Day 4

Master Harold... And the Boys Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    How does Hally scapegoat Sam and Willie?

    Hally is incredibly frustrated and anxious about his father’s early return from the hospital, but doesn’t like showing his true feelings. He cloaks his real feelings with a brusque, self-righteously angry veneer. At first Hally doesn’t have an outlet for his feelings, but then Sam and Willie provide one when their jokes and horseplay disrupt his homework session. He overreacts to their minor transgression and use them as scapegoats and outlets for his anger.

  2. 2

    Why is Hally so critical of ballroom dancing?

    Hally is incredibly biased against ballroom dancing, calling it simple minded and mentally retarded. Because in his...

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