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LeRoi Jones “Duchman” wasfirst presented at The Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City on March 24, 1964. Dutchman takes place “in the flying underbelly of the city” in a subway train. It is about a conflict between middleclass black male and a flirtitious white women. LeRoi Jones main focus is on racial discrimination and racial hatred. Twenty year old Clay, a Black man is riding the train. The train slow after a while, Clay exchange a smile with an unknown face on the platform and then started reading his magzine again. Then train roars, Lula Thirty-year-old tall, beautiful women enters the train. She stops beside Clay and takes the seat next to him[Clay]. Clay is the representative of the assimilation faced by many of the black middle class through white`s like Lula. She seems to hate Clay, explaining him that he has a “type” she has often seen. She guesses that he has a black friend named Warren Enright with “phony english accent” andShe also comments on his dress by questioning him that “what right you have to be wearing a three-button suit and stripped tie, your grandfather was a slave, he did`nt go to Harvard”. Lula insists Clay that she knows the truth about him that his clothes won`t hide his blackness. He can`t be free from heritage of slavery and she can`t be free from the heritage of oppression. Luladirect the flow of conversation through out thefirst half of the play. Only after Clay express a sexual intreast in Lula, she fall mute.
In scene two Clay become more Black. Lula was dancing in the aisle,” you middleclass bastard. you would-be Christian. you ain`t no niger, you`re just a dirty white man”. Clay finally answer her back. He slap her across her mouth as hard as he can. Clay know that it is insane to conceal his blackness, either he can continue his insanity in this white world or he can releive his insanity by murder. But he chooses to s