drama essay - Jeff Mabry 03-16-2010 Drama Essay: Trying to...

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Jeff Mabry 03-16-2010 Drama Essay: Trying to Find Chinatown This short drama takes place on a curb in the lower eastside of New York City, Ronnie and Benjamin come in contact with one another as Ronnie is playing his violin for pleasure and spare change. The two men instantly start off on the wrong foot and begin arguing* about ethnicity and how one characterizes it. Throughout the drama both characters learn a little from one another yet hold on to their initial conceptions. Ronnie and Benjamin are nearly polar opposites that personalities clash instantly. Ronnie grew up within the big city with what appears to be a rough place for Chinese people, he hints at the constant oppression and stereotypes he deals with on a daily basis on that is the base for his “fuck you” (1364) attitude. Ronnie is embarrassed of his ancestral heritage and claims that the violin that he indulges himself into is his background. The violins history and legacy is the same as Ronnie’s, within his eyes they are intertwined. Ronnie is very arrogant and short tempered due to the racism he has been influenced upon by many Caucasian Americans. Benjamin on the other hand is very sincere and polite, yet these qualities make him very naive to other people’s hardships and he does not truly understand what it is like to
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