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Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
A. Introduction 1.Lorraine Hansberry was inspired by Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman—she wanted to show the struggles of another type of American family family
A. Introduction 2.Langston Hughes’ poem “Harlem” and its question What happens to s dream deferred?
B. Major Themes 1.Dreams a. The American Dream b. Walter’s Dream 1.2.3.
B. Major Themes c. Bennie’s Dream 1.2. d. Momma’s Dream (and somewhat, Ruth’s Dream) 1.2.3.
B. Major Themes 2.The Importance of Family a.b.c.d.e.
B. Major Themes 3.The importance of Money a.b.
B. Major Themes c. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Self Actualization Self Actualization Psychological Needs—Love and Work Psychological Needs—Love and Work Physical Needs Physical Needs
B. Major Themes 4.Race and Racism a.b.c.d.
C. Characters 1.Momma 2. Walter
C. Characters 3.Bennie 4.Ruth
C. Characters 5.Travis 6.George Murcheson 7. Joseph Asaigi 8. Mr. Linder
D. Setting 1.Chicago 2.The apartment
E. Symbolism and Techniques 1.The $10,000 2.The apartment 3.The plant 4.The new house 5.Beneatha’s hair
F. Conclusion A.Final thoughts on Raisin in the Sun, Race, and America B.What makes Raisin in the Sun great?
An analysis of the themes, characters, literary devices, and plot.
Do Now: Do you have any questions about the play, A Raisin in the Sun?
By: Lorraine Hansberry Play opened in: 1959 Movie released: 1961.
Harlem Renaissance INTRODUCTION – CONNECTION TO A RAISIN IN THE SUN.
A Play by Lorraine Hansberry. The Title Originally Crystal Stair Came from a line from Langston Hughes’s poem (1951) “ A Dream Deferred” Post WWII – 1950’s.
Harlem by Langston Hughes What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore- And then run? Does it stink.
By Lorraine Hansberry. Lorraine Hansberry author Writer, journalist, and activist Her family faced racial segregation when they lived in Chicago.
A Raisin in the Sun By Lorraine Hansberry. A Note on the Title Lorraine Hansberry took the title of A Raisin in the Sun from a line in Langston Hughes’s.
Harlem by Langston Hughes What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore— And then run? Does it stink.
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry.
“What happens to a dream deferred
Jeopardy-A Raisin in the Sun Who Said It? A Dream Deferred Dramatic Elements Vocabulary ! :) Q $100 Q $200 Q $300 Q $400 Q $500 Q $100 Q $200 Q $300 Q.
A Raisin in the Sun. Lorraine Hansberry born in Chicago in 1930 Her father fought against segregation her parents bought a house in a white neighborhood,
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
A Raisin in the sun By: Loran Hansberry.
LORRAINE HANSBERRY Chicago native Affluent, intellectual family/upwardly mobile Fought for Civil Rights First Broadway play written by a female,
Aim: With What issues are the women of the Younger family dealing? Do Now: Multiple Choice Practice: 1. Which is not an aspect of the American dream? a.
Do Now: Review. Who are the 5 characters? How are they characterized?
Copyright 2005 by M. Baltsas/ Revised 2008 All Rights Reserved. 1 A Raisin in the Sun Class Notes.
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