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A Raisin In The Sun
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...raisin in the Sun A Raisin in the Sun is referred to as a ‘black play’, given its context and central theme. The play, written by Lorraine Hansberry, portrays the life of a few week of an African-American family which lives on the Southern side of Chicago during the 1950`s. The play opens with a situation where the Youngers are expecting an insurance cheque worth $10,000 on the death of Mr. younger. The family members have differing views on how the money should be spent. The entire text of the play boils down to the idea of dreams and not just one central dream shared by the characters of the play, in fact distinct dreams which each member for the family aims at achieving. However, the end...
A Raisin In The Sun
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...Raisin in the Sun Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun made her the first African-American to achieve the Best American Play award from theNew York Drama Critics Circle, as well as the fifth women and the youngest American to do so (Morrin 1). The plot revolves around fulfilling dreams and desires through the $10,000 insurance check the Youngers receive from the life Insurance policy of Mr. Younger. Each member of the family wanted things to do with it: Lena, or “Mama,” wants to use the money to buy a house to fulfill this shared dream...
The play "A Raisin in the Sun"
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...Raisin in the Sun" Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun (1959), debuted on Broadway, deals with a family's experiences growing up in the US and is highly recognized as autobiographical in effect. The play has been one of the major means for the writer to convey her ideas about American Dream, the role of prosperity and welfare etc, and it is one of the finest contributions to the art for life's sake. "Hansberry, an intellectual and activist, used the play as a vehicle to address significant issues of the day including segregation, poverty, political resistance, social justice, feminism and reproductive rights. This introspective look at one black family living in Chicago's south side... The play "A...
Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
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...RAISIN IN THE SUN 'Raisin in the Sun' is a play written by Lorraine Hansberry and explores the world of a black family living in a small house, amid financial troubles and individual dreams that need to be fulfilled. It narrates the story of the Younger family, comprising Mama, Walter Lee, Ruth, Beneatha---the main characters in the play. This paper is an attempt to analyse the probable themes that the play could be set to be based on. THEMES IN RAISIN IN THE SUN The whole play is strewn with instance that help the Younger family gear up for Change. Right from the beginning, one anticipates some change in the condition of living, since a play cannot delve in constancy... , the manner in...
A Raisin in the Sun
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...raisin in the sun and show how racism was deeply rooted back in the 1950’s and the manner in which blacks always wanted to pursue the American dream where they would hope to have “life, liberty as well as the pursuit of happiness”. Looking at the social climate of the 1950s and 1960’s... ? Film: Raisin in the Sun A raisin in the sun is a play that mirrors many events that happened in the 1950s and 1960s. The play is about a black family living in a time when there was a lot of racism. The lower class family is struggling economically especially since they do not have good jobs to support them. Mama who is a 60-year woman and the mother of the family acquires an insurance check of $10,000 after her...
A Raisin in the Sun
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...Raisin in the Sun by Hansberry: An Analysis of Themes Explored Outline Thesis: An analysis of the play A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry reveals that the major themes explored in the work include the development of an individuals’ struggle against society, racial discrimination and the significance of dreams in a person’s life. I. The play explicates the theme of how individuals must struggle against social afflictions in order to survive. A. Each of the members of the Youngers’ family must fight against the problems of poverty and deprivation. B. Walter must struggle to fulfill his social...
A Raisin in the Sun
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...Raisin in the Sun Although black people were considered free going into the 1960s, they were still deeply resented and still considered a substandard race. Although the industrialized cities generally offered greater opportunity for the black family, the North was not much better, culturally speaking, than the South. Not as widely recognized, the social boundaries for black people in Northern cities were significant. In “A Raisin in the Sun”, Lorraine Hansberry exposes the hidden cultural boundaries her characters encounter as they each define a modest version of the American dream while trying to determine how best to spend their $10,000 insurance check. Mr. Younger (Big Walter... Cultural Theory in...
The Raisin In The Sun
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...Raisin In The Sun Raisin In The Sun is a film directed by Lorraine Hansberry in 1961. The film was later on re-staged by P. Diddy (Sean Combs) in 2008. The film depicts the challenges of a black American family against its own internal problems, which are intensified by racism perfected by white Americans. The film also deals with issues of homophobia and sexism, white skin privilege and poverty. It also brings into focus daily human challenges with regard to responsibilities and love which become controversial in the face of poverty witnessed in an urban dwelling. The original play...
