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    Athol Fugard Biography

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    Athol Fugard Athol Fugard was born on the 11th of June 1932 in Middleburg Northern Cape, to a below average income household. His mother, Elizabeth Magdalena an Afrikaner, operated first a general store and then a boarding house; his father, Harold, was a disabled former jazz pianist of Irish, English and French Huguenot blood. In 1935, his family moved to Port Elizabeth. He attended Marist Brothers College in 1938, thereafter going to university of Cape Town to study philosophy. After his second

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    The novel, “Tsotsi”, by Athol Fugard shows how characters struggle and change to fit in with individuals they have chosen to surround themselves with. This can be seen through multiple scenarios, which unfold throughout the book. These scenarios are expressed through the use of many literary devices that help explain the message. These devices include but are not limited to imagery, motif, and similes. One way in which the message is shown, is through the use of imagery. Athol uses imagery to show the

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    Athol Fugard Athol Fugard was born on the 11th of June 1932 in Cape Town, to a below average income household. His mother, Elizabeth Magdalena an Afrikaner, operated first a general store and then a boarding house; his father, Harold, was a disabled former jazz pianist of Irish, English and French Huguenot blood. In 1935, his family moved to Port Elizabeth. He attended Marist Brothers College in 1938, thereafter going to university of Cape Town to study philosophy. After his second year at the University

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    Tsotsi, by Athol Fugard

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    The novel Tsotsi, by Athol Fugard, is a story of redemption and reconciliation, facing the past, and confronts the core elements of human nature. The character going through this journey, who the novel is named after, is a young man who is part of the lowest level of society in a poor shanty town in South Africa. Tsotsi is a thug, someone who kills for money and suffers no remorse. But he starts changing when circumstance finds him in possession of a baby, which acts as a catalyst in his life. A

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    informed on the one hand by John's and now Winston's comprehension of the Antigone legend as an archetype of resistance, and on the other by their understanding of the Sisyphus legend in much the way that Camus understood it. And in his last scene, Fugard pulls out all his stops to create a coup de théâtre that is not an end in itself but a subversive means to enlightenment and political engagement. Brian Crow astutely writes, "[T]he ability to `act,' to assume a new identity however temporarily, is

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    cannot see reality as it truly is from their eyes. In Athol Fugard’s Master Harold… and the Boys, he shows the apartheid between blacks and whites in South Africa. While some of these white people wanted to end apartheid, other people who lived with apartheid for their whole lives do not see the wrongs with it. These people want change, but do not know that they are the issue which is known as a psychological barrier. In the play, Athol Fugard uses Willie who struggles with a psychological barrier

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    How Athol Fugard Presents Personal and Political Conflict in the Opening Scene of The Island Athol fugard presents the opening scene in a number of ways. The play is all about contrasts in personal and political conflict. The Island was written by Fugard to show the situation between whites and blacks in South Africa. When the play was first preformed it was more like a political play, but audiences see it as based more on the human spirit. After the apartheid had finished the play was more

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    • 1932 Harold Athol Lanigan Fugard is born June 11 in Middleburg, Cape Province, South Africa. • 1938 Fugard attends Marist Brothers College, a private Catholic primary school. • Town, studying philosophy. He drops out after two1951-1953 Fugard attends the University of Cape years. • 1953-1955 Fugard travels throughout Africa where he discovers his love for writing and wrote The Captain’s Tiger: A Memoir for the stage, but was only published in 1999. • 1956 He writes his first play, Klaas and The

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    The play Master Harold and the Boys by Athol Fugard takes place in a small Tea House in Port Elizabeth in South Africa. The play starts off with Sam and Willie, two black servants at the restaurant cleaning and talking about a ballroom dance tournament coming up. Hally, a teenage white boy whose parents own the restaurant walks in after coming from school and begins to have a conversation with Sam and Willie. In the period of only an hour and a half or so, Sam, Willie, and Hally give a small glimpse

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    Hilda Samuels and Hally’s mother can be compared and contrasted in Athol Fugard’s ‘Master Harold’… and the boys. They can be compared based on their relationship with the overbearing men in their lives as well as their absence in the play as a whole. They are both females; however, they are from different cultural backgrounds. There is a distinct difference between the race as well as the class of both females. The relationship between Hally’s father and mother as well as Willie and Hilda emphasises

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