August Wilson's play, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, puts much emphasis on the importance of music and oral tradition in African American culture and identity. Loomis‘ spiritual, physical, and emotional journey to find the "song" within himself is mirrored by the same journey of the African American community as a whole, who through their collective music are looking to reestablish connections with their past, each other, and their broken selves despite the traumas of slavery and methods of cultural repressionr…...
August Wilson’s, Joe Turners Come and Gone, was a play composed almost entirely of foils and contrasts The use of polarity and compliment allowed Wilson to write a play which highlighted the range of the black experience- the shadows of the play were made more readily apparent by the intensity of the light, One example of this is found in the character foil between Herald Loomis and Bynum Walker, Although more subtle than most of the other foils, the slight…...
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