A Raisin in the Sun by Hansberry
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...Raisin in the Sun by Hansberry: An Analysis of Themes Explored Outline Thesis: An analysis of the play A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry reveals that the major themes explored in the work include the development of an individuals’ struggle against society, racial discrimination and the significance of dreams in a person’s life. I. The play explicates the theme of how individuals must struggle against social afflictions in order to survive. A. Each of the members of the Youngers’ family must fight against the problems of poverty and deprivation. B. Walter must struggle to fulfill his social obligations of providing for the family C. Beneatha must face the tribulations posed... by the...
A Raisin in the Sun
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...Raisin in the Sun. It debuted on Broadway in 1959. The of the poem has been derived from the poem Harlem. The play revolves around black family’s encounters at the Washington Park Subdivision of Chicago. The play holds the unique honor of being the first of its kind to be produced and directed by a black woman and black man respectively. The play received mixed reviews from everywhere. The play projects a couple of weeks in the life of an African American family, i.e. the younger’s. They were living in the South Side of Chicago during the 1950s. At the inception of the play, the Younger’s are granted a check of $10,000 that they had received... . Othello is embedded in the grandeur of elite...
A raisin in the sun
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...Sun A rising in the sun is a play that was written by Lorraine Hansberry whose got inspired from the poem ‘Harlem’ by Langston Hughes. The story depicted in the play revolves around an African-American family’s life in Washington Park Subdivision in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighbourhood. This paper aims at exploring how Lorraine Hansberry’s play ‘A Rising in the Sun’ exploits its themes. The play uses the main characters to depict individual ambition and dreams. These are emphasized through events and symbols that collectively embody the maltreatment and inequality of Africa-Americans pursuing the American dream. African-Americans suffered racial discrimination, which was present, since... A Rising in the...
A raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry
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...American Dream in Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun The 1950s describe the rise toward the Civil Rights movement, as Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, among others, criticize racial inequality. Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun uses the same setting, where the Youngers clash with one another in their meaning of the American Dream. Lena comes from the proud roots of black slaves who escaped their fate by going to the north, and her only dream is to have a house in a white neighborhood, where she believes that her family can have a more comfortable life. Walter is not satisfied with a house and wants to go into a liquor business, which Lena does not approve of. With $10,000 worth... 14 Novemebr The Deferred...
A raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry
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...American Dream in Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun The 1950s describe the rise toward the Civil Rights movement, as Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, among others, criticize racial inequality. Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun uses the same setting, where the Youngers clash with one another in their meaning of the American Dream. Lena comes from the proud roots of black slaves who escaped their fate by going to the north, and her only dream is to have a house in a white neighborhood, where she believes that her family can have a more comfortable life. Walter is not satisfied with a house and wants to go into a liquor business, which Lena does not approve of. With $10,000 worth... 14 Novemebr The Deferred...
A Raisin in The Sun
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...Raisin in the Sun: Walter Lee as a Tragic Hero INTRODUCTION The tragic heroes and their tragic predicaments have always attracted more minds to the literature than the heroes who through their virtues, chivalries and indelible fates overcome all the awful situations in life and live with their heroines in arms happily ever after. Lord Byron in his famous ode, ‘To His Lyre; An Ode’ has very meticulously quoted thus: “I wish to tune my quivering lyre, To deeds of fame, and notes of fire; Fir’d with hope of future fame, I seek some nobler Hero’s name” (Byron 1832). To comprehend the exact position of a Tragic Hero, the insight provided by the author Karuna...
A raisin in the sun
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...Raisin In the Sun: A Depiction of the Failed American Dream The movie refers to the possible results when a dream is deferred: Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun Maybe it just sags like a heavy load or does it explode. People who have deferred dreams begin to realize later in their lives that the dream will never come true. The deferred dream never materialized. The classic deferred dream is the American Dream. By analogy, logic states that the American Dream will never materialize. The American Dream can never materialize. It is a mere concept. It is too much of a good thing, an ideal that it becomes a dream, something that is impossible of attaining. It is like the concepts... ...
