Journal #2 for “Master Harold”
Complete the following assignment for 4/19.
(Complete after reading the whole play.)
1. Hally and Sam start having a debate/discussion on
page 16 (page #’s might differ in your version) about men of magnitude.
Look back over pages 16-23 and think about the choices each character makes
for a "man of magnitude." Choose either Hally or Sam to focus your
2. Once you've chosen Hally or Sam to focus on, look
closely at each of their choices for a "man of magnitude." What do these
choices tell us about Hally/Sam? How do their reactions to the other's
choices inform us about Hally's/Sam's character?
3. Think a little further now. Aside from character
development, why else do you think Fugard is including these choices for a
"man of magnitude" in this play? What effects are created for the audience
given the play as a whole?