A Raisin in the Sun 1

A Raisin in the Sun 1 - Lorraine Hansberry o First African...

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Lorraine Hansberry o First African American female playwright on Broadway o First African American woman to win NY Drama Critics Award o First African American director on Broadway in over 50 years (Lloyd Richards) Social Realism - a realistic drama concerned with social issues o Realism can be defined as ordinary people in ordinary situations o Social problems touched on in the play include Race, Class, Gender Dreams Deferred o The title of the poem is Montage of a Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes o It relates directly to the theme - what happens to unfulfilled dreams? o These dreams remain unfulfilled because of racism and poverty Themes o The American Dream, gender roles, race/racism, civil rights Dreams o Mama's dream - to have a home Mama's dream is deferred because she and Walter had planned to move out of this apartment long ago but economics and his early death prevented that from happening o Walter's dream - to be his own boss Walter's dream is deferred because he is not his own boss. He is not the head of
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