The Connection between freedom in american history and the freedom of " A Raisin in the Sun"
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...American history and the freedom of " A Raisin in the Sun" A Raisin in the Sun isa play by Lorraine Hansberry that unveiled in 1959 on Broadway (Hill and James, 376). The label is derived from the rhyme "Harlem" by Langston Hughes. The tale is found upon a black family experiences in Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood and I will discuss this in the light of personal freedom. The play illustrates us this reality as a vision getting higher in the sun regardless of all the societal prejudice and racism. The idea struggles not to dry out the heat of daily routine and accomplish its aspiration that made black Americans existence miserable. It takes us back to the instance...   The Connection between freedom in...
Love. A Raisin in the Sun
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...Raisin in the Sun” In Lorraine Hansberry’s play, “A Raisin in the Sun” Walter Lee Younger appears as a typical mid-twentieth-century African-American who has to shoulder partially his family’s maintenance at the death of his father, Mr. Scott. Like a sensible family-head he seems to be worried about the Youngers’ economic prosperity and struggles hard to support the family. Though at the beginning of the novel, he behaves defiantly and belligerently to other family members like his wife Ruth and her sister Beneatha, and though he takes some wrong decisions, he gradually amends himself. Indeed these wrongs and flaws initially present him... A Critical Analysis of “Walter Lee Younger” in the Play “A...
A Raisin in the Sun essay
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...Raisin in the Sun was motivated by Hansberry’s childhood experiences. In as much as she was born in a middle-class American family living in Southern Chicago, she witnessed the injustices the black Americans were facing. Even though their family was wealthy and lived in a neighborhood surrounded by rich people, she was restricted to spending time in the black ghettos. Domina asserts that, “She spent most of her time... A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry depicts the everyday life of black people in a manner that everyone can discuss and understand the oppression and suffering they face. In as much as there were strides that had been taken in the agitation...
The Connection Between Freedom in American History and the Freedom of "A Raisin in the Sun"
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...American history and the freedom of " A Raisin in the Sun" A Raisin in the Sun is a play by Lorraine Hansberry that unveiled in 1959 on Broadway (Hill and James, 376). The label is derived from the rhyme "Harlem" by Langston Hughes. The tale is found upon a black family experiences in Chicagos Woodlawn neighborhood and I will discuss this in the light of personal freedom. The play illustrates us this reality as a vision getting higher in the sun regardless of all the societal prejudice and racism. The idea struggles not to dry out the heat of daily routine and accomplish its aspiration that made black Americans existence miserable. It takes us back... self as she progresses towards...
"Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry
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...Raisin in the Sun(1961) did not only preserved the originality of the play, but also successfully transferred this classic of Afro American literature into a highly commendable film. Let me first discuss those adaptation techniques briefly. There are seven ways in which an adapter can transpose a play into movie (Desmond and Hawkes, 2006... his audience In A Raisin in the Sun, the strong shared emotions and relationship of the black family play an important role to the overall development of the plot. The director communicated this emotional empathy with a creative series of shots and compositions that visually represented the shared emotions. Through the...
A Streetcar Named Desire and A Raisin in the Sun
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...Raisin in the Sun A Streetcar d Desire and A Raisin in the Sun s [Professor’s name] [Course name] [Date] A Streetcar Named Desire and A Raisin in the Sun A streetcar named Desire and A raisin in the sun are two of the greatest literary works produced by Tennessee Williams and Lorraine Hansberry, respectively. Both plays shed great light on familial values along with the existence of a fine line between dreams and fantasies that is told through the hardships faced by the protagonists. “A raisin in the sun” tells the story of an African American family that strives to stay together despite clashes between personal ambitions and racial discrimination... . On the other hand, “A streetcar named...
An Analysis of the Play "A Raisin in the Sun"
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...Raisin in the Sun” Hansberry’s play “A Raisin in the Sun” deals with several themes, the two most prominent being family conflict and the fulfilment of dreams. Both of these themes can be seen through the actions and perspective of the character of Walter and both are interlinked. There is conflict within the family which is presented immediately within the play, and this conflict is mainly focused on the individual diverse dreams of each family member. Walter’s dream of becoming rich quickly through an investment in a liquor store is in fact a very personal dream as the dreams of his family members are different to this in many ways and he grows increasingly... Submitted: An Analysis of the Play “A...
