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1 Raisin in the Sun Lorraine Hansberry 1959

Post WWII-”American Dream” in full swing. Population Migration -More and more people moving from cities to suburbs. SEGREGATION: Civil Rights has NOT been passed yet. Black people still have to pay to vote in some instances, use different doors, etc. Typical family: Mom at home. Dad works. 2-3 kids & a dog Go to 1:15:

Parts of a drama/play Exposition Rising Action Climax Falling Action Resolution Character Development

4 LITERARY DEVICES Mood, tone, style Irony, humor, rhetorical questions
Mama: Oh—So now it’s life. Money is life. Once upon a time freedom used to be life—now it’s money. I guess the world really do change . . . Irony, humor, rhetorical questions “Then isn’t there something wrong in a house—in a world—where all dreams, good or bad, must depend on the death of a man? Metaphor (the title) & simile, imagery, Symbolism foreshadowing

5 THEMES: Fighting racial discrimination Importance of family
Importance of family

6 “A Raisin in the Sun” poem 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 like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over-- like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode?

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