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    Master Harold and his Father in Athol Fugard's 'Master Harold' Master Harold is very similar to his father. Although Harold probably doesn't want to become like his father, or think like him, he will grow up to be just like his father. When Harold gets involved into arguments, only then does his fathers instincts kick in. Although Harolds father is never in the play, we can learn a lot about him just by Harold and a single phone call. Harold inherited his fathers need for

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    Athol Fugard's 'Master Harold' . . . and the Boys is about Hally, a white young man, and the damage done by apartheid The play takes place on the southeast cost of South Africa, 1950 during the apartheid, in Hally's parents' restaurant. This is where two black servants, Sam and Willie, work for the white family. Sam and Willie have been a part of Hally's upbringing and are close friends. The play is a microcosm for the situation happening in South Africa a parallel time. As the whole play is a microcosm

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    “Master Harold and the boys” - Athol Fugard Mid 1950's in South Africa, a country in continuous turmoil by racism and segregation. Athol Fugard brings his play to life, by using symbolic metaphor techniques with a driving story of a young teen (Harold Hally) going through personal and family difficulty with his two colored servants (Sam Semala) and (Willie Malopo), this piece emphasizes more than the general issue of racism, it describes how sparks of hope can influence an individuals perception

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    The Metaphor of Dance in Fugard’s “Master Harold”…and the Boys In Athol Fugard’s play “Master Harold”… and the Boys dance becomes a metaphor for how society can work harmoniously together, yet there are conflicts that prevent it from happening. Specifically, ballroom dance becomes a metaphor to show the conflict between a cooperative society and the disappointment associated with life and our inability to force change. This is expressed by Sam teaching Willie the mastery of dance and also educating

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    Most people cannot see reality as it truly is from their eyes. In Athol Fugard’s Master Harold… and the Boys, he shows the apartheid between blacks and whites in South Africa. While some of these white people wanted to end apartheid, other people who lived with apartheid for their whole lives do not see the wrongs with it. These people want change, but do not know that they are the issue which is known as a psychological barrier. In the play, Athol Fugard uses Willie who struggles with a psychological

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    Like Water for Chocolate and Master Harold: Oppression      In the two novels, Master Harold...and the boys and the boys, and Like Water for Chocolate, there are many symbolic similarities. In both books there are acts where individuals strongly oppressed, or discriminated against. Although the individuals are being oppressed for different reasons their emotions are shattered deeply. In Athol Fugard's book Master Harold and the boys, an older man is discriminated against by a younger child

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    Contrast between Sam and Hally's Father in Athol Fugard's "Master Harold" . . . and the Boys "Any white man is a master of all black men"; "the black society is primitive"- these are some of the ideas that have been nursed to Hally in South Africa's apartheid society. The question is: are those bigoted stereotypes true? Of course they are false! In the play Master Harold and the Boys, Sam is a black man, and Hally's father is a white man. However, Sam's superiority over Hally's father is

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    with each representation of a symbol can be interpreted in many different ways because everybody thinks differently. “Master Harold”… and the boys is a play filled to the brim with symbolism and can even be found in the title itself. Although the significance behind symbols can be interpreted differently in many cases the author has as intended purpose for it. In the play “Master Harold”

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    In the story "Master Harold"...and the boys by Athol Fugard it takes place in 1950. Its about a boy, his name is Hally and Sam his babysitter. Sam has been taking care of Hally since he was very little. Then one day they were arguing about who would be a good person to change the world. Then they got into an argument and Hally started being rude towards Sam. He would spit in his face. The Main idea of this story is instead of trying to figure out who can change the world, find a way you, yourself

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    “Master Harold”… and the Boys by Athol Fugard, published by Vintage; the two authors integrated many literally devices to further the meaning of each books; thus identifying these literally devices could aid the reader to fathom the many themes within the two work of literature. Of the two work, some literally elements that could be identify is the use of symbolism and themes. In essence, each of these devices enforces the readers to reconsider many inference that they made while reading the novel

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