Master Harold and the Boys - Page 60 Summary & Analysis

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Summary

After Hally leaves, Willie tells Sam that everything will be OK tomorrow. He says that Sam is right and he will apologize to Hilda and will not beat her anymore. Then when they practice, he will romance her as Sam advised, and he imagines himself and Hilda winning the prize for most promising newcomers in the dance competition. Saying he will walk home, he puts the money set aside for his bus fare into the jukebox. Both men begin dancing.

Analysis

The play ends on a hopeful note. After Hally leaves, Willie and Sam resume their dance practice and Willie's promise to stop beating Hilda, indicating that people can indeed change if they so desire. This implies by extension that societal change is also possible. The author leaves it unclear whether the day's events will have an effect on Hally, but Willie and Sam...

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