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Unformatted text preview: • Core American beliefs/myths o Self-determination – a country where we can choose our own way, to pursue happiness, inalienable rights o Individualism – keep changing who you are o Self-invention: identity – reclaim ourselves, enact change in our lives despite our circumstances • Poem says we can give up, or we can fight, Hansberry advocates a possibility a personal renewal through social action • Lorraine Hansberry’s Dramaturgy o Domestic realism o Redefines the center of politics, race, gender o Explores structures of race, class, gender in America o Personal and political worlds fused o Characters recreate themselves through moral choices o Focus: personal renewal through social action o Play isn’t neatly concluded – no final confirmed end •...
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course DRAMA 115 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at UNC.
- Fall '08