Thesis For The Piano Lesson

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In The Piano Lesson by August Wilson, the Charles legacy is upheld with the family piano. The piano was an item that recorded the family’s history of enslavement. In The Piano Lesson, Berniece holds on to the past memories of her family, through the attachment of the piano. She keeps in mind all the struggle and hardships her relatives went through with that piano. It’s essentially an artifact with an overwhelming amount of history behind it. As much as she cared for the piano, Berniece left the legacy untouched, never played it, and keeps the history behind it away from her daughter. The significance of Berniece's actions reveal that beginning to accept your past, will allow you to be comfortable with your present. Berniece protects the piano