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Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry. A. Introduction. Lorraine Hansberry was inspired by Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman—she wanted to show the struggles of another type of American family. A. Introduction.

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Raisin in the sun by lorraine hansberry
Raisin in the Sun byLorraine Hansberry


A introduction
A. Introduction

  • Lorraine Hansberry was inspired by Arthur Miller’s Death of a

    Salesman—she wanted to

    show the struggles of

    another type of American

    family


A introduction1
A. Introduction

  • Langston Hughes’ poem “Harlem” and its question What happens to s dream deferred?


B major themes
B. Major Themes

  • Dreams

    a. The American Dream

    b. Walter’s Dream

    1.

    2.

    3.


B major themes1
B. Major Themes

c. Bennie’s Dream

1.

2.

d. Momma’s Dream (and somewhat, Ruth’s Dream)

1.

2.

3.


B major themes2
B. Major Themes

  • The Importance of Family

    a.

    b.

    c.

    d.

    e.


B major themes3
B. Major Themes

  • The importance of Money

    a.

    b.


B major themes4
B. Major Themes

c. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Self Actualization

Psychological Needs—Love and Work

Physical Needs


B major themes5
B. Major Themes

  • Race and Racism

    a.

    b.

    c.

    d.


C characters
C. Characters

  • Momma

    2. Walter


C characters1
C. Characters

  • Bennie

  • Ruth


C characters2
C. Characters

  • Travis

  • George Murcheson

    7. Joseph Asaigi

    8. Mr. Linder


D setting
D. Setting

  • Chicago

  • The apartment


E symbolism and techniques
E. Symbolism and Techniques

  • The $10,000

  • The apartment

  • The plant

  • The new house

  • Beneatha’s hair


F conclusion
F. Conclusion

  • Final thoughts on Raisin in the Sun, Race, and America

  • What makes Raisin in the Sun great?


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