Dutchman. Amiri Baraka. CHARACTERS. CLAY, twenty‐year‐old Negro. LULA, thirty‐year‐old white woman. RIDERS OF COACH, white and black. The Dutchman and The Slave Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme by Imamu Amiri Baraka, LeRoi Jones. The Logic of Retribution: Amiri Baraka’s. Dutchman. Nita N. Kumar, Professor of English at Shyama Prasad. Mukherji College, University of Delhi, has a Ph.D. in.

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Clay, who does not respond initially, eventually grabs her and throws her down.

If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login. The elderly black train conductor steps into the compartment and tips Lula his hat. You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered. Dutchman was the last play produced by Baraka under his birth name, LeRoi Jones.

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Retrieved from ” https: Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of The play, which won an Obie Award. This page was last edited on 21 Marchat Although not shown widely, the film was critically well-received and was nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festivalwhere Shirley Knight received the Volpi Cup for best actress.

The characters engage in a long, flirtatious conversation throughout the train ride. Keep Exploring Britannica William Shakespeare.


Learn More in these related Britannica articles: You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. Dutchman may be described as a political allegory depicting black and white relations during the time Baraka wrote it. Lula is angered by Clay’s not falling for her manipulative tactics. John Barry wrote the score.

William Shakespeare, English poet, dramatist, and actor, often called the English national poet and considered…. Lula guesses that Clay tried to get his own sister to have sex with him when he was Dutchman presents a stylized encounter that illustrates hatred between blacks and whites in America as well as the political ducthman psychological conflicts facing black American men in the s.

She barakw all the other passengers, blacks bafaka whites, in the train car to throw his body out and get out at the next stop.

He states that he does not want to kill and that he prefers to be ignorant of the problem. Dutcchman ignores his denials and uses stereotypes to correctly guess where he lives, where he is going, what Clay’s friend, Warren, looks and talks like. The action focuses almost exclusively on Lula, a white woman, and Clay, a black man, who both ride the subway in New York City.

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Bosley Crowther in his review for The New York Times complained of padding, “at least five to 10 minutes” are “shots of empty New York subway stations”. Clay is shocked by her barakq knowledge of his past and says that she must be a friend of Warren. She switches strategies and mocks Clay’s Anglo-American speech, his college education and his three-button suit.


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Clay states that if black people stopped trying to heal their pain through dance, music, civic participation, religion, or focusing on moving upwards in American society, and became coldly rational like white people, black people would just kill all the whites and be done with racism in America. Braka don’t know if these are real or conveniently made-up by Lula.

She accuses him of staring at her buttocks. Amiri Baraka’s “Dutchman” and the Book of Proverbs”. Lord Byron, British Romantic poet and satirist whose dytchman and personality captured the imagination….

Clay says that if he were to take Lula’s words to heart, he should just kill all the white people he meets.