Unformatted text preview: represented by the continual conflict of ideology between Vic and Dan. The leader of the family Victor, passionately backs Marcus Garvey's separatist Back To Africa movement. On the other hand, his brother-in-law, Dan believes in "the process of individual achievement". Through the depth of Ward’s characterization, the reader sees them as humans battling with complex, contradictory situations. Each character is three-dimensional: there are no heroes or villains. At one moment in the play a character may seem heroic, but then later they can be weak and vulnerable. So just as Victor is betrayed by Garvey's conviction for fraud, so the property-owning Dan is ruined by the Depression. The first time we see a character cast in a universally acceptable light is when Ward’s opinion shows through Les, proposes alliance between blacks and whites....
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- Spring '08