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    In her play Topdog/Underdog, Suzan-Lori Parks draws many parallels between her two African-American characters Lincoln and Booth and the two historic figures they are named after. One parallel is...

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    In my opinion, it is more pertinent to speak of the social issues that Parks is addressing than the political ones. Therefore, although it is interesting (and even ironic) that "history repeats...

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    What is unique about Topdog/Underdog is the fact that the author Suzan-Lori Parks writes about race relations as an internal one. Unlike a play such as Raisin in the Sun, which does, indeed,...

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    The play concludes - not surprisingly given characters named Lincoln and Booth - with a bang. Symbolically, Booth isn't Booth anymore, after the murder he's 3-Card.

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    Even though the brothers were named as a joke by their father, their names prove to be the central image in the play. The names are obviously connected to history and establish the roles of each...

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