역사에서 배우는 The Piano Lesson

Title
역사에서 배우는 The Piano Lesson
Other Titles
The Piano Lesson from American History
Author(s)
남정섭이영미
Keywords
August Wilson; The Piano Lesson; land; ownership; reconstruction; 오거스트 윌슨; 피아노 레슨; 토지; 소유권; 남부 재건기
Issue Date
201504
Publisher
한국현대영미드라마학회
Citation
현대영미드라마, v.28, no.1, pp.69 - 95
Abstract
The Piano Lesson from American History The importance of land ownership is highlighted by Boy Willie who is the mouthpiece of August Wilson in his play The Piano Lesson. He emphasizes the historical and economic significance of the land where his ancestors toiled as slaves and which he can at last purchase from the white family who once owned his ancestors. African Americans’ quest for land ownership began right after the Emancipation but their hope was shattered as the federal government’s plan to redistribute the land in the South failed during the Reconstruction Era. The promise of “fort acres and a mule” was not fulfilled and the life of African Americans continued to be impoverished until and during the 1930s. Land ownership is a crucial pathway to economic independence and spiritual freedom, on the ground of which African Americans can cherish their culture and assure a promising future. This is the main message August Wilson provides through Boy Willie in his Piano Lesson.
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/YU.REPOSITORY/32568
ISSN
1226-3397
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