meet her boyfriend Jan at a bar and act as if he took her to school if anyone asked.
  • After meeting her boyfriend, Bigger brings Mary back home drunk. Mary keeps making noise so Mrs. Dalton comes to her room but is blind so she can't see if Mary  is alone or with someone. To try and stop Mary from making noise Bigger puts a pillow on top of her face but instead he ends up soffocating her and killing her.   
  • Bigger hides Mary's body in a furnace in the Daltons house. He then goes to commit another crime which is raping and killing his girlfriend, Bessie. Bigger then runs away from the police and is caught.
  • Bigger is convicted of murder and rape and is sentenced to death by the electric chair. He wants to live but accepts this outcome.
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