NOTESOF A NATIVE SON
SIMILARITIESAND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BALDWIN AND HIS FATHER
Bodyparagraph 1: Baldwin’s father hates and fears the whites.
Unlikeyoung Baldwin, his father was scared of the whites who he felt mayput him back to servitude
Tries to prevent his Baldwin from befriending the white teacher
He was full of anger and rage against the white people
Old Baldwin hates the Americans, more so when he is fired
He is full of rage and anger against the white people
Aspect3: rage and anger
Both Baldwin and his father are prone to anger and rage whenever they feel offended
Both are pessimist about the whites
Paragraph2: Baldwin’s father fear for people
Baldwinand his father differ in that his dad is afraid of people especiallythe whites because he feared they may bring him back to servitude.
1.Baldwin’s father hates the whites to the extent he is scared ofthem visiting his house
2.The father feels paranoid and gets even scared of his family.
Young Baldwin does not fear the whites hence interacts with them in school
Befriends a white teacher
Young Baldwin does not hate the whites in school he goes ahead to intercting with his white teacher
Paragraph3: pessimist in terms of blacks-white relationship
BothBaldwin and his father are pessimist , though their level and the waythey handle their pessimism differs
1.Due to the poor treatment in restaurants, Baldwin views the whites asbad people
2.Baldwin was prone to anger and rage
Baldwin’s father never cared how he treated his father.
Baldwin,James. Notesof a Native Son.Boston: Beacon, 1955. Print.
Baldwin,James. Notesof a native son.Royal Blind Society of New South Wales., 1969.