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- A Raisin In The Sun - 405 words
A Raisin in the Sun Reflection Q1. In literature, as in life, a character may search for a better way of life. Show how two characters from A Raisin in the Sun are searching for a better way of life. Explain what each character is hoping to gain through this search and discuss the ways in which each character attempts to bring about a change in his or her life. A1. Two characters in A Raisin in the Sun that are searching for a better life are Beneatha and Walter. Beneatha isnt really sure what she wants to do. Shes tried many different activities, and has quit all of them. Right now she thinks she wants to be a doctor. She was hoping to use the money Mama got to pay for college so that she c ...
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- A Raisin In The Sun Theme - 816 words
A Raisin In The Sun - Theme *INTRO* A dream may not necessarily be just a dream. With ambition and determination, it can come true in time. Lorraine Hansberry illustrates this theme of achieving success in her play A Raisin in the Sun. The play is about the problems that the economically impoverished African American Younger family faces in trying to make their dreams come true, and the means by which they finally see some light at the end of the tunnel. Lena is Walter and Beneathas mother. Walter is married to Ruth and has a son whose name is Travis. Lorraine Hansberry shows how Lenas dream of having a house in a good neighborhood finally comes true in spite of the multitude of difficulties ...
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- Comparing The Glass Meangerie, Death Of A Salesman And A Raisin In The Sun - 374 words
Comparing The Glass Meangerie, Death Of A Salesman And A Raisin In The Sun In the stories, The Glass Menagerie, Death of A Salesman, and Raisin in the Sun, there are many things in common. The most common thing in all of them I felt was how all the families all had American problems. In The Glass Menagerie, the American problem was a family dealing with an ill member. It also dealt with a mother who was delusional and not the nicest person. In Death of a Salesman the main American problem was alcohol. Alcoholism is something that affects most families. IN this play the family was also struggling to keep up with things which is something most of us face in life. Adultery also took place in th ...
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- Drama In Raisin In The Sun - 1,004 words
Drama In Raisin In The Sun Mama: Illustration of What Women Can Be In the 1950's through the 1960's women were not respected in there everyday lives, in the job field or in general. They did not have the rights they deserved, so during this time the "women's movement" began. Women fought for their rights and fought for the self-respect that they thought they deserved. In the play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, the character Mama, expresses her feelings of pushing or extracting a new side for a woman. Her role explains that woman can be independent and can live for themselves. Through her behavior in this play she demonstrates that women can support and guide a family. Mama is in ...
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- Raisin In The Sun - 438 words
Raisin In The Sun Beneatha was describing how her whole family has this bug she calls Ghetto-it is, which explains the actions of all the main characters in the first act. When Beneatha said this she was just welcoming Asagi into her home. He asked her what was wrong and she responded with the acute ghetto-it is term. Ruth, to me, is acting the most on this use of speech. I would believe she suffers the most from this. Earlier in the first scene she was yelling at Walter for giving Travis so much money to bring to school. Ruth is always preaching about how the rich white people have it and complaining about her life. And every time Travis asked when the paycheck was coming she would just res ...
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- Raisin In The Sun And Dreams - 516 words
Raisin In The Sun And Dreams Dreams are vital to the life of every person. Without dreams, there is nothing to plan or look forward to; therefore, no reason to live. The Younger family in A Raisin In The Sun by Lorraine Hansberry has many dreams for the future that a $10,000 insurance check guarantees them. I also have dreams and hopes for my future, college, a job, and a family are all things that I want to have, some day. Due to Walter Youngers death, his widow, Lena Younger, receives a $10,000 insurance check. Lenas dream is to own her own two story house. She takes the money and uses some of it to put a down payment on a nice little house in an all white neighborhood. This causes some pr ...
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- A Dream Deferred - 898 words
A Dream Deferred A Dream Deferred What happens to a dream deferred? (a) Does it dry up (b) like a raisin in the sun? (c) Or fester like a sore- (d) And then run? (c) Does it stink like rotten meat? (e) Or crust and sugar over- like a syrupy sweet? (e) Maybe it just sags (f) like a heavy load. (g) Or does it explode? (g) Born in Joplin, Missouri, James Langston Hughes (1902-1967) was born into an abolitionist family. As the grandson of James Mercer Langston, the first Black American to be elected to public office in 1855, Hughes attended Central High School in Cleveland, Ohio, but began writing poetry in the eighth grade, and was selected as Class Poet. His father didn't think he would be abl ...
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- Dickinson And Hughes - 709 words
Dickinson And Hughes After reading both "Tell All the Truth but Tell It Slant" by Emily Dickinson and "Harlem" by Langston Hughes, I determined that the main difference between the two poems is both poets use of diction. Dickinson makes use of abstract diction in her poem, using words like bright, delight, superb, and dazzle. Using the word "truth" in itself is an enormous abstraction. Hughes, however, uses more concrete diction, with words such as raisin, fester, sore, meat, and load. These are actual, physical things that exist. I see this as the most significant difference between the two poems. At first glance, Dickinsons poem made no sense to me. I then, however, tore it apart and came ...
