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D1 - DRAFT 1 In the play by Fugard titled"Master Harold.and...

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DRAFT 1 In the play by Fugard, titled “Master Harold…and the boys”, the main character, Hally spends time with two African-American servants, Sam and Willie. He has known them his whole life. One rainy afternoon, Sam and Willie, both of which are middle aged, practice ballroom steps in preparation for a major competition. Sam is quickly characterized as being the more cultured of the two. When Willie, describes his ballroom partner as lacking enthusiasm, Sam diagnoses the problem: Willie beats her if she does not know the steps. Hally then arrives from school. Sam is on an equal intellectual level with Hally. The conversation moves from Hally's school-work, to an intellectual discussion on "A Man of Magnitude", to flashbacks of Hally, Sam and Willie when they lived together in a Boarding House. Hally easily remembers the simple act of flying a kite Sam had made for him out of trash. Sam made this to cheer Hally up after Hally was embarrassed greatly by his father. Conversation then turns to Hally's English composition. The play reaches an emotional climax as the beauty of the ballroom dancing floor is used as a metaphor for life. .. But almost immediately despair returns: Hally's father has been in the hospital recently, undergoing medical complications due to the leg he lost in World War II, but it appears that today he is coming home. Hally, very upset with this news, lets out years of anger and pain on his two black friends, creating possibly permanent scars in his relationship with Sam, who now gives in to Hally's
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