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1 Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

2 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

3 A. Introduction 2.Langston Hughes’ poem “Harlem” and its question What happens to s dream deferred?

4 B. Major Themes 1.Dreams a. The American Dream b. Walter’s Dream

5 B. Major Themes c. Bennie’s Dream 1.2. d. Momma’s Dream (and somewhat, Ruth’s Dream)

6 B. Major Themes 2.The Importance of Family a.b.c.d.e.

7 B. Major Themes 3.The importance of Money a.b.

8 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

9 B. Major Themes 4.Race and Racism a.b.c.d.

10 C. Characters 1.Momma 2. Walter

11 C. Characters 3.Bennie 4.Ruth

12 C. Characters 5.Travis 6.George Murcheson 7. Joseph Asaigi 8. Mr. Linder

13 D. Setting 1.Chicago 2.The apartment

14 E. Symbolism and Techniques 1.The $10,000 2.The apartment 3.The plant 4.The new house 5.Beneatha’s hair

15 F. Conclusion A.Final thoughts on Raisin in the Sun, Race, and America B.What makes Raisin in the Sun great?


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