Bigger’s brother, Buddy tends to take Bigger’s side when Vera and Ma tell Bigger he must find a job. Buddy, younger than Bigger, looks up to his older brother, and, after Bigger’s arrest, Buddy even says he will help Bigger to violently escape the prison, if necessary—although this is, of course, impossible.
Buddy Thomas Quotes in Native Son
The Native Son quotes below are all either spoken by Buddy Thomas or refer to Buddy Thomas. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Harper Perennial edition of Native Son published in 1993.).
Buddy Thomas Character Timeline in Native Son
The timeline below shows where the character Buddy Thomas appears in Native Son. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.