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    "Double consciousness" was a term coined by W. E. B. Dubois, in an 1897 article entitled "Strivings of the Negro People." It refers to the phenomenon of experiencing one's self-awareness as...

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    "Dutchman," written by Amiri Baraka, can be considered to fall into many different genres based upon different aspects by which one could focus upon. The first main category which the text falls...

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    I don't know if I'd call it a moral lesson. Certainly, Amiri Baraka had a point of view that he communicated clearly through his play. The play is a terrific example of protest drama, a style...

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    it demands you to realize that the never ending cycle of violence and killing of black people is happening one black person at a time. look at the play Lula killls Clay then at the end of the play...

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    When Baraka wrote Dutchman he was called LeRoi Jones, and it opened off-Broadway at Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City, in 1964. It is said that Baraka was then still "in his Bohemian phase."...

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    Leroi Jones wrote Dutchman as he was about to change his name into Amiri Baraka and embrace black nationalism. The play mirrors this transition as it retains some experimental and avant-garde...

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    When one views the 1967 film adaption of the play by Anthony Harvey, a sign in the back of the subway cart can be observed. The sign contains an ad for cigars and the word ‘Dutchman’. This...

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    One theme discussed over and over again is race and racisism. Racial oppression and racial hatred lie at the heart of Dutchman. Yet this play is not a simplistic denunciation of racism but rather...

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    Certainly, the passengers are symbolic of society, but I believe it is more specific than that. They are anonymous, basically faceless. They are certainly not presented as individuals. They get...

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    It is a political drama for the racial attitudes expressed in the play, the violence, and the sexual politics. Remember that this was first produced in 1964, when racial tensions were rising and...

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    Another thing to remember is that Leroi Jones/Baraka is calling for something of a revolution in this play. He is showing us that Clay's attempt to be "white" is futile and that he will...

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