In Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea (1952), Santiago catches a marlin.
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- Who is the hero of Richard Wright’s Native Son (1940)? The hero of Richard Wright's Native Son is Bigger Thomas, a black man from Chicago who murders a white woman and is executed for it.
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