A Raisin in the Sun

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Unformatted text preview: Title A Raisin in the Sun Author - Lorraine Hansberry Date of Publication - 1950s, New York Date of first performance 1959 Date of first publication 1959 Historical Connections/Context Setting (time) Between 1945 and 1959 Setting (place) The South Side of Chicago themes The value and purpose of dreams, the need to fight racial discrimination, the importance of family foreshadowing Mrs. Johnson's news that a black family's house has been bombed foreshadows the objections that the Clybourne Park Improvement Association will raise to the idea of the Youngers moving in; Walter's hints to Travis that he is investing the insurance money foreshadow the disappearance of the money. Eat Your Eggs This phrase appears early in the play, as an instruction from Ruth to Walter to quiet him. Walter then employs the phrase to illustrate how women keep men from achieving their goalsevery time a man gets excited about something, he claims, a woman tries to temper his enthusiasm by telling him to eat his eggs. Being quiet and eating one's eggs represents an acceptance of the adversity that Walter and the rest of the Youngers face in life. Walter believes that Ruth, who is making his acceptance of the adversity that Walter and the rest of the Youngers face in life....
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