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Running: IN THE BLOOD 1 Suzan-Lori Parks Perception of the Society in her play “In The Blood” Student Name Institutional Affiliation Date
IN THE BLOOD 2 From the onset of the play, Hester is portrayed as a huge burden to society. “Should have it if you cannot afford it," implying total disregard by the society on her. One major challenge illustrated in the play entails racial discrimination. Hester is a black woman with five children depending on welfare to cater to her children. Suzan intentionally replaces the character as black, an illustration of racial discrimination happening in society (Batobara & Saleem, 2019). Current society set up experiences unrest, protest, and challenges on people of color. Each race seems to hate and despise the other. Black Americans are often viewed to be a minority and often oppressed. Hester faces challenges with income and poverty, similar to the modern-day black women and children (Parks, 2000). Society around Hester forces an implied grouping on herself separate from other people. Such grouping is based on race, creating a negative perception of black people in society. Society does not expect any positive impact from black Americans, which becomes instilled among future generations. Poverty War Suzan Lori introduces the concept of the poverty war facing Hester. Society creates environments whereby poor people remain poor while the rich accrue more wealth. To maintain the status quo between rich and poor, members of society take advantage of the poor. The

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