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Summary Of The Play 'Winners'

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The context of the events in the play is the oppression of people, specifically black people, under a top-down society that favors white individuals. The card game in the play reflects the system that keeps black people down. Everything seem fair and based on luck, but in reality the game is rigged. The game was created in a way the “Dealer” always wins and the “Mark” always loses (70). Although it might feel like there are ways around the game, but everything is actually part of the game. “Winners” could have been the dealer’s partners used to trick the mark into thinking he got a chance. The dealer might even let a few Marks slide with a few winnings, but only to deceive more Marks to make bigger winnings. There is no way a black man can
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