Alice Childress Writing Styles in Wedding Band

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Structure

Wedding Bandh a two act play. The exposition and complication are combined in the first act when the audience learns of the love between Julia and Herman and the issues that prevent their marriage. The climax occurs in the second act when Herman's mother confronts the two lovers. The catastrophe also occurs in this act when Julia and Herman are reconciled.

Conflict

The conflict is the issue to be resolved in the play. It usually occurs between two characters, but it can also occur between a character and society. Conflict serves to create tension in a plot, and indeed, it is often the motivating force that drive a plot. In Wedding Band , there is a clear conflict between Julia's love for Herman and the expectations of a society that forbids and even punishes the love between black and white partners. There is also conflict between Herman and his...

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