Journal #1 ‘Master Harold’ ...and the Boys

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


  1. The word "apartheid" is never mentioned during the course of the play and yet, clearly, it is a driving issue behind the play. In what ways is the legislated racism of apartheid at issue here? Is the fact that racism is the official law of the land the central failing that the play explores?


  1. In what ways does Sam make the right decision not to hit Hally? In what ways is he wrong?