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  • The Underdogs
    Since the protagonist is the central character in a literary work, Booth fits this role because he becomes more developed as a character than the others. Unlike some protagonists, however, Booth is...

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  • Topdog/Underdog
    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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  • Topdog/Underdog
    The 3-card monte hustle is significant because it reinforces the concepts of chance/ risk and the volatility of life. The card game is central to the story; it highlights how Booth and Lincoln...

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  • Topdog/Underdog
    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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  • Topdog/Underdog
    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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  • Topdog/Underdog
    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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  • Topdog/Underdog
    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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