Is there a message or moral in “A Wall of Fire Rising”? If so, what is it? If not, why might that be the case?
While there may not be a moral exactly in the story, it is possible to read a message from the text. Little Guy’s role in the play is that of a revolutionary who fought to end slavery in Haiti. It is important to note that Haiti was the first country where the slave uprising ended slavery. Little Guy’s lines show some of that revolutionary sentiment. “There is so much sadness in the faces of my people. …I call on everyone and anyone so that we shall all let out one piercing cry that we may either live freely or we should die” (71). The implicit message of the...
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