A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, was first produced in 1959. It was awarded the New York Drama Critics Circle Award and is one of the most known and read books in American Drama. The book/play is about a black family that were discriminated against and many other problems like their financial problems.

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Who is George Murchinson in A Raisin in the Sun?

George Murchinson is a rich and handsome African American man who is trying to court Beneatha. She dislikes him because of his assimilationist tendencies and his lack of respect for his African heritage. Her family likes him because of his wealth, and they insist that she make do with im and stop pushing for someone perfect.

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Where can you find the script of A Raisin in the Sun?

See the Related Link.

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Who is Walter Lee Younger in A Raisin in the Sun?

Walter Lee Younger is Mama's (Lena Younger's) son and Travis Younger's father. He is a chauffeur for a rich white family, but has higher dreams. He desperately wants to have enough money to open a succesful business, and dreams of being a rich executive with an office bulding and a car of his own. He is emotionally unstable and puts his trust in the wrong people. He feels that his inability to fulfill his dreams and improve his life make him less than a man, and tries desperately to show his partriarchal abilities, especially in one scene in the play where he pretends to be an African chieftan. He probably suffers from depression and is, at heart, a child, despite all his struggle to improve and change his life on his own.

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What are assimilationist Negroes in the book A Raisin in the Sun?

It means someone who is willing to give up his own culture and submerge himself completely in dominant.

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What was Walter supposed to do with the money Mama gave to him in A Raisin in the Sun?

He was supposed to invest half of it into Beneatha's college savings and the other half he could do what he wanted to.

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Who was Karl Lindner in A Raisin in the Sun?

Karl Lindner was a representative from the Clybourne Park Improvement Association, and he went to the Younger's apartment to tell them that he'll offer them more money for the house than they spent because the neighborhood doesn't like the fact that they're black, they're scared of them.

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What is walters occupation in A Raisin in the Sun?

Chauffer for a rich WHITE family

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What best describes one of the themes in the play in A Raisin in the sun?

Home is where the family is
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Who was the director of A Raisin in the Sun?

Lloyd Richards is the guy who did it. He was the first black director on stage in the late 1950's . Hope that helped :)

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What shadowed Lorraine Hansberry's success concerning A Raisin in the Sun?

I'm not sure if you are referring to her lesbianism which lead to the end of her physical relationship with her husband Robert Nemiroff in 1959 or the advent of the cancer that eventually killed her in 1965. American Writers Supplemnt IV part 1

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What cultural identities are implied by Sophocles in 'Oedipus Rex' and Lorraine Hansberry in 'A Raisin in the Sun'?

Fateful ancient Greek and modern African American are the cultural identities respectively implied by Sophocles (495 B.C.E. - 405 B.C.E.) in "Oedipus Rex" and Lorraine Hansberry (May 19, 1930 -- January 12, 1965) in "A Raisin in the Sun."

Specifically, the Oedipus story comes from the literature of ancient Greece. Hard work counts for nothing against the customized fate that the gods hand out to each mortal. In contrast, family ties and hard work may count for something when the Younger family receives a huge insurance check.

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What is the name of the bar in the movie A Raisin in the Sun?

The Green Hat

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What are Ruth's dreams in A Raisin in the Sun?

wants a new home, one that she can claim to be hers

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Who are willy and bobo from raisin in the sun?

They are walter's good-for-nothing loudmouth friends, who walter is planning to open a liquor store with.

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A Raisin in the Sun who is mr's Johnson?

Neighbor

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Is Raisin in the sun a comedy or tragedy?

Tragedy

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Was there ideology present in A Raisin in the Sun?

yes it was

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What does Mama's plant symbolize in A Raisin in the Sun?

Mama's plant symbolized the garden inwhich she never had because of her place in society ( she was poor, black, and oppressed )

No racist.

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What was ruth's reaction to mamas purchase in the raisin in the sun?

She was elated.

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What are beneatha's dreams in A Raisin in the Sun?

Her dream is to become a doctor to help her family financially. She also wants a bigger house and she wants to live a better life.

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What best describes Walter Senior in the play A Raisin in the Sun?

A proud man APEX👉🏽👈🏽

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Who were the first actors to perform in Raisin in the Sun which was in the 1950's?

According to theatredb.com:

Ruth Younger ... Ruby Dee Travis Younger ... Glynn Turman Walter Lee Younger (Brother) ... Sidney Poitier Beneatha Younger ... Diana Sands Lena Younger (Mama) ... Claudia McNeil Joseph Asagai ... Ivan Dixon George Murchison ... Louis Gossett Karl Lindner ... John Fiedler Bobo ... Lonne Elder, III Moving Men ... Ed Hall Moving Men ... Douglas Turner

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A Raisin in the Sun Act 3 What does Mama mean when she says Walter has come into his manhood?

When he tells Mr. Lindner that they will move to Clybourne Park no matter what

Mama means that he has finally shown the family and his son that he is actually a grown man and can stick up for the family

Walter finally stepped up and did the right thing. Not the most profitable thing, not the most selfish thing, not the thing of the moment, but he chose the thing that was best for his whole family and he put his selfish dreams aside. He chose the long term gain.

He put his family's interest before his own.

Like in Spiderman 2. Aunt May: ""Sometimes, to dowhat's right, we have to be steady and give up the thing we want the most."

That's something most of us have to decide every day.

Walter (Sean Combs), with the help of his mom (Felicia Rashad) finally "saw the sky" and became immovable for what was right.

To the receiver of this opinion, pardon my ineloquence (if that's a word), I hope I have written exactly what I mean.

I read a post where someone was asking "Why does Diddy look like a 2 year old in

this production." Probably because that's the part he was playing. He only became the giant he always wanted to be at the end fo the movie.

With that in mind, he delivered an outstanding performance.

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What was the name of the bar Walter Lee went to in Raisin in the sun?

The Kitty Kat

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What does Mama say is dangerous in A Raisin in the Sun?

nothing at all.

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