Discuss conflict and characterization in the play Dutchman.

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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 never be received into "white" society.  It is a dark view of the dominant culture and how that culture represses minorities in particular African Americans.  The play also features a group of co-conspirators who can't be ignored.  They are essential to the play's meaning in that they help push Clay's body off the train.  This is quite an indictment of white society.   And finally, neither of the two characters are what they appear to be.  Clay...

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