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    The Island written by Athol Fugard, John Kani, and Winston Ntshona draws numerous parallels from Sophocles’ Antigone. Firstly, the roles are played by men. Secondly, the characters of the play denounce apartheid by performing this piece similar to how Antigone defies the law by burying her brother. Lastly, Winston shares parallels with Antigone. The story line and characters of The Island draw copious amounts of parallels from Sophocles’ Antigone. In Antigone, the roles were played by men, even the role of Antigone. The same goes for The Island where the role of Antigone is played by Winston, a male. The play draws parallels between Antigone’s fight against political boundaries, and the situation of non-whites during the apartheid in South…

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    Sarah Williamson Ms.Sando Yellow 3/9/15 Life’s Compassionate Lessons A teacher’s mentoring can have long lasting positive effects on the choices and outcomes students. Throughout the play “Master Harold”...and the boys by Athol Fugard, Sam, one of the main characters is portrayed as an influential teacher for Willie and Hally. Sam is employed by Hally and his white family. Sam and Willie work in a restaurant run by Hally 's family. Sam has raises Hally once he starts working for the family.…

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    First time. After that, Redhouse, Bethelsdorp, Korsten, Veeplaas, back here the second time. Then Missionvale again, Veeplaas, Korsten, and then here, now. (196). This means that the couple is always going which always leads them to nowhere signifies their existence in carrying the struggle for surviving. Characterisation of Boesman and Lena and the Old man are developed in the play in presenting the human condition. Fugard present Boesman as a very angry man in the play he uses his masculinity…

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    Master Harold

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    accomplished for racism in 1950 in America. On the other hand, in South Africa, apartheid was in the midst of its dawning years. The “National Party gained power in South Africa in 1948, its all-white government immediately began enforcing existing policies of racial segregation” (Apartheid) Fugard was so openly against the apartheid that he was a leading entity of the Anti-Apartheid Movement. Master Harold was a way for Fugard to speak out against the Aparthed and “As a result…the South…

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    Boesman and Lena The stage play ‘Boesman and Lena’ is a play set in 1983 written by playwright Athol Fugard. Athol Fugard centres the play on three characters from the Eastern Cape, Boesman, Lena and Outa. The play depicts the aftermath of the forced removals during the Apartheid Era and the results for many in real life at the time. This play also channels many concepts, including that of absurdity. Other themes of identity, displacement and alienation can be seen in the play too. This essay…

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    such problem, leading to the hatred and opposition of the people that surrounded them. This rejection of society is found in the play, “ Master Harold and the boys” where the relationship between a young a white boy named Hally and a black employee named Sam end due to their cultural differences. Author Athol Fugard displays the difficulty of going against racism by using a kite as a symbol of hope for an unrealistic world, displaying a crumbling friendship between two characters,…

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    In Master Harold and the Boys, Athol Fugard uses kite flying to characterize the relationship between Hally, a white boy, and Sam, his black servant. In the play, both Hally and Sam view the kite with a positive outlook. To both Sam and Hally, kite flying is a happy memory of when Sam would take care and play with Hally. However, towards the end of the play, the memory becomes a lesson for Hally from Sam to teach Hally about the choices he can make moving forward as a white boy growing up in…

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    Exposition can be defined as the background information a playwright provides usually at the start of the play in order to for the readers to understand the dramatic situation and action as the play progresses. Using Freytag’s Pyramid, exposition can be marked by the part of the play before any rising action or conflict between the characters. As such, the exposition for Master Harold and the Boys, by Athol Fugard, can be until the point where Hally enters the play, since the entrance of Hally…

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    In the play "Master Harold" and the boys by Athol Fugard; in the speech "Hope, Despair, and Memory" by Elie Wiesel, they each had the outlook of finding someone who could possible change the world. Ideas or hints are given through parallel structure and repetition in both stories. The thought of having to find a person who changes the world isn't that bad, maybe the world would be better off not having to deal with poverty, domestic violence,and genocide. If everyone could I bet that they…

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    The Dehumanization of Rats Antigone, by Sophocles, is used in a very political manner within Athol Fugard, John Kani, and Winston Ntshona’s The Island. There are many agons when it comes to the original play of Antigone: duty versus state law, history of family transgression versus family loyalty, law of the gods versus law of the state, women versus men, citizen versus king, age versus wisdom, life versus death, eternity versus present, and most importantly the struggle for human rights…

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