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In the two novels Master Haroldand the boys and the boys and Like Water for Chocolate there are many symbolic similarities In both books there are acts where individuals strongly oppressed or discriminated against Although the individuals are being oppressed for different reasons their emotions are shattered deeply In Athol Fugards book Master Harold and the boys an older man is discriminated against by a younger child only because the older man is black and the child is white In Laura Esquivels book Like water for chocolate a girl by the name of Tita is oppressed by her own mother because of the soul reason of being the youngest child therefore lying in her destiny to serve her mother till death and being unable to decide her own destiny However in both cases there are signs of rebellion and protestation even though both novels 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 a black man by the name of Sam Now Hally is starting to grow up and he is noticing things which he did not notice when he was younger He realized that where he lives white people have certain rights over black people Hally owns a cafe and he has got two black men working for him one of which is Sam Hally walks in one morning and finds Willie 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 with your work And you too Sam Sop fooling around Athol Fugard Master Harold and the boys 18 Hally criticizes Sam by asking him sarcastically if he really thinks that he is good enough to win a dancing contest Hally
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