Analysis Of The Play ' Topdog / Underdog '

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Topdog/ Underdog Analysis
In the play Topdog/Underdog, Suzan-Lori Parks tells the audiences a story between to African American brothers. Both of the brothers who are living a hard life of poverty. So both brothers are doing what needs to be done to make ends meet. This plays shows how two brothers struggle for success and respect as the “topdog”. This play goes to show how jealously can lead to horrible outcomes in the long run.
To begin, Topdog/Underdog is about two African-American brothers, Lincoln and Booth. Their father decided to name them after Mr. Booth and President Lincoln because it would be a funny joke. The choice of naming the children after an assassin and his target foreshadows how the end of the story ends. Lincoln the oldest of the two brothers was a master of 3-Card Monte. Lincoln stopped playing after a friend was killed during a game. He then started working at a carnival, impersonating Abraham Lincoln which is also ironic. Booth is the younger brother, who wants to follow in his brother footsteps, he wants his brother to teach him his skills, so that they can work together conning people. Lincoln does not want to go back to that lifestyle, but one night he does. Booth ends up getting stood up by the woman of his dreams, then gets hustled by his brother Lincoln. All of this ends up being too much for Booth to handle which pushes him to kill his brother Lincoln.
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