Choose 2 of these essay questions and explain fully in essay form. Each one should be ¾ of a page and include evidence from the text.
- The American dream means something different to each character in A Raisin in the Sun. Discuss these differences and how they conflict with one another.
- Lorraine Hansberry is often viewed as a visionary because of her ability to predict many of the relevant issues to the African-American community today. Identify some of these issues and explain how they are the same or different from how Hansberry portrayed them.
- Within the Younger household, there are three generations of women. Compare and contrast how the characters each form their unique identities.
- Many critics assert that the art of Hansberry’s play is that it is less about race than about humanity. Do you think the play would be equally compelling if the actors were white, or some other minority group? Explain why or why not.