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“Master Harold and the boys Pdf by Athol Fugard is a play set in 1950, The play’s events take place in South Africa during the apartheid era and show how institutionalized racism, hatred, or bigotry can become easily absorbed by those who live under it.
The play is a classic introspection of a young white boy’s coming of age in the early years of the apartheid era and the racial tensions which demolish his relationship with his boyhood hero.
Book Description ( Master Harold And The Boys):
This play is considered a semi-autobiographical play by many as playwrighter, Athol Fugard’s name by birth was Harold, and his own boyhood is very identical to the main character, Hally including his disabled father and mother running a tea stall to support the family.
The events of the play take place within the historical context of the South African apartheid era. Even though there is no such discussion of conditions or the actual laws of this forced segregation, apartheid pervades the characters’ beliefs, status, and behavior in society.
Hally shares a good bond with his black servants Sam and Willie but sometimes his behavior becomes rude as he asks them to call him “Master Harold”.
However, their relationship turned soared after Hally spits at the face of face out of frustration after learning his disabled alcoholic father is returning home. He knows that Sam can’t retaliate being a black servant.
In this way, Hally miserly abuses the structure of apartheid and creates an irreversible rift in his relationship with Sam.
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I really enjoyed this short play- there’s so much packed into so little. Keep in mind this was a text taught to my students, so I’m definitely reviewing it from the perspective of an English teacher: Positives: – Themes aplenty- race, father figures, intellect, age, art… – And the symbolism- kites, ballroom dancing, comic books… – Characters- so well-developed for a play that spans the course of just one afternoon – The dialogue is so rich and powerful- the climax of the play is incredibly moving and insanely well-written – Much can be done with historical and social context Definitely a good read- would be a great airplane read- short, but deep (unless you’re sitting next to a noisy child or a loud snorer).
I got this play for my Theater class. I loved it, it focuses on a scene of a young white boy and his black friends/servants. It takes place in South Africa 1950. Theme being racism, it shows a key example of how quickly one can turn. This was an excellent play, empathizing with either 1 or all 3 of the characters. It’s short and a great read, I highly suggest this book.
This is my favorite play. The characters are rich and the story is insightful. I have now both read and seen this play and it has been touching both times. The consequences of a younger boy having an amount of power that he doesn’t know how to fully control in a world which he is only just starting to comprehend and the way that his actions effect those around him is startling and moving at once.