Summary Of Wining Boy In August Wilson's 'The Piano Lesson'

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I shall be answering question number 7, ‘what do I think of Wining Boy’s explanation of blacks and whites?’, is that Wining Boy is explaining that white men can bend the law so that it suits them. While black men cannot bend the law to their will making them go to jail quicker. For instance just recently in the news, a black man got shot twenty times by white cops in his grandmother’s backyard his phone mistaken for a gun. The family of the black man is seeing no justice while the white cops that shot the black man is walking the streets freely. That is exactly the kind of difference that Wining Boy is talking about between a black and white man. IF the roles were reversed, the black cop would instantly get a life sentence with no chance of parole. So if a black cop kills a white man and gets punished, why can’t a white cop who kill black man get punished too.…show more content…
WInign Boy states in the play ‘The Piano Lesson’ by August Wilson “ Now you take and eat some berries. They taste real good to you. So you say I’m gonna go out and get me a whole pot of theses berries and cook them up to make a pie or whatever. But you ain’t looked to see them berries sitting in the white fellow’s yard…. Now the white man come along and say that’s my land. Therefore everything that grow on it belong to me. He tell the sheriff, “I want you to put this nigger in jail as a warning to all the other niggers. Otherwise first thing you know these niggers have everything that belong to us.” this is a true example of the law bending difference between a white man and a black man. I shall be answering question number 7, ‘what do I think of Wining Boy’s explanation of blacks and whites?’, is that Wining Boy is explaining that white men can bend the law so that it suits them. While black men cannot bend the law to their will making them go to jail
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