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I think August wilsons play the piano lesson tells us that although there is nothing wrong with persuing the American dream it should not be at the expense of ones heritage or culture It also showed the difficulties in releasing the past and moving forward in ones life It is centered on the conflicts between brother and sister over differences in values and beliefs Boy willie wants to sell the piano in the name of his future which is the American dream a future that would avenge his ancestors and secure his success Berniece on the other hand clings to the heirloom in memory of the blood that stains its wood In this play the only person who makes sense is Boy willie He wants more to life then what he has He approaches everything with a boyish and occasionally crude bravado His impulse is to use the family legacy and convert it into capital In this sense Willie appears to be denying his families traumatic past Quiet the contrary I think as he wants to use the money to buy Sutters land Land that his ancestors worked as slaves As we can see from the discussion that he has with his uncle Sutters brother selling the land He say he gonna sell it to me Thats why I come up here I got one part of it Sell them watermelons and get me another part Get Berniece to sell that piano and Ill have the third part 9 The fact that he wants to buy his ancestors land tells us that he is in tune with his Family legacy We can see that he is not as selfish as he appears The only reason why he wanted to sell the piano is because Berniece never played it and he thought that selling it would
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