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Discussion Paper - Dan Troisi THET 291 4/1/08 Sec. 0102 For...

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Dan Troisi 4/1/08 THET 291 Sec. 0102 For our discussion presentation on “A Raisin in the Sun”, we chose to present the following questions to the class: During the 1960’s, how did being an African American affect achieving the “American Dream”? The importance of A Raisin in the Sun as a classic product of American theater strongly revolves around the play’s ability to directly relate to the issues faced by African Americans during the 1950s and 60s. During this time period, African Americans faced countless social injustice and prejudice. While other plays of this time period reflected the ideas of a booming post-war American society with African Americans content with their social standing, A Raisin in the Sun provided a radical point of view. We felt that this question was significant in that it directly ties into one of the prevailing themes of the play, which is the pursuit of the “American Dream”. Lena’s lifelong dream of owning a house for her family to live in, Walter’s dream of
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