How The Motif Of Ballroom Dancing Does Shows The Social Change And The Point Of View Of Each Character?

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“Master Harold and the boys” written by Athol Fugard is play set in the apartheid of South Africa in the 1950. This reflect the racism abuse black people suffered from white people. Regarding the effort that was being made by the community, they still lost the discrimination and inequality kept growing until a point where people started to fight for their liberty. I this essay I’m going to focus on the different ways ballroom dancing reflects and describes the constant roughness there was in South Africa from to different communities, how Fugard connect both culture with one same motif and the relationship between the culture, starting from the friendship Harold and Sam establish at the ...view middle of the document...

Ballroom dance was an important part of the South African Society in the 1950,becuase it help Africans to overcome the power of the white people. The constant down-pull they had over them made them doubt about the power they had and the only way of freeing that anxiety was ballroom dancing. In the play the dance becomes a metaphor for how society can work harmoniously together, yet there are conflicts that prevent it from happening. Specifically, ballroom dance becomes a metaphor to show the conflict between a cooperative society and the disappointment associated with life and our inability to force change. This is shown by Sam teaching Willie the dance and also educating Hally on the significance of the championships. The idea of winning the championship for Willie was very important, but he is also frustrated that his partner, Hilda, is unable to perform some of the moves. Willie is mad because he thinks Hilda is responsible for slowing their progress, which might ruin their chances of winning the championship. Willie who seems a bit of a perfectionist often takes his frustrations out by beating her. He believes that in order to get Hilda to obey and to cooperate with him, he must show her his strength. If we recall the time of slavery the same idea happened, slaves were hit in order to obey, but what actually happened was they got tires and worked less. This idea was giving by Fugard to remember the ugly past of African citizen and since them the white population has always been in control of the black population.
As we continue to read the play we see that Fugard keeps making allusion to the ballroom dance. This allusion help the reader in contact with the different problem both societies face and how they both fight over power....


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