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A Raisin in the Sun: English Homework help?

18 Jan 2017 21:24 | Author: orangedog787 | Category: Methodology of an analysis research paper

I had a great time working on A Raisin in the Sun for this newsletter. It makes me sad to know that Lorraine Hansberry died so young and wonder what other plays were in her future. The story of this play is both epic and simple. A family living on the south side of Chicago struggles with poverty, struggles to maintain dignity, and dreams of a better life. What will they do to get this better life when a $10,000 insurance check arrives?

A Raisin in the Sun is an excellent example of the relationship between character and conflict. When I teach playwriting, I speak about conflict being the obstacle in the way of a character getting what they want. These characters have defined wants which are incredibly important to them:

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    User1490751562 17 Jan 2017 22:05

    Mama dreams of moving her family out of the ghetto and into a house with a yard where children can play and she can tend a garden. Her dream has been deferred since she and her husband moved into the apartment that the Youngers still inhabit. Every day, her dream provides her with an incentive to make money. But no matter how much she and her husband strived, they could not scrape together enough money to make their dream a reality. His death and the resulting insurance money present Mama’s first opportunity to realize her dream.

    Ruth’s dream is similar to Mama’s. She wants to build a happy family and believes one step toward this goal is to own a bigger and better place to live. Ruth’s dream is also deferred by a lack of money, which forces her and Walter to live in a crowded apartment where their son, Travis, must sleep on a sofa.

    The American dream means something different to each character in A Raisin in the Sun. Discuss these differences and how they conflict with one another.

    Lorraine Hansberry is often viewed as a visionary because of her ability to predict many of the relevant issues to the African-American community today. Identify some of these issues and explain how they are the same or different from how Hansberry portrayed them.

    * List and explain, some things that you do, or can do, to help you understand what you are reading. (Lesson 1)

    * Describe where you live (use as much detail as possible). Do like where you live? Why or why not? Where would you like to live if you could chose? Why? (Lesson 3)

    1. In literature, as in life, a character may search for a better way of life. Show how two characters from A Raisin in the Sun are searching for a better way of life. Explain what each character is hoping to gain through this search and discuss the ways in which each character attempts to bring about a change in his or her life.

    CliffsNotes study guides are written by real teachers and professors, so no matter what you''re studying, CliffsNotes can ease your homework headaches and help you score high on exams.

    Walter is a struggling father. He wishes for only the best in his family. He dislikes being a chauffeur because he feels as if he is a servant in a century of freedom. The only thing keeping him together is his dream of the riches he will amount to once the insurance money comes. Once the check comes, he can only think of investing the money into a liquor store:

    WALTER: You wouldn't understand yet, son, but your daddy's gonna make a transaction.a business transaction that's going to change our lives. That's how come one day when you 'bout seventeen years old I'll come home. I'll pull the car up on the driveway.just a plain black Chrysler, I think, with white walls--no--black tires. the gardener will be clipping away at the hedges and he'll say, Good evening, Mr. Younger. And I'll say, Hello, Jefferson, how are you this evening (II.ii pg. 109)?

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    User1488613296 18 Jan 2017 07:51

    Mama dreams of moving her family out of the ghetto and into a house with a yard where children can play and she can tend a garden. Her dream has been deferred since she and her husband moved into the apartment that the Youngers still inhabit. Every day, her dream provides her with an incentive to make money. But no matter how much she and her husband strived, they could not scrape together enough money to make their dream a reality. His death and the resulting insurance money present Mama’s first opportunity to realize her dream.

    Ruth’s dream is similar to Mama’s. She wants to build a happy family and believes one step toward this goal is to own a bigger and better place to live. Ruth’s dream is also deferred by a lack of money, which forces her and Walter to live in a crowded apartment where their son, Travis, must sleep on a sofa.

    The American dream means something different to each character in A Raisin in the Sun. Discuss these differences and how they conflict with one another.

    Lorraine Hansberry is often viewed as a visionary because of her ability to predict many of the relevant issues to the African-American community today. Identify some of these issues and explain how they are the same or different from how Hansberry portrayed them.

