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OppressionIn the two novels Master Haroldand the boys and the boys and Like Water forChocolate there are many symbolic similarities In both books there are acts whereindividuals strongly oppressed or discriminated against Although the individuals arebeing oppressed for different reasons their emotions are shattered deeply In AtholFugards book Master Harold and the boys an older man is discriminated against by ayounger child only because the older man is black and the child is white In LauraEsquivels book Like water for chocolate a girl by the name of Tita is oppressed by herown mother because of the soul reason of being the youngest child therefore lying in herdestiny to serve her mother till death and being unable to decide her own destinyHowever in both cases there are signs of rebellion and protestation even though bothnovels do not end the same end the same both Sam and Tita get their point across Hally is a young white boy living in Africa it is safe to say that he was raised by ablack man by the name of Sam Now Hally is starting to grow up and he is noticingthings which he did not notice when he was younger He realized that where he liveswhite people have certain rights over black people Hally owns a cafe and he has got twoblack men working for him one of which is Sam Hally walks in one morning and findsWillie and Sam dancing preparing for a dance contest Hally- Think you stand a chance Act your bloody age Hurls the rag at Willie Cut out the nonsense now and get on withyour work And you too Sam Sop fooling around Athol Fugard Master Harold andthe boys 18 Hally criticizes Sam by asking him sarcastically if he really thinks that he isgood enough to win a dancing contest Hally screams at Willie and Sam for making amistake this is ironic because Willie and Sam are in their forties while Hally is
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