"A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry
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...American literature. Lorraine Hansberry’s ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ provides with a profound and massive range of consciousness, which emerges among the black people. This play portrays a certain part of Southside Chicago in the 1950s, and its tumultuous situation in the Early Civil Rights Movement setting. The play ineradicably alters the pre-conceived... Lorraine Hansberry’s ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ Lorraine Hansberry is one of the most prominent and remarkable revolutionary playwrights. ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ by Hansberry, was the first ever-performed play in the Broadway, composed by a black woman, in the year of 1959. It also claimed the New York Drama Critics Circle Award as the best play of the year. ...
Final over A Raisin in the Sun
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...Raisin in the Sun” is about the Younger family, an African-American family living in a meager apartment in Chicago. As poor as many were during the 1950s, the Youngers still upheld a sense of pride and family honor. The family awaits an insurance check that is to be made out to Lena Younger, for her husband’s death. Though Lena’s children and her daughter-in-law encourage Lena to spend the money on herself, Lena wants to spend it on something that can benefit the family, so she purchases a house. Life begins to brighten for the Younger family, until a series of events causes their lives to slowly spiral downward. When Ruth, Lena’s daughter-in-law, becomes pregnant, things take... Question One “A Raisin ...
A Raisin in the Sun
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...American, which is totally lacking in Mrs. Johnson. Works Cited Hansberry, Lorraine, Nemiroff, Robert and Baraka, Imamu Amiri, “A raisin in the sun: and, The sign in Sidney Brustein's window”, New York: Vintage Books, 1995.Print.... ” (Hansberry, Nemiroff, and Baraka, 61). The drama of the play is brought to a new dimension when the scene of Walter lets his son know he is still have the plan to involve in the liquor store deal. This is because, it is only in this moment that the audience sees a different side of Walter’s personality as he generally strikes to the audience as a restless and quarreling person. But in this scene, the reader or viewer of the play is reminded of the real human...
Critical analysis of 2 plays Wilson, Fences and Hansberry, Raisin in the Sun
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...American dream. Lorraine Hansberry’s play “A Raisin in the Sun” attempts to portray a relatively typical black family realistically attempting to cope with the boundaries the American society has placed on them. Opening the way for future writers to blatantly name their experience, the play opened on stage in 1959 and received positive reaction from white and black audiences for its bald realism. The play essentially reveals what happens during the few weeks following the death of the father, Mr. Younger. Mr. Younger (Big Walter) and Mrs. Lena Younger had once hoped of achieving the American Dream as she remarks to Ruth in Act I, scene 1... Exposing Boundaries The South was the epicenter for the...
Critically analyze Walter Lees Perspectives of the American dream. Why is Walter determined to achieve the American dream?
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...American literature the concept of American Dream with its pros and cons in various strata of society evolved out from time to time. Loraine Hansberry, one of the eminent African-American writers, wrote the play ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ in the year 1959. With all the vow of equality since ages, America was not able to establish the term to its truest sense has been well depicted through the play. Experiences of the two generations of the Younger family and their struggles and challenges encountered owing to the laws pertaining to the labor and housing discriminations in America have been... Critical Analysis of Walter Lee’s Perspective of American Dream Table of Contents Table of Contents 2 Introduction 3...
A Raisin in the Sun: Women in Courageous Light
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...Raisin in the Sun: Women in Courageous Light The Raisin in the Sun is a play written about a typical African-American family caught in the middle of interplay of problems namely: poverty, racism and tensions between social classes. A lot of issues which plagued the African-American families was shown in this play and opened the eyes of the people on the surmounting problems that racism and class tensions has drawn. The pressures are high in the story wherein five people live in a single apartment, two families share a small space, and the building itself is. The raisin in...
Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry - 11th Grade quality and in MLA Format
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...Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry Lorraine Hansberry’s play, “A Raisin in the Sun,” narrates the saga of Youngers, a poor African-American family that lives in South Side Chicago. It comprises five members including the mother Lena, her son Walter, his wife Ruth, their son Travis and Lena’s daughter Beneatha. Each of the family members has his or her dreams and aspirations, which come into conflict with one another. Lena receives an insurance payment of $10,000 against her husband and wants to buy a home, because she feels that a good home will solve all the family’s problems. However, Walter cherishes the idea of investing in liquor shop, in collaboration with his... 10 December A Review of “A...
