For this week's blog, I would like for you to reflect on some aspects of August Wilson's "Two Trains Running" that we seem to have missed as a class. Your initial post should be a thorough discussion of the following questions:
1. To what extent do the main characters of the play reflect differnt aspects of (a) African-American heritage/culture and (b) the experience of African-Americans during the time period in question? Please give a detailed discussion of at least two main characters.
2. How does Hambone function as a symbolic character in the play? Consider his history, his actions, his phsycial condition, and his ultimate fate.
I strongly recommend drafting your answer before you post; it is pretty easy for me to tell whose thoughts are simply regurgitations of other people's ideas. Your initial post is due by 11:59 pm on Thursday, January 19, 2012. Your comments on two other posts are due by 11:59 pm on Sunday, January 22, 2012.