    * List and explain, some things that you do, or can do, to help you understand what you are reading. (Lesson 1)

    * Describe where you live (use as much detail as possible). Do like where you live? Why or why not? Where would you like to live if you could chose? Why? (Lesson 3)

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    User1488740679 18 Jan 2017 00:14

    I think the topic is fine. : ) Instead of giving you little nick-picky corrections, I found that overall you could talk more in depth about why you enjoy each aspect of the trips. For example, you mention that you like hotels because of the attentive staff and cleanliness, etc. But even better would be to throw in one or two extra sentences to sum up why these things are important to you - "With the hotel staff watching out for me I don t need to bother with cleaning up my room or doing chores, like at home, which is a nice break from my usual routine." You know? Good job, and good luck with the essay!

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    User1487944964 18 Jan 2017 04:43

    Mama dreams of moving her family out of the ghetto and into a house with a yard where children can play and she can tend a garden. Her dream has been deferred since she and her husband moved into the apartment that the Youngers still inhabit. Every day, her dream provides her with an incentive to make money. But no matter how much she and her husband strived, they could not scrape together enough money to make their dream a reality. His death and the resulting insurance money present Mama’s first opportunity to realize her dream.

    Ruth’s dream is similar to Mama’s. She wants to build a happy family and believes one step toward this goal is to own a bigger and better place to live. Ruth’s dream is also deferred by a lack of money, which forces her and Walter to live in a crowded apartment where their son, Travis, must sleep on a sofa.

    The American dream means something different to each character in A Raisin in the Sun. Discuss these differences and how they conflict with one another.

    Lorraine Hansberry is often viewed as a visionary because of her ability to predict many of the relevant issues to the African-American community today. Identify some of these issues and explain how they are the same or different from how Hansberry portrayed them.

    * List and explain, some things that you do, or can do, to help you understand what you are reading. (Lesson 1)

    * Describe where you live (use as much detail as possible). Do like where you live? Why or why not? Where would you like to live if you could chose? Why? (Lesson 3)

    1. In literature, as in life, a character may search for a better way of life. Show how two characters from A Raisin in the Sun are searching for a better way of life. Explain what each character is hoping to gain through this search and discuss the ways in which each character attempts to bring about a change in his or her life.

    CliffsNotes study guides are written by real teachers and professors, so no matter what you're studying, CliffsNotes can ease your homework headaches and help you score high on exams.

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    в и н ч и 18 Jan 2017 09:26

    Dreams deffered: about dreams being put off, delayed and most likely never getting back to them. Try the word deffered or deferred. I had to do this last year for sohpomore english as well. Then write about your own dreams that have been put off and the signifucance of this word and how the poem affects people and literature overall. Hope that helped.

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    User1489027467 18 Jan 2017 06:25

    Mama dreams of moving her family out of the ghetto and into a house with a yard where children can play and she can tend a garden. Her dream has been deferred since she and her husband moved into the apartment that the Youngers still inhabit. Every day, her dream provides her with an incentive to make money. But no matter how much she and her husband strived, they could not scrape together enough money to make their dream a reality. His death and the resulting insurance money present Mama’s first opportunity to realize her dream.

    Ruth’s dream is similar to Mama’s. She wants to build a happy family and believes one step toward this goal is to own a bigger and better place to live. Ruth’s dream is also deferred by a lack of money, which forces her and Walter to live in a crowded apartment where their son, Travis, must sleep on a sofa.

    The American dream means something different to each character in A Raisin in the Sun. Discuss these differences and how they conflict with one another.

    Lorraine Hansberry is often viewed as a visionary because of her ability to predict many of the relevant issues to the African-American community today. Identify some of these issues and explain how they are the same or different from how Hansberry portrayed them.

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    lazybird184 18 Jan 2017 00:22

    Mama dreams of moving her family out of the ghetto and into a house with a yard where children can play and she can tend a garden. Her dream has been deferred since she and her husband moved into the apartment that the Youngers still inhabit. Every day, her dream provides her with an incentive to make money. But no matter how much she and her husband strived, they could not scrape together enough money to make their dream a reality. His death and the resulting insurance money present Mama’s first opportunity to realize her dream.

    Ruth’s dream is similar to Mama’s. She wants to build a happy family and believes one step toward this goal is to own a bigger and better place to live. Ruth’s dream is also deferred by a lack of money, which forces her and Walter to live in a crowded apartment where their son, Travis, must sleep on a sofa.