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- Dickinson And Hughes: A Comparison - 720 words
Dickinson And Hughes: A Comparison Emily Camberg Reading Poetry 124L Paper One 11/8/99 After reading both Tell All the Truth but Tell It Slant by Emily Dickinson and Harlem by Langston Hughes, I determined that the main difference between the two poems is both poets use of diction. Dickinson makes use of abstract diction in her poem, using words like bright, delight, superb, and dazzle. Using the word truth in itself is an enormous abstraction. Hughes, however, uses more concrete diction, with words such as raisin, fester, sore, meat, and load. These are actual, physical things that exist. I see this as the most significant difference between the two poems. At first glance, Dickinsons poem m ...
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- Dream Deferred - 613 words
Dream Deferred Analysis of Dream Deferred Dreams are the driving force of America today. Every person has some sort of dreams and or goals. Although in life everyone has dreams and goals, there are obviously more struggles for some ethnic groups than for others. The poem, Dream Deferred, by Langston Hughes, is one man's expression of his dreams during a difficult time period. As a black man in a time period where African-Americans were considered an inferior group of people,dreams and goals would have been difficult to realize. Langston Hughes aptly expresses his frustrations in his poem, Dream Deferred. As people read this poem, in any time period, they can relate to the simple universal me ...
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- Glass Meangerie Death Of Salesman Raising In - 355 words
Glass Meangerie - Death Of Salesman - Raising In Sun In the stories, іThe Glass MenagerieІ, іDeath of A SalesmanІ, and іRaisin in the SunІ, there are many things in common. The most common thing in all of them I felt was how all the families all had іAmericanІ problems. In іThe Glass MenagerieІ, the іAmericanІ problem was a family dealing with an ill member. It also dealt with a mother who was delusional and not the nicest person. In іDeath of a SalesmanІ the main іAmericanІ problem was alcohol. Alcoholism is something that affects most families. IN this play the family was also struggling to keep ...
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- Lorraine Hansberry Rejected The Limitations Of Her Race And Gender And Through Her Written Works, Became A Social Activist An - 1,490 words
Lorraine Hansberry rejected the limitations of her race and gender and through her written works, became a social activist and expanded the role of a black woman in America. Lorraine Hansberry wrote many works that allowed her to explain her views. She also explored these ideas through playwrights. Lorraine Hansberry was said to be a spearhead of the future. She was a woman who refused to be confined by the categories of race and gender (Tripp 3). Lorraine Hansberry was born in 1930. Both of her parents were activists challenging discrimination laws. Many famous black people frequently visited her home because of her parent's authority (Tripp 2). Two of these famous black Americans that ofte ...
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- Nikki Yolande Cornelia Giovanni Has Made An Enormous Impact On African American Literature She Uses Her Own Experiences To Wr - 836 words
Nikki (Yolande Cornelia) Giovanni has made an enormous impact on African American literature. She uses her own experiences to write wonderful poetry. In the poem Nikki-Rosa, Nikki Giovanni writes the opposite about her growing up in her family. When I first read this poem, I pictured a poverty-stricken family living in a small apartment, much like the Younger family in A Raisin in the Sun. Evidently, the family is poor because they have no inside toilet and take baths in one of those/ big tubs that folk in chicago barbecue in (10-11). The family is not as concerned about poverty as they are for their love for one another, And though you're poor it isn't poverty that concerns you and though t ...
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- Tupac Shakur, In My Thoughts, Is The Best Rapper There Is Tupac Amaru Shakur Was Born On June 16, 1971 He Was Born In New Yor - 708 words
Tupac Shakur, in my thoughts, is the best rapper there is. Tupac Amaru Shakur was born on June 16, 1971. He was born in New York. Tupac Amaru are Inca words. Tupac Amaru means a "shining serpent." Shakur means "thankful to God," and that came from the Arabic language. When Tupac was 12 years old, his first performance was a play "A Raisin in the Sun." In that play Tupac played Travis. In June of 1986, Tupac's family moved to Baltimore from New York. That is where Tupac wrote his first rap. 3 months later Tupac attended Baltimore School for the arts. That is where he studied ballet and acting. About two years later Tupac moves west of the United States to Marin City, California. He moved in w ...
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- What Can Money Buy - 656 words
What Can Money Buy annon Imagine for a moment it is your big sisters 17th birthday. She is out with her friends celebrating, and your parents are at the mall with your little brother doing some last minute birthday shopping, leaving you home alone. You then hear a knock on th e front door. When you get there, nobody is there, just an anonymous note taped to the door that says Happy Birthday, along with a hundred dollar bill. Youve been dying to get that new video game, and your sister will never know. You are faced with a tough decision, but not a very uncommon one. In both Fences, by August Wilson, and A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansbury, tough decisions have to be made ab ...
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- Yesterday And Today - 1,370 words
Yesterday And Today In the four year between 1861 and 1865 this country was in civil war over the rights and freedom of blacks in America. When all was said and done, the blacks won their freedom and gained several rights that would make their lives better. Nearly one hundred years later, in 1959, Lorraine Hansberry wrote her great play, A Raisin in the Sun. It described the everyday life of a black family in the Southside of Chicago sometime after World War II. Throughout the play, Hansberry talks of the difficulties that the Younger family faces trying to get from one day to another; the problems that should have been resolved by the Civil War. Even after the Civil War and this play, many ...
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