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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 byLorraine 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

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


B. Major Themes

  • 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

  • The Importance of Family

    a.

    b.

    c.

    d.

    e.


B. Major Themes

  • The importance of Money

    a.

    b.


B. Major Themes

c. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Self Actualization

Psychological Needs—Love and Work

Physical Needs


B. Major Themes

  • Race and Racism

    a.

    b.

    c.

    d.


C. Characters

  • Momma

    2. Walter


C. Characters

  • Bennie

  • Ruth


C. Characters

  • Travis

  • George Murcheson

    7. Joseph Asaigi

    8. Mr. Linder


D. Setting

  • Chicago

  • The apartment


E. Symbolism and Techniques

  • The $10,000

  • The apartment

  • The plant

  • The new house

  • Beneatha’s hair


F. Conclusion

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

  • What makes Raisin in the Sun great?


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