Unit 3 Drama 115 American Dream - Unit 3 Drama 115 American Dream A Raisin in the Sun Titled from A Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes(1951 The poem asks

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Unit 3 Drama 115 American Dream A Raisin in the SunTitled from “A Dream Deferred” by Langston Hughes (1951). The poem asks what happens to a dream deferred and if it dries up like a raisin in the sun.Hughes- Langston Hughes’ poem “A Dream Deferred”where the name of the play Raisin in the Sun came from; two responses to empowerment and oppression: yieldtoit or challengeit, but both are somewhat undesirableA Raisin in the Sun (1961)Characters display resignation and rage as they realistically discuss explosive topicsoWalter Lee - rage - wants to start liquor store and enraged by lack of supportoRuth - resignation - wants family to make themselves into something moreTheir ideas of the American dream competeV explosive climaxNaturalisticDramaturgyMaterial TruthoOf both real self and world around usoObjective and subjectiveCause & EffectoThe acts feed into each otherDaily BehavioroNaturalisticStable WorldEmpathyoLots of information provided about the characters making them relatableUnderstanding the CharactersUnderstanding their situation as well…oIn this play- political, religious, cultural and racial barriers the family facesScenes grow & feed into each otheroUnlike in Shakespeare for example all leading gradually to climax…Every characters & problemsoWhat makes the characters and their situation dramatic is the attention the dramatist gives them
“Tragedy is a man’s total compulsion to evaluate himself justly”- Arthur Miller 1947When applied to Walter Lee - he is a catalyst for his family dynamics, obsessed over having money, and indignant with lifeHansberry’s DramaturgyNaturalismExploring race, class and genderPersonal and Political worlds brought together through nuclear family dramaDramatizes a moral choiceFocus- personal renewal through social action…Broad Themes in this PlayFamilyoDynamics and trouble of familyoWe see a nuclear family unit hereThe past and its effect on the presentoAre we trapped by the past?RaceClassGenderEconomicsoDoes money define us?MoralityAmerican Dream- (remember he says that this is explicitly defined in a unique and different way in all of the plays in this unit…)America’s “newness”FreedomProgressRenewalReinvention- (in his words that if you are not satisfied with yourself you believe you have the ability and the right to change yourself always- especially in Am.)Progress- (the idea that America can and will keep getting better)Authenticity and Artifice Method Men A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) ft. Marlon Brando“Brando exemplifies method acting in his character, exhibiting a spontaneous, less controlled character than his female counterpartAuthenticity and artifice; truth, specificity “living a part”Idk if this is correct^^^it was my understanding that he used this clip to contrast the

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