My first time playing football was in Houston, Texas. My dad took me to try out for this team name the Houston Steelers. A few of my cousins were a part of this team but I wasn't too sure if I still wanted to join the team after all. When I practiced for the first time I remember I got body slammed and that was the most crucial thing that ever happened to me I wanted to quit so bad. But knowing that I if I quit my dad will be very upset so I decided to stay in football. Playing sports is in my family's blood. There's like a bloodline in the family with guys that played in the NFL and guy’s who tried out for several NBA teams it's like a legacy that I have to lead up to. Knowing that I'm from California and playing Texas football was just a
Football is a game of passion, a time when nothing else matters and the only thing that matters is going out there having fun and fighting for the guy next to you. Football has always been something that I loved and had a wild passion for. I’ve made friendships and memories to last a life time and I can always be grateful that football did that for me. Now of course I’ve had some bad memories during football as well, I remember walking out of the film room on the last day of spring ball and having Coach Antle grab me and say “Gage, I think I want to try you at a new position, I want to put you at defensive end. We need you more there and we think you can really excel there.” I remember being so furious, I had played linebacker ever since I could remember and now the last day of spring ball my senior year everything was about to change.
The Broadway play “Clybourne Park” is based off the movie and play “The Raisin in the Sun”. It is written by Bruce Norris and was honored with many awards including the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for drama and the Tony Award for best play. Bruce Norris wrote the play by having it pick up right where “The Raisin in the Sun” left off. By doing this, Bruce Norris picks up where the drama was and shows the racial tensions in the 1950’s and 1960’s up until present day. To create this, writer Bruce Norris created a play with only two acts. The first act is based in the late 1950’s and early 60’s right after the war. The second act is based in the same house fifty years apart in the year 2009. By doing this
A Raisin in the Sun is a unique play, because it opens eyes of many about the average black family. A Raisin in the Sun focuses on an American family who tries to get out of the ghetto. The idea of the play in general is significant because it explores the African American identity, social class, and racial challenges. While watching, this play each member in the audience can relate to one of the characters; which also helps the audience stay in tune with the
Could we get to the ball? If we don’t get the ball they well recover it. It was one of our first games in September. Our record was one, one and one. That means we won once, lost once, and tied once. It was at Unity Field (Home). We were started at 4:30.
I was nine-years old in 1952, and it was on a brisk August Sunday afternoon when my Dad took me to my very first 49ers game at Kezar Stadium for an exhibition contest against the Cardinals, from Chicago. As I remember the weather was overcast and the temperature a cool 60 degrees.
Upon walking out of Krannert's production of "A Raisin in the Sun," an eerie silence drizzled about the audience as people murmured and slowly shuffled towards the exits. After witnessing such a powerful yet melancholy piece of theater work, words seemed inappropriate. For three hours, "A Raisin in the Sun" encompassed us with racial, economic, and social issues of the 1950s. Swirling portions of humor, disgrace, pride, and sadness into a smooth blend, the play developed many twists and turns that kept the audience and myself completely alert. Throughout the three acts I could feel the audience, as well as myself, totally devoting themselves to the play. But after taking a step back, the play proved to
The play A Raisin in the Sun, begins with the introduction of the Younger family who lived on the South Side of Chicago in the 1950’s. During this time period, there was segregation around different areas in the United States, which caused problems for families who wanted to find better neighborhoods for their loved ones. Therefore, when the Younger family desired to move to Clybourne Park, a predominantly white neighborhood, they were faced with issues such as cultural identity. Throughout the play, Beneatha the youngest daughter of the Younger family, shows that she struggles with cultural identity because she refused to become an assimilationist, wants to express herself and find her own identity.
A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, illustrates the timeless struggle for the furtherance of family values and morals with extreme clarity. The play follows the life of a small black family’s struggle to keep their dreams from tenants to owners alive.
This Kick Ball Game was held on Wednesday afternoon at The Quad. It was one week before the Homecoming Dance and during that time, the school usually hosts seveal events to warm up the atomosphere. I was looking forward to participating some of them.
The play “A Raisin in the Sun” illustrates three main conflicts in the younger family life; they are internal, social, and interpersonal. The conflicts in the story give insight as to who the characters are and what they really want out of life. Conflict is one of the underlying themes in the play, which was written by Lorraine Hansberry, it helps to tell the story and explain the situation that the Younger family is in. The characters in this story were African American, but they could have been from any ethnic group because the problems that they have to face apply to us all. Ossie Davis said it best when he said the “ it didn’t really have to be about
I was three when I went to my first Queen of the South football game. I cannot remember a single thing that had happened then. After my first game I was keen to go again and again, seen as my dad was the creator of the QoS website back writing the match reports and taking photos at the same time, he attended every game. As soon as I was five and old enough to have a vague idea of what was actually happening he took me to every game possible. I loved it. It was a place where I could go and feel like I actually was interested. A place where everyone around me just focused on one thing like they had forgot about work and all their problems. Little did I know things were going to change a lot in the next 4 years from just being a fan.
Lorraine Hansberry’s play, A Raisin in the Sun, depicts the lives of the Younger family, an African American family living in the Southside of Chicago during the 1950s. The play takes place in their cramped apartment offering the reader insight into the arguments, discussions, and conversations that take place between the characters. In one scene, Hansberry specifically offers the reader a conversation between Asagai, an influential companion, and Beneatha to show us how disparate the Younger siblings, Beneatha and Walter, are. As Asagai looks at Beneatha, he sees “what the New World has finally wrought.” Similarly, Beneatha takes a look at Walter and says, “Yes, just look at what the New World hath finally wrought” with an enraged tone. Hansberry uses this scene to introduce the idea of how the world has contrastingly shaped people, specifically Beneatha and Walter.
“A Raisin in the Sun” is a play explaining the troubles of the African American of families the Youngers. The setting is in Chicago in the 1950s. The Youngers are sick of living they way they are living and recently got a check from the father that passed away, in which they all had different desires to use the money. The Youngers saw the American dream as the highest standard and after all of their hard work and problems they faced, they achieved it.
Today I began reading the play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry. This play follows the life of a poor African American family, the Youngers, trying to get by on the little money they have. The Younger family of five live in a small apartment in Chicago. The family consists of Walter Younger, Ruth, his wife, Travis, their son, Beneatha, Walter’s sister, and Lena, Walter and Beneatha’s mother. The first person we learn about is Ruth. Ruth is a very independent woman that runs the household. Although Ruth is in her thirties, she is aging due to stress. Walter wants to be very successful and wants to invest into a liquor store. Travis is the young son of Ruth and Walter. Beneatha is very intelligent and attends college in hopes of becoming