Raisin in The sun, by Lorraine Hansberry.
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...American’s neighborhood, enabling them to separate from the persistent racial differences. Bennie teases Walter and his wife of their outdated dancing and insists of the outdated Negro dancing style. This choice of words mainly perpetuates the racial differences and separations between the whites and blacks. Conclusion Various instances and scenarios indicate racism against Africans in the book; in fact, Lorraine wanted to show the form of prejudice and discrimination that Africans faced in the American territory. The same kind of treatment in still evident in various parts of the world even today whenever people of different origin, economic status and...
)edipus Rex and A Raisin in the Sun
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...Raisin In The Sun, the theme of racism is clearly visible. It talks about a black family, that receives insurance money, as a result of the death of a family member. Each family member has different dreams and aims about what to do with the money. The distribution of insurance money is a representation of the Written law of the land. The story moves forward and eventually, Mama's dream is to buy a house in the white neighbourhood---almost a taboo in the racist society, then. There existed an extradition... R.Preeti 11/11/2007 Literature often comprises of overlapping themes and events in various versions and works,...
Play Synopsis: "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry
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...Raisin in the Sun Lorraine Hansberry, the granddaughter of a freed slave, was passionate about the cause of civil rights in America. A Raisin in the Sun was first written as The Crystal Stair, but later renamed after a line from a Langston Hughes poem. It was the first play by an African-American woman to be produced on Broadway and Hansberry was the youngest to win a New York Critics’ Circle award. She was also the first African-American playwright to be presented with the award. The play was later made into a film starring Sidney Poitier, and received an award at the Cannes Film...
Explain "Harlem" (aka "A Dream Deferred" by Langston Hughes.) What is the main idea (theme)of the poem? Identify and discuss each of the five similes.
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...raisin in the sun”, “like a rotten meat”, “like a syrupy sweet”, “like a sore” and “like a heavy load” are the five similes used in the poem. The writer uses a simile to compare the dream which is deferred with a raisin. According to the writer if a raisin is left in the sun to dry, it becomes hard and shrivels; it loses its moisture and nutrition, similarly if a dream is delayed to achieve it will not turn out as the person originally wished... Your  Explain "Harlem" (aka "A Dream Deferred" by Langston Hughes.) What is the main idea (theme) of the poem? Identify and discuss each of the five similes The poem “A Dream deferred” by Langston Hughes revolves around the main concept that a ‘dream’ is...
Draft Outline & body & Introduction of paragraph raisin in the sun by lorraine hansberry
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...American family lives in poverty. The play begins by the family receiving $10,000 from the life insurance policy of the deceased Mr. Younger (Hansberry 2). Due to their myriad problems and needs, the family is divided on how best to use the money. Mama wants to use the money to buy a new home while Walter wants to invest the money in a liquor business with his friend while Beneatha hopes to use the money for her tuition fee. Ruth, Walters’s wife, agrees with Mama arguing that a better home will benefit the entire family. In the end, Walter’s friend misuses the money and the family encounters a decision by a white neighbor to move out of the given neighborhood and receive...
Materialism VS Spirituality in " A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry
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...dream, but it also a consideration of dreams and well being of others. A raisin in the sun is a play that looks at how an African-American family lives in South Chicago during the World War II and the 1950s. At the beginning of the play, the family is to receive a check for $10,000 from the insurance of Mr. Younger’s life... Materialism VS Spirituality in “A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry Materialism is the preoccupation with material objects and comforts. It is placing an emphasis or stress upon the material world. It causes one to develop a disinterest in or total rejection of intellectual, spiritual or cultural values. It is an interest in and a desire for money and possessions, as opposed...
Racism in America related to the book "A Raisin in the Sun"
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...Americans are generally proud of what they have done and are currently are doing for their country. Works cited Hansberry, Lorraine. A Raisin in the Sun. 1st ed. New York: A Division of Random House, Inc., 1994. Print. Jefferson, Thomas. Declaration of Independence. National Archives, 2011. Web. 9 July 2011. < http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/declaration_transcript.html> “Jim Crow Laws.” Wikipedia.com. Wikipedia, n.d. Web. 9 July 2011. < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Crow_laws> “Ku Klux Klan.” Wikipedia.com. Wikepedia, n.d. Web. 9 July 2011. < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ku_klux_klan> Lee, Felicia. “Deferred...
