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What examples in the text show that Hally and Sam's relationship is unstable in "Master Harold". . .and the Boys?

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In "Master Harold". . .and the Boys , the most forceful symbol of the instability in Hally and Sam's relationship is the moment when Hally spits in Sam's face.  This moment illustrates the racial privilege that Hally realizes he has over Sam.  When Hally was a young boy, he didn't appear to be aware of the racial separation required by law.  Hally frequently...

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