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Surname 1 Name: Class: Tutor: Date of submission: Plot summary of “Race” play by David Mamet The play by David Mamet’s “Race” begins with two lawyers in their conference room. One of them is a white man seemingly in his 40s while the other is a black man also in his 40s. it is also later revealed that there is a black lady named Susan who is also a lawyer in the firm. The white man, Jack is discussing with Henry (the black man) whether they should take a rape case by a rich client known as Charles. Charles was accused of raping a black woman in a hotel room with whom he was in a consensual relationshi. The lawsuit is likely to take on a race approach especially with the remarks that have been made by Charles about the black population. Besides, it is clear that Jack also has his own prejudices against the black population. The two lawyers realize that the fact that case has a white perpetrator with a black victim means that the jurors are likely to judge the case harshly. When they find out that there is very strong evidence that Charles committed the crime, they decide to drop it. However, at this moment they find out that Charles has already written a check for them and that is a binding contract. They have no choice but to take up the case. It is also revealed that Jack did a thorough background check on Susan before he hired her. This is because he thought that it would be viewed as discrimination if he did not hire her. He also revealed that he believe that black people could sue for wrong termination in the event that they are fired.
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Surname 2 It is clear that the case will be seen from a racial angle and any juror who has any racial point to rove will give a guilty verdict to Charles. At the time, there is clearly nothing that a white man can say about a black man that would not be interpreted as racially offensive. Susan faces some kind of racial discrimination in the office whereby Jack suggests that he does not trust her. In the end, it is revealed that Charles is indeed guilty of the rape and that he even wants to go confess his crime to the press. Lawson seems to be sexually attracted to Susan and even suggests that she wears a sequined dress but pretends that the dress will be helpful in demonstrating that rape did not actually occur. The attorney’s poor judgment of the black characters continues to the end of the play with the presumed rape victim feeling it is becoming more and more difficult to obtain a fair hearing. The major conflict in the play is racial discrimination and how the white people treat the black population. Various conflicts are portrayed in the play. For instance the fact that Henry does not really like Susan yet, he is also black. Henry does not like Susan because he feels that the society favors her as a black woman at the expense of other qualified people. He seems that he is jealous that Susan is so young yet very successful. It seems a bit odd that despite Henry being black as well, he does not like Susan. There is also conflict where Jack hired Susan yet is
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