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This play tells about a single mother, Miss Aggy, who was enslaved by her past. She grew up in a society, which she was taught, "any thing that was black wasn't good" and also that black signifies failure and hard ship, while white signifies prosperity and advancement. This belief was passed down as a result of slavery and has followed her through out her life. Miss Aggy would normally beat Len for associating with the black persons in the community. As the years go by Len had left home to study overseas, in one of the letters that Mama received from him he told her that he was married and sent a picture of his wife, Lois who was a black woman; and this got mama very agitated. She also thought that Lois was turning her son against her. While he was away mama paid down on a house for him at the bank and George also known, as Mr. Mac was her financial advisor and also one of Len's old enemies, but in the end everyone united and forgiven. The play engulfs around superstition.
Presentation-Story telling
The fact that the play has a story telling setting makes it appealing to students. Many students have an innate love of stories. They create magic and a sense of wonder at the world, and teach us about life, about ourselves and about others. Storytelling is a unique way for students to develop an understanding, respect and appreciation for other cultures, and can promote a positive attitude to people from different lands, races and religions. Many of these students may be used to their grandparents telling them stories during their spare time especially those of a rural setting such as the one in the pay. It is a cultural tradition for many students because at something in their lives they have been exposed to story telling or have heard their parents speak of it. Because Rhone uses story telling as the background her his play, it is indeed an excellent teaching strategy because stories ignite student interest, help students create vivid mental images and stories activate the thinking process. Stories form a framework for connecting events and concepts. This helps students better understand and later recall information. Stories provide depth to a concept going beyond a fact, a definition, or an outline of textbook material

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