Master Harold and the Boys - Pages 3 - 9 Summary & Analysis

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Seventeen-year-old student Harold, called Hally, has knows his parents' black employees Sam and Willie all his life and his fondest childhood memories took place in their room. As the three men reminisce on a rainy afternoon, Hally becomes increasingly distraught over his crippled alcoholic father's imminent release from the hospital and takes out his pent-up anger on Sam and Willie, unleashing a racist rant that threatens to destroy their relationship.

On a wet and windy day, Sam, a black man in his mid-40s wearing a waiter’s uniform, is flipping through a comic book in a deserted restaurant as Willie, another black man about the same age, wipes the floor. Willie, who is singing as he works, stands up and begins showing Sam how good he has become at dancing the quickstep. Sam tries to give him pointers, telling him to relax because it should look...

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