"A Raisin in the Sun Play" (1959) by Lorraine Hansberry and "City of Glass" (1984) by Paul Auster
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...Raisin in the Sun Play (1959) by Lorraine Hansberry and City of Glass (1984) by Paul Auster. While the latter is a novel, the former is a play. The two literatures works attempts to present different... In developing a convincing literature work, are compelled to come up with strategic styles, which heavily communicate the responses of the novel. The strategy that the applies should be unique and not easily understood by the audience. There lacks a genre that compels the author to rules of developing the novel. In fact, the author processes decision based on the flow of ideas and not by the rules of the genre. The incoming research will investigate two unique literature works, courtesy of the A Raisin...
A Raising in the Sun - Old and New Movie Comparison
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...Raisin in the Sun- Comparison between Old Movie and New Movie Thesis ment: Every person in the Younger family has a personal dream. One person wants to elevate social status (but doesn’t have a concrete plan to achieve that), one wants admission in medical school and one wants to live in a bigger house. Achieving dreams becomes even more difficult if the dreamer is a single African-American mother living in America during 1960s. The newer version of the movie is closer to the original play written by Hansberry. Almost every individual has one or more passionate dreams in his/her life. A...
Critical Reaction of Black Cinema : A Raisin in the sky (1961, Daniel Petrie)
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...dreams of liberation and a change in identity are not possible to reach because of the identity. The need to find roots, assimilation and the movement to find an identity then becomes the raisin in the sun that is never able to get out and find light with a dream that can be reached. The movie, “Raisin in the Sun,” is one that shows the several controversies of identity. The characters, plot and the symbols used in the film show the tensions that arose from the civil rights movement. This was a combination of difficulties with the outside environment and the need to change from...
Raisin in the Sun
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...Raisin in the Sun” Hansberry’s play “A Raisin in the Sun” deals with several themes including racial tension, oppression, family conflict and the fulfilment of dreams. The character of Walter as the protagonist of the play also serves as a form of antagonist. Many of the plays themes and plot developments centre on Walter while it is also as a result of Walters weaknesses and actions which cause the family further adversity and problems. Walters character goes through a significant transformation through the play. At the beginning he is portrayed as weak, selfish, materialistic and belligerent, while by the end... Submitted: The Character of Walter as both Protagonist and Antagonist of the Play “A...
Raisin in the Sun Article
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...Americans to achieve their dreams in a society which is inherently racist and the changing values of different generations of African Americans. The article would be particularly useful in providing a structure for setting out how the play has been viewed in the past. Seaton also provides useful evidence to support the view that the play moves beyond stereotypes because it portrays a range of different characters who view the family’s dilemma in very diverse and complex ways. References Hansberry, Lorraine. A Raisin in the Sun. New York: First Vintage/Random House, 1994. [First published 1958]. Seaton,...
A Raisin in the Sun
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...dream. Mama believes so strongly in the significance of the family and tries teaching her family this value as she struggles keeping them united and functioning. Beneath and Walter learn their lesson concerning their family’s importance towards the play’s end when Walter Lee is denied by Beneatha as a brother and have to deal with loss of the family’s stolen money. In their reconciliation, Beneatha says, “well- I do- all right? –thank everybody! And forgive me for ever wanting to be anything at all!” (A Raisin in the Sun) Although... College: A Raisin in the Sun Introduction and Play Overview ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ is a play telling a story of Younger’s (a black family’s) lower-class struggles in its...
A Raisin in the Sun
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...dreams of becoming a doctor. She has an ambition of becoming a well-educated black woman in the locality (Morrin, 8). These are ambitions that are not welcome in Walter’s and Mama’s calendars. Evidently, each person’s ambition in the family varies substantially. The conflicting trend within this family conveys a message to majority of contemporary families. The direct affiliation of the domestic conflict theme with the modern society creates much popularity of the play, regardless of its initial production. A Raisin in the Sun has immense impacts on society. However, the effects of the play differ from one ethnic group to another. Black... Drama analysis Introduction Drama is a major genre in the...
