"A Raisin in the Sun" Book Review by hicaliber

"A Raisin in the Sun"
A review of Lorraine Hansberry's play "A Raisin in the Sun" .
# 95459 | 2,111 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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This paper discusses how Lorraine Hansberry's play "A Raisin in the Sun" is considered by critics to be one of the strongest portrayals of the African-American nuclear family. It looks at how the implicit theme of "A Raisin in the Sun" is the impact of the family upon the actions of individual units, especially in relation to African-American families. It also examines how the social premise and moral conflicts of the play focuses on the pursuit of the Younger family to better their current situation. It analyzes the family through several different topics, including the impact of family experiences upon individual action, the impact of social influences upon the entire family, the impact of social and political factors upon the family, and finally, the gender roles that come in conflict within the nuclear family model.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Hansberry's A RAISIN IN THE SUN. (2004, August 13). Retrieved October 14, 2006, from http://www.google.com/ url?sa=t&ct=res&cd=8&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.teachervision.fen.com%2Freading%2Factivity%2F3802.html&ei=rnkxRbCKCZy0ggPAw5HzAw&sig=__tuF8jbYbj_tybgPWaVPEZ5owgTE=&sig2 =bRWzAwQmr8qCPhRMpfgIjg
  • Noelle, J. (2004, December 16). A Raisin in the Sun . Retrieved October 14, 2006, from http://caxton.stockton.edu/brigantine/stories/storyReader$20
  • NPR. (2005, April). A Raisin in the Sun . Retrieved October 14, 2006, from http://www.npr.org/programs/morning/features/patc/raisin/
  • Maxnotes a Raisin in the Sun. (1994). Boston: Research & Education Assoc.

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