<br>Although the play does identify many universal themes, such as the destitution of homeless people, I feel the play is uniquely South African, as the circumstances for the poverty and homelessness is different. South Africa passed laws that discriminated against non-whites, and these laws were strongly enforced. This did not occur in other countries, although racism was evident elsewhere, it wasn't actually law. <br>
<br>Boesman and Lena perfectly represent the plight of the millions of non-whites that suffered during Apartheid. Primarily, the forced removals from homes and dispersing of communities caused the destitution in South Africa. Non-whites were not afforded the opportunity of settling down in a home or community, and this led to great depression and loss of meaning in their lives. This fact is perfectly illustrated by Lena's desperation after being forcefully removed. <br>
<br>Boesman's feelings towards Outa show the racial tensions between different groups of non-whites. Boesman believes he is superior to Outa. He is frustrated by the situation in South Africa and he vents this frustration on other non-whites. Outa, being very frail and unresponsive, is an easy target for Boesman, and this is evident in the way he treats Outa. <br>
<br>Fugard has presented a play on the plight of non-whites in Apartheid South Africa, and I feel that due to certain circumstances, such as the forced removals, the play is uniquely South African.