Bigger wants his girlfriend Bessie to help him collect the ransom, but she refuses. After this, he goes to Bessie's apartment and he begins to write the ransom note. The deputy coroner quickly asks Mr. A policeman gives him a copy of the most recent edition, where Bigger reads of his capture. He kicks the lock and looks inside. Because people prayed for thousands of years that that curse be lifted, God sent Jesus to show the way.
He tries again when he sees a man running toward the water tank. Bigger suddenly wishes to know more about life. Ultimately, Bigger is executed on Friday-as the crucifixion occurred on Good Friday-near Easter time on March 3rd. Hearing the reality of his own self-failure, Bigger sobs in his prison cell. Then Jan came out and wanted to drive, so Bigger let him.
Max accuses Buckley of wanting to get Bigger killed before the April elections. He returns to his own home to sleep. There is little doubt that Bigger was sane. The burning cross makes him want to kill, even while he feels his own cross around his neck. Dalton, the man with whom Bigger is to interview later that day; and her friend, a known Communist sympathizer, is named Jan. As Bigger listens to his brother and observes his sister and mother, he becomes more and more convinced that his accidental crime has put him in a different world. She runs over and kneels at Mrs.
And, like Raskolnikov, Bigger will only realize the amount of incriminating evidence he has left behind the next morning, after realizing, in the light of day, that he has killed. Dalton tells the group that his daughter has been kidnapped. In the end, Bigger tells Max that he is okay and is thankful for him for treating him like a person. Dalton and Jan are also with him. Bigger and Jack watch the movie for a while, as Bigger turns over in his mind what it would mean to rob Blum, and the kind of money he could make working for the Daltons; aroused from his reverie by Jack, Bigger realizes that it is close to their appointed meeting-time for the Blum robbery. The rat has hidden in the Thomas' apartment, growing fat on garbage before it is trapped and killed, largely for its physical repulsiveness. Much of the novel, especially its middle portion, after the commission of the crimes, is a chase, but here, Bigger has a chance merely to relax, enjoy the beautiful day, and think about what he would like to do, if he could choose from anything in the world.
Dalton hires blacks and sends millions of dollars for black education, he still only rents to black people in this part of the world—and rat-infested apartments, too! At this point, Bigger, Jan, Reverend Hammond, Mr. Jan drives the car and insists that Bigger sit in the front seat with him and Mary. Bigger replies that they can go help his Ma home when they leave. He thinks, inwardly, that, despite his best efforts, his attempts to kill in order to change the world around him, he has only ruined his own life, in addition to taking two others. She likes him because he gives her money for alcohol. However, we'll still link you to the file.
Next, Buckley shows the court Bessie's horrific corpse in evidence and this infuriates the mob even more. Max and State Attorney Buckley have all managed to somehow fit in the cell. As Bigger rests Mary on her bed, Mrs. The theatrics continue in the inquest. When Max returns to see Bigger, Bigger tries to convince the lawyer that the case was already lost and that there is nothing that can be done.
Then he leads Bigger to a window and shows him the crowd below, all wanting to lynch him. Bessie is especially worried that Bigger has taken a liking to Mary and that he is no longer interested in her. Dalton adds, all of Mary's new clothes are still in her room. He falls into the snow and as he does, he pees all over himself. Of course, one might argue that Buckley is just doing his job: following the will of the people who elected him. In this time period, both Paris and Harlem are mythicized as havensnot for criminals, but for black Americans in general.
Wright's other major allusion in Book Two is to the ancient Greek dramas. Rather than offer psychological details of these characters, Wright relies upon impersonal details, political affiliations and cliches as the modes of characterization. Dalton says Mary was drunk last night and she wonders if something has happened to her. Jan invites Bigger to join the Communist Party and leaves him with some propaganda to read. Why would anybody think Bigger had done it? GradeSaver, 25 November 2000 Web. Bigger replies that they seem just like white folks to him. An important scene in the novel, if not in the inquest.