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A Raisin in the Sun Review
A Raisin in the Sun is a play by Lorraine Hansberry that debuted on Broadway in 1959. The title comes from the poem "Harlem" by Langston Hughes.
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"Harlem" by Langston Hughes
The title of this play comes from what poem?
Who says "There is always something left to love. And if you ain't learned that, you ain't learned nothing" in A Raisin in the Sun?
South Side of Chicago
Setting of the play?
Walter Lee Younger
The Youngers, a working-class black family, struggle against economic hardship and racial prejudice, what literary element of the plot does this describe?
What part of the plot? Bobo tells the Youngers that Willy has run off with all of Walter's invested insurance money; Asagai makes Beneatha realize that she is not as independent as she thinks.
What is the genre of A Raisin in the Sun?
Sometime after WWII
Time period of play setting?
From whom are the Youngers waiting for a check?
She is pregnant.
What does Ruth find out when she goes to the doctor?
He hasn't been to work in 3 days.
What does Walter's employer call to say?
gardening equipment and a large hat
What do the Youngers give Mama on the day they move?
Whether she will marry him and move to Africa
Near the end of the play, what does Asagai leave Beneatha to think about?
Willy Harris runs off with the $6,500.00
What happens to the money that Walter invests in the liquor store?
When he tells Mr. Lindner that they will move to Clybourne Park no matter what
At what point does Mama say that Walter has finally achieved his "manhood"
Who is the last to leave the Younger apartment at the end of the play?
handsome looks and money
Why do Ruth and Mama approve of George Murchison? (name two traits he has)
Where do Ruth and Walter go when they are becoming more hopeful about the future?
"Eat his eggs"
What does Ruth tell Walter to do when he complains incessantly about his life?
On the couch in the living room
Where does Travis sleep and what room?
In Act 2, When Walter is fooling around with Beneatha while she is dressed in the African robe and hat, what does Walter call himself?
From which country does Joseph Asagai come?
Give up moving to Clybourne Park
What does Karl Lindner want the Youngers to do?
Who says, "Oh—So now it's life. Money is life. Once upon a time freedom used to be life—now it's money. I guess the world really do change . ."?
Who says, "Then isn't there something wrong in a house—in a world—where all dreams, good or bad, must depend on the death of a man?"
Who says, "We have decided to move into our house because my father—my father—he earned it for us brick by brick"?
Which symbol in the play represents the welfare of the family?
The insurance check
Which symbol represents hope for the future?
the Importance of /heritage
When mama talks about her ancestors and Beneath talks about the accomplishments of different African tribes, which theme from the play are they exalting?
The American Dream
When Walter explains his plans to own a liquor store and Beneatha stands her ground about becoming a doctor, these characters are supporting which prominent theme in the play?
the Importance of Family
When Mama buys the house for the family and when Mama walks back into the apartment to grab her plant before the closing curtain, which theme does this represent?
When Walter decides to move the family to the new house by turning down Lindner's offer, and when Beneatha explains to Asagai that the apartment doesn't always look so messy, these are examples of which theme?
What does it mean when a dream is deferred?
something that is put off
She is using personification; the furnishings of the house embody the struggle the family is enduring.
What literary device represents the furniture, carpet, and light from the window? Why?
Beneatha expects more out of life than the status quo
Asagai call Beneatha "Alaiyo" which means "One for Whom Bread Is Not Enough." What does he mean?
She gives him "control" over the money
What is the symbolism behind Mama making Walter the head of the household?
Is nothing more than a bunch of spirituals and some grass huts
According to George Murchison, the heritage of black Americans
She wants to obtain the best home for the least amount of money.
What is Mama's motive for buying a house in the all-white community of Clybourne Park?
Dreams of becoming a doctor
Is becoming a "settled" woman
Wants to earn money carrying groceries
A chauffeur who dreams of owning his own store
Man whose death brings the Youngers $10,000
Represents pride in African heritage
Thinks women only need to be pretty & sophisticated
Makes the Youngers a humiliating offer
A messenger of bad news
Walter orders him out of the house.
How does Walter first respond to Mr. Lindner's proposal about the house?
Joseph Asagai believes that black Americans should assimilate into the dominant
Mr. Lindner represents the Clybourne Park Welcoming Committee.
George Murchison respects Walter's dream.
Beneatha thinks George Murchison is a fool.
Walter's character is very static; that is, he does not change much throughout the
Walter admits to Ruth that he doesn't know how to become close to her.
Ruth becomes frantic and upset when Mama talks about canceling the move.
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