"MASTER HAROLD" . . . and the Boys by Athol Fugard

"MASTER HAROLD" . . . and the Boys book cover
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Why didn't the author give Hally's parents names??

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The word "father" connotes many warm feelings in our culture, but the word also has come to signify above all else "authority," and it is the issue of authority, whether by a parent or by of race, that the play calls into question. Indeed, the relationship between Sam and Hally at the beginning of the play is one of harmony and respect, symbolized by the possibilities of the ballroom dancing, where people must move together, aware of each...

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