Analysis Of The Movie ' The Gem Of The Ocean ' Essay

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Gem of the Ocean is a play centered on individual characters dealing with the tribulations of being African-American and underprivileged and their strive to overcome. The play was written by African-American playwright August Wilson famous for his plays depicting lives of people who were relating to the black experience. Although Gem of the Ocean was not one of most famous plays it still plays an important role in his legacy. The play takes place in the 20th century a period when African Americans were recently freed by the emancipation proclamation. The story mainly revolves around Aunt Ester ( Ancestor ) an aged woman whose guidance and wisdom is often needed by the other following characters in the play. August Wilson uses several characters to exemplify the fight for freedom that blacks must go through at this time as shown through the death of Solly, Citizen’s path for redemption, and black mary’s growth to stand up for her beliefs.
Throughout human history there have been separate fights from freedom other than African Americans fighting for their right to live free. The American Revolutionary war “ The American Revolution (1775-83) is also known as the American Revolutionary War and the U.S. War of Independence. The conflict arose from growing tensions between residents of Great Britain’s 13 North American colonies and the colonial government, which represented the British crown “ (American Revolutionary History). It was a war based on freedom for the new 13…

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