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. The Logic of Retribution: Amiri Baraka’s. Dutchman. Nita N. Kumar, Professor of English at Shyama Prasad. Mukherji College, University of Delhi, has a Ph.D. in.

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The action focuses almost exclusively on Lula, a white woman, and Clay, a black man, who both ride the subway in New York City. Clay is gladdened by Lula’s apparent liking for him and maintains a hopeful attitude to having sex together.

She feeds him apples. There was a problem with your submission. He states that he does not want to kill and that he prefers to be ignorant of the problem. Thank you for your feedback. Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources.

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Clay makes as if to leave, but Lula coolly, rationally, stabs him twice to the heart. Please try again later.

Amiri Baraka’s “Dutchman” and the Book of Proverbs”. Lula is glad that Clay is so easy to manipulate and puts her hand on his leg. We don’t know if these are real or conveniently made-up by Lula.

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Dutchman presents a stylized encounter that illustrates hatred between blacks and whites in America as well as the political and psychological conflicts facing black American men in the s. Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved from ” https: Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions. She switches strategies and mocks Clay’s Anglo-American speech, his college education barxka his three-button suit. He explains that these segregatory actions assuage black Americans’ anger towards whites and distracts them from accessing the “white man’s intellectual legacy”.


Clay, who does not respond initially, eventually grabs her and throws her down.

William Shakespeare, English poet, dramatist, and actor, often called the English national poet and considered…. It is also symbolic of integrationist and assimilationist ideologies within the contemporary Civil Rights Movement.

Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article. She ignores his denials and uses stereotypes to correctly guess where he lives, where he is going, what Clay’s friend, Warren, looks and talks like.

She accuses him of staring at her buttocks. Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of Lula guesses that Clay tried to get his own sister to have sex with him when he was Retrieved from ” https: Help us improve this article! From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Set in a New York City subway car, the play involves Clay, a young, middle-class black man who is approached seductively by Lula, a white fellow passenger. Retrieved 15 January 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.


Lula is angered by Clay’s not falling for her manipulative tactics. Films directed by Anthony Harvey. Archived from the original on May 4, We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. Views Read Edit View history.

You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. Lula provokes Clay to anger and finally murders him. At this point, it is unclear whether Clay is really going to a party, but he tells her he really is.

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Books and Writers kirjasto. At the time, he was in the process of divorcing his Jewish wife, Hettie Jonesand embracing Black Nationalism.

Once Clay makes his confession, Lula changes strategies again. She derides his being black and passive. But the whole thing boils down to a polemic that is tedious and without consistency or conviction in this form”.