from Lorraine Hansberry's play "A Raisin in the Sun" - scene 1
This video study guide consists of 11 videos that provide summaries and analyses of each act and scene, symbols, characters, and more of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun. These videos will aid students in citing textual evidence for their analysis of the text. Additionally, this resource will provide the students with a deeper understanding of the themes of the text, the characters, and the cultural implications of the time period in which it was written. Lastly, the videos will lay a foundation to help students analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specific work. Course Hero also provides free resources like study guides and infographics at the link below. For a list of Common Core State Standards addressed, see below.
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A Raisin in the Sun Video Study Guide
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Common Core State Standards A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).
Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.
Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the United States, drawing on a wide reading of world literature.
Analyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums, including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment (e.g., Auden’s “Musée des Beaux Arts” and Breughel’s Landscape with the Fall of Icarus).
Analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specific work (e.g., how Shakespeare treats a theme or topic from Ovid or the Bible or how a later author draws on a play by Shakespeare).
Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun explained with scene summaries in just a few minutes!
Professor Kristen Over of Northeastern Illinois University provides an in-depth summary and analysis of Act 2, Scene 1 of Lorraine Hansberry's play A Raisin in the Sun.
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Hansberry's play A Raisin in the Sun explores the effects of racial segregation on a black family living on Chicago's South Side during the 1940s.
The Youngers await the arrival of a settlement check following the death of the family patriarch in a work accident. Their various ideas about what to do with the money reflect the class struggles dividing black communities.
Son Walter wants to invest the money in a liquor store, while matriarch Mama deposits some of the money on a house in a white neighborhood. The ensuing conflicts illustrate the racial and economic disparities that defined black life in that era.
American writer and playwright Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun was first performed on Broadway in 1959. The success of the play helped pave the way for black playwrights and actors in professional theater.
In Hansberry's childhood, her family’s harassment in a white neighborhood led to a court case that helped end racially restrictive housing laws.
The play contains many powerful themes, such as the generational gap, expectations and dreams, and race relations. Important symbols include music, Mama’s plant, and Beneatha’s hair.
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