Material Values in " A Raisan in the Sun"
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...Raisin in the Sun An individual’s thoughts as well as actions will be influenced by the goals and other ambitious dreams; he/she is pursuing. The play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry portrays how the members of an African American family, the Youngers have different goals and dreams and how they struggle to achieve those dreams holding on to their positive values. The family unites in a strong manner, shedding their personal inhibitions, and aims to achieve their goal or dream, by holding on to their positive values of self-worth, dignity, and honor instead of material values. The Youngers act in a positive manner, fighting off a racist society and showing that self... ?Material Values in A...
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...dreams. Mama preaches about the importance of respect, but Beneatha feels that respect should be earned and, in many cases, should be based on the person or situation. These differences in personality and attitude make Mama more cheerful and optimistic, bringing about results that she can be pleased with. Beneatha’s personality causes her to be shrewd and pessimistic, causing life to seldom go the way that she wants it to. Works Cited Hansberry, Lorraine. A Raisin in the Sun. New York: Vintage Books, 1994.... A Raisin in the Sun Lorraine Hansberry’s play, A Raisin in the Sun, contains many different types of personalities, though none are more contrastingthan those of Mama and Beneatha. Both women face ...
A Raisin in the Sun
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...dreams in a person’s life, especially in staying hopes about the future. Works Cited Baraka, Amiri. “A Raisin in the Sun’s Enduring Passion.” A Raisin in the Sun and The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window. Ed. Robert Nemiroff. New American, 1987. 9-20. Rpt. in Contemporary Literary Criticism. Ed. Roger Matuz and Cathy Falk. Vol. 62. Detroit: Gale Research, 1991. Literature Resource Center. Web. 7 Dec. 2011. Hansberry, Lorraine, and Langston Hughes... Walter Lee Character In order to convey their message and communicate intended themes in any form of narratives, authors use different characters. Defining a character in most cases depends on the situation-taking place in the narrative. Racism and class...
A Raisin in the Sun
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...Raisin In The Sun ‘A Raisin In The Sun’ is one of the most influential plays written, by Lorraine Hansberry, that was debuted on Broadway in the year 1959. It is based on the life of the Youngers, a family coming from an African-American descent, and has been set in the post World War II era. The family faces financial problems which according to each member’s personal dreams and aspirations may be resolved when they receive a fairly large insurance check. However, they face a clash because each member would like to spend the money differently, and this leads to opening up another Pandora’s Box when it comes to deciding about who would spend the money and how. Another aspect that sets... 13 April A...
Raisins in the Sun: Dreams Realized and Deferred.
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...Raisins in the Sun Dreams Realized and Deferred. Lorraine Hansberry’s play, “Raisins in the Sun,” narrates the story of an African American family living in a Southside ghetto. The Younger family is in obvious financial need and struggles to meet the needs of all its members. The older women do domestic work, while Walter is a chauffeur. The play revolves round their receipt of a $10,000 insurance check from the death of the father. The family strives to use that check to realize its dreams. Hansberry’s play poses Langston Hughes’ question “What happens to a dream deferred?” as its epigraph. The various characters in the play have their own, unique dreams: Eleanor Younger dreams of a house... ...
Raisin in the Sun - Response Paper
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...Raisin in the Sun The Gender Issue in 1950’s During the post war period, the American society saw many changes. The society faced several after effects of war. Before war, the American society had fixed gender roles: the male was the bread winner and the female was the house keeper (Dauphin, 2006). These roles had so long been a part of the family structure in America that any change in them was treated like a deviation (Dauphin, 2006). The society saw crisis after World War II and it affected all social institutions, including family. As the post war society shifted from joint to nuclear system, there appeared a transition in sex roles (Weiss, 2000). Racial... ?Submitted by: Submitted Response Paper: A...
EGL 2140 Afric-Amer-Lit.1920
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...dream of their parents come true (WestportPlayhouse). They are radical African Americans who do not restrict themselves from interacting with other races since they are as complicated as the other races. “White folks’ neighborhood” is a notion that exists in the mind of the racists. It is a term that segregates African Americans from the white people instead of integrating them as people with similar abilities (WestportPlayhouse). The Youngers have proved to other black people that there is no such term to people who are willing to fight discrimination and segregation based on race. Works cited Hansberry, Lorraine. A...
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