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. Complete summary of Amiri Baraka’s Dutchman. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Dutchman.

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She switches strategies and mocks Clay’s Anglo-American speech, his college education and his three-button suit.

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Clay is shocked by her apparent knowledge of his past and says that she must be a friend of Warren. This article related to a British film of the s is a stub.

Although Clay says all this, he deeply rejects this plan of action. At the time, he was in the process of divorcing his Jewish wife, Hettie Jonesand embracing Black Nationalism. John Barry wrote the score.

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The two main performers “do their jobs with gusto and hold the viewer mildly absorbed. Bosley Crowther in his review for The New York Dutcmhan complained of padding, “at least five to 10 minutes” are “shots of empty New York subway stations”. Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed. William Shakespeare, English poet, dramatist, and actor, often called the English national poet and considered….


Clay says that if he were to take Lula’s words to heart, he should just kill all the white people he meets. Once Clay makes his confession, Lula changes strategies again. Retrieved from ” https: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Clay’s name is symbolic of the malleability of black identity and black manhood.

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He slaps her twice and tells her to leave him alone. He states that he does not want baraaka kill and that he prefers to be ignorant of the problem.

Retrieved 15 January Thank you for your feedback. There was a problem with your submission. He explains that these segregatory actions assuage black Americans’ anger barkaa whites and distracts them from accessing the “white man’s intellectual legacy”.

Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of It is also symbolic of integrationist and assimilationist ideologies within the contemporary Civil Rights Movement. Views Read Edit View history. Dutchman was the last play produced by Baraka under his birth name, LeRoi Jones. Lula sits down next to Clay. She tells Clay to invite her out to the party he is going to. Lula vaguely alludes to having sex with Clay at her “apartment” after the “party”.


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.

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Retrieved from ” https: Internet URLs are the best. If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login. Dutchman presents a stylized encounter that illustrates hatred between blacks and whites in America as well as the thd and psychological conflicts facing black American men in the s. Retrieved 15 December Keep Exploring Britannica William Shakespeare. You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered.

His first significant play, Dutchman ; filmwhich recounted an explosive confrontation on a train between a black intellectual and a white woman who murders him, won the Obie Award for best Off-Broadway American play. Dutchman may be described as a political allegory depicting black and white relations during the time Baraka wrote it. However, he does not push his hope onto her and waits for Lula to make the offer first.

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