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  • Raisin In The Sun

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    will discuss the aspect of ‘race’ as a hindrance to the aspirations of the Younger family in A raisin in the sun. When we analyse Lorraine Hansberry’s A raisin in the sun, we realize from the very start her inspiration behind the title is found in Harlem; a poem by Langston Hughes. The speaker asks a very sensitive question: “What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?” This analogy that Hughes explores, shape the very heart of Hansberry’s enquiry about a

  • A Raisin Of The Sun

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    When I first read “A Raisin in the Sun” I thought it to be quite humorous and lighthearted. However after reading it again for a second time I noticed that while it is humorous, it is also set in a time where things were far from lighthearted for African Americans. This particular play was set in the 1950’s which was a very difficult time for the United States in regards to race relations. I thoroughly enjoyed this story not only because of the controversy within the family unit but also because

  • A Raisin Of The Sun

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    Essay 3: Suggested Topics A Raisin in the Sun was a play written in the late 1950’s analyzing the cruel effects of racism amongst the Younger family. The younger family suffers from racial discrimination within their living space, place of employment, and the housing industry. Racism has been going on for a very long time in the United States and will always continue to exist. Racism has not only led to political but also social issues. "A Raisin in the Sun confronted Whites for an acknowledgement

  • “A Raisin in the Sun”

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    Lorraine Hansberry used symbolism in her successful drama, “A Raisin in the Sun” to portray emotions felt in the lives of her characters and possible her own. Hansberry set her piece in Chicago’s South Side, probably the early 1950’s. During this period in history, many African-Americans, like the Youngers, struggled to overcome the well-known prejudices that were far too familiar. The main scene, in this touching realist drama, is the home of the Youngers, an overcrowded run-down apartment.

  • Raisin in the sun

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    PLEASE DO NOT WRITE ON THIS TEST! A Raisin in the Sun: Unit Exam Directions: Using a number two pencil, fill in the letter with the best answer. I. MATCHING: Match each character with the proper description. One will be left over. 1. Beneatha a. man whose death brings the Youngers $10,000 2. Ruth b. thinks women only need to be pretty & sophisticated 3. Travis c. a messenger of bad news 4. Walter Lee d. runs off with $6500 5. Walter e. represents pride in African

  • A Raisin in the Sun

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    Though there was a heightened sense of tension over civil rights in the late 1950s when A Raisin in the Sun was written, racial inequality is still a problem today. It affects minorities of every age and dynamic, in more ways than one. Though nowadays it may go unnoticed, race in every aspect alters the way African-Americans think, behave, and react as human beings. This is shown in many ways in the play as we watch the characters interact. We see big ideas, failures, and family values through the

  • A Raisin In The Sun Analysis

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    In A The Raisin in the Sun, the reader is introduced by a poem which asks, “What happens to a dream deferred?” (Hansberry 3). A dream deferred disappears from the dreamers grasp. An event that happened way too often to the minorities of the 1950s. The topic of dreams was written and talked about by many well known people at the time. Specifically, the playwright Lorraine Hansberry and the motivational speaker Martin Luther King Jr. Hansberry wrote the play Raisin in the Sun which is about the Younger

  • A Raisin In The Sun Analysis

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    In Lorraine Hansberry’s a Raisin In the Sun the character Ruth is talking about getting rid of her child and mama wants Walter to be like his father and tell her not to but he can’t bring himself to do it. In act one scene three there is a lot of tension and fighting so hansberry wants to break the tension with some humor. One example of humor is when beneatha comes out of her room in a Nigerian dress singing songs and confusing Mama (76). Another example of how there is humor after beneath a comes

  • Metaphors In A Raisin In The Sun

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    Lorraine Hansberry considered lines from two Hughes poems to title her play A Raisin in the Sun. Both Poems, “Mother to Son” and “Harlem,” connect to the play, however, Mother to Son is the better one because there is much more content talked about in this poem. The struggle the mother went through is crazy. The fact that she isn’t broken down and that she tries to support her child shows a lot. Mother and son have some connections.They are identical in many ways, but mostly on how outspoken the

  • A Raisin In The Sun Analysis

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     having plenty of cash does not make your any more enjoyable then what it is in the present. Happiness depends on how you feel towards your loved ones which in Lorraine Hansberry's Play, “A Raisin In the Sun” Walter's obsession with money often caused him to act unkindly to his loved ones. In the book Raisin in the Sun a family from the Southside of Chicago they lived in a small apartment trying to find a way out of the community they have lived in. The Younger family was dealing with living in a white

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