Now that we've begun reading Lorraine Hansberry's play A Raisin in the Sun, I'd like to get your thoughts on some of the themes she explores. In particular, I'm interested in your thoughts about how she portrays the experience of racism, as well as gender discrimination, and its effect on individual dreams. So in a paragraph, answer two of the following under the comments section:
a. What does Hansberry reveal about the impact of discrimination on its individual victims? How?
b. How do the characters' responses to discrimination either show Transcendentalist values (i.e., Beneatha) or contradict those values (i.e., Walter)?
c. Why do you think Hansberry used a plant to represent the family's dreams? Any connection to the
Transcendentalist notion of nature here?
Mr. Justin Biggs