Native Son Analytic Map : An Instrument Of Execution Essay

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Zain Fahimullah
Mrs. Pike-Green
Lang. Arts HNRs
2 December 2014

Native Son Analytic Map

Literature Terms

1. Gallows - an instrument of execution consisting of a wooden frame from which a condemned person is executed by hanging
2. Pensive - deeply or seriously thoughtful
3. Adulation - servile flattery; exaggerated and hypocritical praise
4. Ebbing - flow back or recede
5. Glower - look angry or sullen, wrinkle one 's forehead, as if to signal disapproval
6. Balk - something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
7. Tremulous - quivering as from weakness or fear
8. Veritable - not counterfeit or copied
9. Irrevocable - incapable of being retracted or revoked
10. Furtive - secret and sly

2. Many words have significance but one is tremulous. This word shows how much fear he had of white people and how he felt very weak unlike how he feels around his friends. Another word that is significant is Furtive, this word is significant because throughout the story he was running away from white people and in doing that he had to be secret and sly.


1. The Setting of the book Native Son takes place in southern parts of Chicago in the early 1900’s. The setting is known because the main character has talked about many places in Chicago and it is a time where black people are not treated equally in America.

2. The setting is extremely important because it shapes the Main characters way of thinking and why he does certain actions during the book.The

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