The Great White Hope Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Howard Sackler
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Chapter Abstracts

Act 1, Scene 1

* The play begins with an argument over whether Brady, the current white heavyweight boxing champion, should fight an up-and-coming black boxer.

* Brady at first rejects the idea but faces intense pressure from Fred, Cap'n Dan, and Smitty.

* A reporter comments that Brady is the White Hope, saying that every paper in the country is calling him that.

* Cap'n Dan convinces him to fight, and the fight is set for Reno, Nevada.

* Goldie and Fred shake hands as Brady makes racist comments about how he's looking forward to a win.

* Fred takes Goldie aside and reassures him that Brady doesn't mean them, adding that he's making them just to attract a crowd.

* As Goldie exits, Cap'n Dan tells the reporters he wishes they wouldn't refer to Brady as a hope.

Act 1, Scene 2

* As Jack shadow boxes, he's watched by Tick, his black trainer, and Ellie, his white...

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