Topics: “Brought back to life after 100 years, how does your character respond to the way society has progressed and it’s response to them now in comparison to before? ” By_ Peter Lee My character: George Thomas It makes me so angry that people don’t recognise that I am a powerful man! I have money, status, but those stupid people don’t know who I am. When I used to dine at luxury restaurants, department store, hotels and other famous places, I was recognised as George Thomas usually, have people give me top service. That’s a now a problem of course. Now people expect me to sit with filth.
When I complain to the manager about the pitiful service and behaviour of the bloody waiters or waitresses, they look at me like I am some fool! It’s only after my constant demands that they finally take me to fitting accommodation. Why must I have to ask, can they not see from my stature, do they not know the Thomas name? Why do these things happen to me? I used to buy expensive things from the stores, the community knew, that was a common practice for me but these people, They make comment about how those things are expensive. Who cares about the price of the things?
Only, poor filthy animals like them care about it because they don’t have much money like me. I look at them with contempt… Oh this restaurant has the most expensive food in the city. It is very delicious to eat. What? What the bloody hell? Why is that black animal coming to seat in this premium area? Uh… what?? Sitting behind me? It must not happen! How dare this black ‘abo’ think he is welcome in this fine luxurious restaurant and sit behind me! Eww! It’s really disgusting! It doesn’t make sense! I can’t have a meal in the presence of this company, I must complain at once to the manager…
he must not realise this is happening! Hey, manager! Do you think this make sense? Huh? You don’t know what I’m talking about? Oh, you bloody idiot! What’s wrong with your brain? Why is this black animal in this restaurant, let alone the table!!! (Hey! what are you looking at? )… Look here Mr Manager! Throw her away or you’ll regret what you’ve done! I will take my money else where and ruin the reputation of this restaurant if you do not remove her! What? What did you just say? What the hell are you talking about? Because she is your customer, you can’t let her out?
Oi, do it or I’ll walk out of this restaurant, you son of bitch! No? Okay! Fine then, I’ll go! You’ll regret this one day and I’ll remind you of what I’ve just said to you. Black and White cannot sit next to each other. They can’t stay with us! It is unacceptable! Hey you ‘Abo’! Walk out yourself or I’ll get you! I know what you all are buggers… get away with everything; expect things to be handed to you on a silver platter! Well, maybe you should earn your place in this world like the rest of us! I had to! Nothing came my way easy you know! You think it was easy for me to make my way to the top!
Married to a woman who treated me like a sty dog half the time! Walked my hands in the soil, protected what was mine, only to have it taken away by you! That land was mine! Not yours! Mine! I paid for that land with my sweat and tears! My wife and daughters died on that land! Hey, man! Bloody hell… Oi, police! Yeah, you! Listen to me! Do you think it is acceptable for whites and blacks to be in the same place? You can’t just remove me from here! They are the ones being indecent! Look at them! Filthy Black dogs and white humans can’t live together, you know?! What?
You’re telling me to, ‘Shut up! ‘? You don’t know who I am? I’m George Thomas, the wealthiest man in the city, you know! Everyone knows who I am! I have the power to take everything from you! What? Yeah, you think I am racist! Mate! I’m bloody normal, the only normal one in this place! I am normal, you know! Those disgusting aboriginals should’ve been kicked out of Australia! What have they done for this country??? Tell me that! And the other Asian should’ve been banned from my precious land too! They will ruin this country, you wait and see! I’m George Thomas! I AM George Thomas!