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The Great Debaters Essay

  • Submitted by: lgs08hsur
  • on October 7, 2012
  • Category: History
  • Length: 996 words

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Action 1 —— Texas Train Station
Setting
  Character: Tolson, Jr.Farmer, Lowe
  Location: Train Station
  Time: Team is going to Harvard to have debate.


  Plot:


  Lowe: “Come on, the train is coming.
  Jr asks Tolson:“ where is Miss Booke?”
  Tolson: She won’t go with us. Because of some resons.--Look at Mr Lowe.(last for 3   seconds)
  Jr: She quit? [with unbelievable emotion]
  Tolson: Yes.
  Lowe: Are you kidding? She can't just leave us like this!
  Jr.: It is all because of you, you make her leave!!
  Lowe: it is not my fault, it is her own decision.
  Jr.: You made her!
  Tolson: Enough! It has been a fact, and there is nothing we can do to make her back. No more argue about this thing! Do you understand?
  Jr.: Yes, but...
  Tolson: no more.
  Quiet
  Tolson: Now it is our final campaign, and now everything depends on you two. I can not do more for you. Perform well, it is your time.
  Jr.: Will you leave?
  Lowe: I don't think we can handle everything.
  Tolson: I would like to go, but I can't.
  Jr.: But you were with us in every debate. Even Samantha is not with us this time.
  Tolson:You are gifted, both of you. You two are the best of my team members. Never think it as a failure if you lose the debate. Do you know the word, Niger, which from the Latin word? It means to defame, to blacken. It's always there? No, We, Negroes, shall strick back, but not by violence. There is a civil way. It is not just a debate with Harvard debaters. It is a time for us to prove. to prove we Negroes is never worse than White. We are smart, strong, and we shall pride as any other race in this plant.
  Lowe: I am not sure we:...
  Tolson: Mr.lowe you are in charge now. We can not change what happened, you two must cooperate as a undefeated team.
  Jr.: Yes,sir
  Lowe: Well, I will do my best
  Tolson: Time to go. Good luck.




Action 3 —— Hotel
Setting:
  Character: Jr. Farmer, Lowe, Booke
  Location: Hotel
  Time: night before...

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