Theme of Respect in "A Raisin in the Sun"
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This paper discusses the plot and themes of Lorraine Hansberry's play, "A Raisin in the Sun." It discusses the metaphorical significance of the title of the play and how it relates to the plot and characters that are portrayed in the work. The paper specifically focuses on the theme of respect, both giving and receiving, as the key to understanding Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun."
From the Paper:"What we must seek out and learn to understand about the Youngers is that every action they take and every stage of their development is predicated upon their level of respect for themselves and each other. In the beginning, respect is hard to come by, and what there is is falsely laid. But after the loss of the money, the family is forced to take real stock of themselves and what they realize is that their perception of being in a hopeless situation, of having their best potentials in life disappear, is actually totally incorrect. Mama knows this, and in the act of buying their way out of the Black neighborhoods, she is liberating them from their lack of self-respect, they are proving their ability to be independent."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Kodat, Catherine Gunther: Confusion in a dream deferred: Context and culture in teaching A Raisin in the Sun. Studies in the Literary Imagination (Georgia State Univ., Atlanta) (31:1) [Spring 1998] , p.149-164.
- Hansberry, Lorraine. A Raisin In the Sun. New York: Random House, 2002.
Cite this Book Review:
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