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Preview — A Raisin in the Sun and The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window by Lorraine Hansberry
A Raisin in the Sun and The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window
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My immediate response to the plot and characters is to wonder what sort of things I am missing. I am curious as to what sort of things happened to Bennie ...more
This is the first time I have picked up this book and read it since high school. A peer of mine teaches this in his American Literature class, but I have chosen to teach The Crucible the past few years. Before I began reading it again, I tried to recall any memories I had of it from my previous reading. I recalled it was about an African American family during an era when racial prejudice was an accepted part of daily life. However, any details other than that which I could pull from the back co...more
by Lorraine Hansberry. This a fiction book,and the theme of it is to not be selfish.
The book is a play about a man named Walter,who's mom Lena is getting a check in the mail that is worth ten thousand dollars.The money is comming from Lena's husband who passed away.Walter has a wife named Ruth(who he later finds out shes pregant),his son Travis and sister Beneatha.Walter wants some of the money to invest in a liqour store with Will ...more
Wow. This book was amazing. The writing style is so powerful and it's hard to believe that Hansberry was only 29 when she wrote this. I think this play speaks to readers of all races because all of us have had dreams and with these dreams hav ...more
Throughout the book it didn't have much suspense. Not just that but also a downer. It had some loving warm happy bits and pieces but wasn't too appealing to me. There is a long hard struggle with money and once things become better for them it's ruined. Sadly. The book was decent.
Sigh....this could be adapted to modern day Bronx for a Dominican family....
I think the less said about the "Sidney Brunstein" play the better.
She was the first black woman to write a play performed on Broadway. Her best known work, the play "A Raisin in the Sun," highlights the lives of Black Americans living under racial segregation in Chicago. Hansberry's family had st ...more