Follow-Up to the Pre-Reading Activity for ‘Master Harold’

Complete the following assignment and bring to class on the first day of discussion.


  1. Before reading the play, I asked you to make a prediction about the subject/plot of the play.  Take a moment to think back on your prediction.  Was any of it accurate?  If so what?  If not, do you think that the author, Athol Fugard, intended this confusion?  Why?


  1. I also asked you to consider the following statement: Blood is thicker than water.  Reflect back on your reaction (agreement or disagreement) to that statement.  Does your opinion hold true in light of what happens in the play with Hally?  Explain.