Mulato By Langston Hughes

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The hate that Hughes’s father had towards colored people affected Hughes deeply. To Hughes it was like his father was trapped in a desolate world bound by the hate for his family, himself, and his son. In the autobiography The Big Sea, Hughes wrote that his father would shout at him for having fun with Negroes and his father would never come to accept them. This relationship between him and his father is mostly seen in his play Mulatto. In the play the main character, the son, is criticized by his father who is ashamed of his son’s own race. The son tries to attest to his father that he is not worthless and that his race is a joyous title, similarly Hughes experienced the same dilemmas in his own life. He had to convince his father that Negroes
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