No Sugar Character Analysis Essay

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No Sugar
Character Analysis
Jimmy serves as the voice of protest throughout the play. Make a list of the ways Jimmy fulfills this role.
In Davis’ drama the character Jimmy serves as a voice of protest against the works highlighting of discrimination against Aborigines between 1929 to 1934. Jimmy is an Aboriginal man who despises the fact he is not equal in society to the white man and is not regarded as a ‘person’ by the government. Through Jimmy’s words and actions we see him openly stand up for himself and his people in they way they are treated by white people subsequently fulfilling his role as the voice of protest in the play. The most dramatic example of Jimmy fulfilling his service is when he argues with Mr Neville, the
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