1. How are the allusions to the biblical Eden--especially figures of Adam, the apple, and the temptress--significant to the play? Explain.
2. What faith does Dutchman's Clay place in the American Dream?
3. To what extent does the character seem driven by efforts to take part in the dream? Explain.
4. In what ways does Baraka construct images and ideas about colonization in Dutchman? Explain.
5. Other than colonization, how else might the relationship between black and white America be imaged? Explain.
6. Analyze gender relations in Dutchman. Explain how Baraka uses conventional gender identity as well as dominant attitudes about racial and sexual etiquette to develop the play's two main characters.
7. What do you see in Baraka's writing that makes him the poster child for the Black Arts Movement?
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