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Symbolism in Master Harold and the Boys

Summary: Reviews South African playwright Athol Fugard's play, "Master Harold" . . . and the Boys. Examines Fugard's use of symbolism in the story. Considers the influences on Hally's character.
The book is about Hally, a white young man, and the damage done to him by apartheid and alcoholism. The black servants Sam and Willie work for Hally's parents which own a restaurant. They have been part of Hally's upbringing and are two close friends. Hally educates Sam with knowledge acquired from school text books, but Sam tries to teach Hally vital lessons necessary for a healthy lifestyle. With a racist environment and an alcoholic as a father, Sam has been a positive role model for Hally.

There are many symbols in this book which need to be examined closely, which all influence Hally's future. The kite is an object to resemble Hally and Sam's relationship, Sam wanted Hally to be proud of something, proud of himself, and he gave him the encouragement for flying and climbing above his shame. After flying the...

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