The Great White Hope - Act 2, Scene 4 Summary & Analysis

Howard Sackler
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Act 2, Scene 4 Summary

Fight promoter Pop Weaver, Cap'n Dan, and Fred watch film of a fighter they all believe could be the next White Hope. After the film breaks and as they wait for it to be repaired, they discuss the possibilities of grooming and training him and the means of promoting the fight. After Fred expresses doubts that the fighter they've just been watching can do it, Cap'n Dan calls in Dixon, who explains that his office has been keeping an eye on both Jack and the black population at large, which he says is close to becoming economically and socially powerful. In carefully worded language, he suggests that if Jack were to come back to America, take on this fighter, and deliberately lose, there might be the possibility that his criminal sentence might be reduced and the threat of increased black power and frustration would be...

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