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Choose one (1) of the following questions and write an analytical response of 750 words or more. Please support your response with documented quotes from the play
- Is there a protagonist (a central character who is dynamic, who undergoes significant change) in Dutchman? Is there an antagonist (a static person, idea, or concept that stands in opposition to protagonist) in the play? If yes, please identify both the protagonist and the antagonist in the play, explain your selections as well as how the antagonist acts as a change agent for the protagonist. If no, please explain in detail why not.
- As noted in our course introduction, plays written by African Americans were rooted in the rich soil of black life, experience, and history. Such plays should be teaching instruments for us. What does Amiri Baraka want his audience to learn from Dutchman? Please discuss and explain your response in detail.
- Compare and contrast the story line of Dutchman with the Biblical story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden in the Book of Genesis. Please be specific and detailed in your response.
- Sometimes the plot (orderly arrangement of incidents in a play) is advanced through conflict (“to fight or contend; do battle;