Alfredo (Pavesi): That musthurt a lot.

No
matter what your objections might be to the values espoused
by this novel—and if you have no objections, don’t expect to
date my daughter—you will be forced to admire the sheer
sweep and daring of the writing.

George: What about hislittle willy? They circumcise! ()

In  in a silkworm farm,Olmo (Maccanti) has taken his wet clothes off and retracts hisforeeskin.

There is no further discussion and the topic isn'traised again.

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Alex: Yes, I should think. Hecalled out just now.

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Olmo: Ah, it burns becauseyou're not courageous, and you're not a socialist!

Hilary (Melanie Lynskey):All-girl boarding school.

Years later Alfredo (de Niro) hires a woman forthem both. As they undress, Olmo (Depardieu) , and as they both becomeuncomfortable at the prospect of sexual activity together. In bed heyare both naked with the woman between them, and both men have . De Niro isvisibly cut.

Sinead (Katharine Towne): I wasborn in France.

In the third part, a novice nun (Choloe Sevigny)says of a man who has raped a small child in the belief that having sexwith a virgin will cure him of AIDS, "I think he should be circumcisedbelow the belly button." There is a suggestion that poverty caused oneof the intitiates, Bongile's brother Huku (Anele Solwandle), to delayhis initiation until after he was old enough to have had sex, and sohis blood infected the others.

There are several references to circumcision, allmeant to be funny.

1. Compare the poem to Booker T. Washington's Atlanta Exposition speech. How heavily did Langston Hughes borrow from Washington's speech? How does his use of the speech inform the subject of the poem?

2. Langston Hughes went through four drafts of this poem before coming up with the final version. Using the images located at the Library of Congress, examine the differences between the various drafts and the final version of the poem. What changes do you see? What decisions does Hughes make about word choice?

Daphne: Are you having apicnic?

Moore, Jacqueline M. Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, and the Struggle for Racial Uplift. Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources Inc., 2003

Nick: Where is Frank Devereaux?

BALLAD OF BOOKER T.
by
Langston Hughes

Booker T.
Was a practical man.
He said, Till the soil
And learn from the land.
Let down your bucket
Where you are.
Your fate is here
And not afar.
To help yourself
And your fellow man,
Train your head,
Your heart, and your hand.
For smartness alone's
Surely not meet—
If you haven't at the same time
Got something to eat.
Thus at Tuskegee
He built a school
With book-learning there
And the workman's tool.
He started out
In a simple way—
For yesterday
Was not today.
Sometimes he had
Compromise in his talk—
For a man must crawl
Before he can walk—
And in Alabama in '85
A joker was lucky
To be alive.
But Booker T.
Was nobody's fool:
You may carve a dream
With an humble tool.
The tallest tower
Can tumble down
If it be not rooted
In solid ground.
So, being a far-seeing
Practical man,
He said, Train your head,
Your heart, and your hand.
Your fate is here
And not afar,
So let down your bucket
Where you are.

LANGSTON HUGHES
Final Draft,
Hollow Hills Farm,
Monterey, California,
June 1, 1941.