Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry

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Read Driving Miss Daisy Online Free - The place is the Deep South, the time 1948, just prior to the civil rights movement. Having recently demolished another car, Daisy Wertham, a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow of seventy-two, is informed by her son, Boolie, that henceforth she must rely on the services of a chauffeur. The person he hires for the job is a thoughtful, unemployed black man, Hoke, whom Miss Daisy immediately regards with disdain and who, in turn, is not impressed with his employer's patronizing tone and, he believes, her latent prejudice. But, in a series of absorbing scenes spanning twenty-five years, the two, despite their mutual differences, grow ever closer to, and more dependent on, each other, until, eventually, they become almost a couple. Slowly and steadily the dignified, good-natured Hoke breaks down the stern defenses of the ornery old lady, as she teaches him to read and write and, in a gesture of good will and shared concern, invites him to join her at a banquet in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. As the play ends Hoke has a final visit with Miss Daisy, now ninety-seven and confined to a nursing home, and while it is evident that a vestige of her fierce independence and sense of position still remain, it is also movingly clear that they have both come to realize they have more in common than they ever believed possible-and that times and circumstances would ever allow them to publicly admit.

Title : Driving Miss Daisy
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ISBN : 0930452895
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 80 pages


Brina rated it ★★★★★

November 23, 2016

Driving Miss Daisy is Alfred Uhry's 1988 Pulitzer winning play that put him on the map as a premier southern playwright. A play containing only three roles, Daisy is an exploration of what it means to be Jewish, black, and elderly in the ever changing south. Although only 47 pages in length, the...

Stephanie rated it ★★★★☆

April 25, 2015

Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry 4.5 stars - A quick and compelling read that really makes you think. Having grown up in a democratic household where I always heard that people are people regardless or race, religion, or sex, the theme of this book is hard to swallow, but it is set in the US in...

Duane rated it ★★★☆☆

March 30, 2016

"Driving Miss Daisy" is the first play in Uhry's "Atlanta Trilogy", which focuses on Jewish residents in Atlanta in the 20th century. It won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for drama, and the subsequent 1989 movie won the Oscar for best picture. It's portrayal of race relations brought it's share of crit...

Kristie rated it ★★★★☆

November 06, 2016

This was a very short play with only 3 characters. I found it interesting and wished it was longer. I will have to watch the movie at some point.

Katy rated it ★★★★★

October 07, 2013

A really beautiful story, with strong characters that you can picture in front of you. Miss Daisy's son hires her a 'coloured' chauffeur after she crashes her car and destroys property. His mother fiercely and passively resists this slight on her ability and independence but gradually she and Hoke...

Bert rated it ★★★☆☆

March 07, 2017

"I don't want ya, I don't need ya, and I don't like you saying I'm rich" A friendship to cherish, a woman like no other and sass galore. I find stories about opposites attracting to be really fun and interesting, obviously in this case it's only a friendship that comes to fruition but what a heart...

Andrew rated it ★★★★★

July 22, 2008

There is a chance that this may be one of the few pitch perfect plays ever written. There is such depth and life in the characters. The off-stage characters, who never show up, are so well drawn and full of life you'd swear they were in the actually on stage. This play avoids the dreaded hammer o...

Leah rated it ★★★★★

August 12, 2017

Love this play!

Shanna rated it ★★★★☆

December 18, 2016

https://2aughlikecrazy.wordpress.com/... The author's preface begins by stating of Miss Daisy being a real person his grandmother knew in Georgia in the 1940s. Daisy was a spinster and the last of her large clan. There was also a real Hoke, whom was a part-time bartender at a country club, and Boo...

Lauren rated it ★★★☆☆

September 25, 2016

After reading the book and watching the movie, I can think of only one thing to say: So that was kind of racist, right? Not just me? Told over two decades, Driving Miss Daisy is the story of the relationship between Miss Daisy, a wealthy Jewish woman, and her driver, Hoke, a semi-literal black man...

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