Racism in "A Raisin in the Sun" Analytical Essay by ResearchRiter

Racism in "A Raisin in the Sun"
A review of Lorraine Hansberry's play, "A Raisin in the Sun".
# 124275 | 750 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Drama and Theater (American) , Literature (American)

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A critical essay on Lorraine Hansberry's play, "A Raisin in the Sun" that discusses the theme, the major characters and their dreams and struggles. The paper examines the effects of racism, discrimination and the matriarchal system that impacts the lives of the characters.

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"Lorraine Hansberry's play "A Raisin in the Sun" is a traditional three-act drama with a theme about the importance of having the right dreams and striving to achieve them. What gives the play its power and humanity is not just the struggle of the characters to make their dreams a reality, but their special circumstances as poor people who are African-Americans living in a racist and oppressive society, that makes their struggle even more formidable. The play centers on the five members of the Younger family who..."

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