The Image Of Man In Selected Plays Of August Wilson

by Shamal Abu-Baker Hussein



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/20/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 178
ISBN : 9781477247020
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 178
ISBN : 9781477247037

About the Book

Wilson's approach can be seen as a communal romanticism, dealing with ordinary people, language, and problems, giving the priority to the feeling and human dignity over logic, power and money, putting freedom and equity as a pivotal concern, almost presenting women and children as victims, and highlighting the importance of heritage, identity, and culture. As his self-revision message, all those three plays demonstrate scenes of black self-review, showing the blacks' part of responsibility in the situation they live in. It is a project of self-rehabilitation for the blacks. Since American society is a multicultural spectrum, there is not any certain legibly ascribed American identity. That is why Wilson does not submit to the claims of the dominant cultural trend by some white critics like Brustein. Wilson confidently presents the blacks’ identity typified with self-fulfilment and contribution to the American culture, as his alternative contributory image of man against the white dominant models, or the violent black ones.

About the Author

Shamal Abwbakir has taught at Sulaimani Univeristy, College of Languages since 2008, as a lecturer. He has also taught at the English Department at the College of Basic Education at Sulaimani University as a lecturer. He is a Teacher of English and teaches English in the Secondary School. He has been teaching there since 1998. He has a strong tendency in researching in the field of Modern Drama.