Essays Tagged: "Piano Lesson"

August Wilson's play "the piano lesson".

I think August wilson's play "the piano lesson" tells us that although there is nothingwrong with persuing the American dream, it shou ... licts between brother and sister over differences invalues and beliefs.Boy willie wants to sell the piano in the name of his future which is the American dream,a future that would avenge his ancestors ... ere. I got one part of it. Sell them watermelons and get me another part. Get Berniece to sell that piano and I'll have the third part." (9)The fact that he wants to buy his "ancestors land" tells us ...

(2 pages) 153 0 4.1 Jun/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

The Piano Lesson

In the drama, "The Piano Lesson" by August Wilson written in 1945, it showed the difficulties in releasing the past and ... differences in values and beliefs. For example, the brother, Boy Willie, wanted to sell the family piano so he can buy his own land to farm and start a new life for himself. However, he was confronte ... life for himself. However, he was confronted by his sister, Berniece, who did not want to sell the piano due to it's rich and painful past that it represented. Therefore, the theme in "The Piano Less ...

(6 pages) 86 0 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Piano Lessen

Sibling Rivalry In the play, "The Piano Lesson"� by August Wilson, it showed the difficulties in releasing the past and moving ... ster. They argue over their differences in values and beliefs in life. Boy Willie wants to sell the piano so he can buy his own land to farm and start a new life for himself, land where his ancestors ... does not want to sell it because of what it portrays and represents about the family's history. The piano has cravings by a slave ancestor that tells the whole story of Boy Willie and Berniece. Boy Wi ...

(3 pages) 11 0 0.0 Mar/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Piano Lesson

ly for Boy Willie. As much as I can understand why Berniece didn't want to let Boy Willie sell that piano, I don't think she even for a second thought about how beneficial it would be to go through wi ... she even for a second thought about how beneficial it would be to go through with such a sale. That piano would undoubtedly be just what Boy Willie needed to get his life on track. He has plans to buy ...

(1 pages) 11 1 3.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Black history, The Piano

A Piano's Cost In The Piano Lesson, August Wilson portrays the life of a 30's family in a dilemma over ... ano Lesson, August Wilson portrays the life of a 30's family in a dilemma over selling an ancestral piano for money to buy land those ancestors worked as slaves. The piano teaches many lessons, among ... ortant is that you must hold on to your heritage over everything else, even economic betterment.The Piano Lesson speaks of some basic lessons of African-American culture. Wilson felt a duty toward his ...

(7 pages) 686 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Berniece, the Central Figure of The Piano Lesson

Berniece, the Central Figure of The Piano LessonAugust Wilson's play The Piano Lesson is an incredibly powerful story that speaks of the ... ful story that speaks of the link a piano has with the ancestry of an African American family. This piano is a narrative of the struggles of this family, and how far they have come from days of slaver ... aking the struggle to find herself that much more difficult.The focus of the conflict involving the piano involves the fact that Boy Willie, who is not always the most noble of men, wants to sell the ...

(3 pages) 1 0 0.0 Apr/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American