The play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry debuted on Broadway in 1959, and the movie was made in 2008. “A Raisin in the Sun” is about the Younger family, the fifth generation of lower-class African-Americans living in Chicago’s Southside. They are faced with problems such as racial discrimination, poverty, and conflicting dreams. As the family decides on how to spend the insurance check of $10,000 from Walter’s father’s death, these problems cause many conflicts to rise. Reading the 1959 play and the 2008 movie, I have realized certain similarities and differences in how the story plays out.
Because Jem is good, he is trying to destroy that racism. As the book continues, Jem has to read to Mrs Dubose after school several days a week as a punishment for destroying her flowers. Mrs Dubose is very sick, and the night that she died she gave Atticus a box to give to Jem. Inside the box was a white camellia. Scout narrates, “Jem opened the box, Inside, surrounded by wads of damn cotton was a white, waxy, perfect camellia” (Lee 111).
According to the Merriam Webster dictionary a phony is a person who is not honest or sincere who says things that are meant to deceive. Therefore, phoniness is someone who doesn 't act as themselves, they deceive people by acting like someone they aren’t, even themselves. Holden describes phonies all throughout the book, he keeps calling out people for being fake. "The waiter was waiting for her to move out of the way, but she didn 't even notice him. It was funny.
In the original play the witches only show up at the beginning when they talk to Macbeth and about the witches prophecies and when Macbeth comes to talk to the witches about his future. In the Goold (2010) version, The witches appear constantly. An example of this is when Macbeth and Macduff were fighting at the very end of the movie. The witches appeared and then Macbeth said “Enough” and made the witches leave.The witches appear usually when bad acts are being portrayed and when prophecies become true. This gives the witches an unsettling vibe to them.
Just within the recent decades, men and women started to fight against the gender stereotypes and started to challenge their roles in a family and in the society. The play, A Raisin in the Sun, portrays the lives of African–Americans during the 1950s. Lorraine Hansberry, a writer and a social activist, reinforced the traditional gender roles, especially female’s, by depicting how the Youngers interact and how they act in an economical struggle. Throughout the play, A Raisin in the Sun, she uses Walter Lee Younger, Ruth Younger and Lena Younger to reinforce the traditional role of fathers, wives and mothers within a family. Hansberry portrays the role of fathers within their families through her only male character in the play, Walter Lee Younger.
Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” is a classical piece of poetry from just short of a hundred years ago. Even though it is often misinterpreted it has still made its way into popular culture. People believe that Frost advocates breaking away from societal norms and choosing the road less traveled but, in fact he doesn’t, he mentions the road not taken rather than the road less traveled on, either way it has influenced popular culture in a variety of ways. “The Road Not Taken” has made its way into popular culture in numerous ways such as the names of episodes of TV series for example Fringe Season 1, Episode 19, a version of the very popular “Cup Song” from Pitch Perfect (2012) and “The Road Not Taken” is available on Youtube and merges
If a song is not well-structured it points out to the amateurism of the songwriter. A song will have repetitions, pauses, etc in its structure be it in the melody or the lyrics or a contrast between in a verse or a chorus. The idea is to make the activity of listening to any given song an activity of interest. The verses would generally follow a set pattern and the contrast is provided by the chorus which is the catchy and hooky part of the song. Sometimes a song may many a times incorporate what is termed as a bridge.
The pentatonic scale is also used, as well as changing the tempos of the piece in each section. These elements of this piece make it distinct and obviously from the 20th century of music. Section 4 The use of expressionism in music happened between World War I and World War II. This music was in many ways an expression of the composer’s feelings, which were not always positive feelings. It did not set boundaries for the type of emotions conveyed and no feelings were euphemised.
As shown in act one when Martha and George came back from college party; Martha informed George that they have guests coming over. Therefore George complained about Martha springing things on him all time. Then Martha made fun of him: “poor Georgie-Porgie, put upon pie! Aww…what are you doing? Are you sulking?”(Albee, 1962, p15).Moreover, while talking George told his wife to reduce drinking and to stay on her feet since she is alcoholism.
The curtains then open to reveal a screen with Century Fox’s logo. The curtains close and open again to show a title card with “ 20th Century Fox presents” to the next card that says “a BazMark production”, and then Moulin Rouge. The Great Gatsby starts with a gate design surrounding the Warner Bros. logo which fades into the same gates with the Village Roadshow Pictures logo which fades into the BazMark logo and eventually to show “J.G”. From here the audience enters Luhrmann’s own theatrical creative world. Both stories are told by a narrator, Christian in Moulin Rouge, and Nick in the Great Gatsby remembering their best moments and how they end in tragedy.
Hansberry’s success from A Raisin in the Sun was driven by anger and disappointment in how her race was treated in society. The result of her taking a stand through her production was an award-winning play which made way as “the first Broadway play by a black women and the longest-running black play in Broadway’s history”. Hansberry became the first black women to receive Drama Critics Circle Award in 1959 and had earned her place in the world as an incredible playwright. Unfortunately, Hansberry grew extremely ill while preparing her next play for its Broadway premiere. She died of cancer shortly after in January
In The Great Gatsby movie, Daisy, for example mostly spoke sweetly throughout the whole movie. In the book, her voice was described as ringing like money. Instead, in the movie she appeared to be an innocent person but was actually extraordinary selfish in her own actions. In the movie, Jay Gatsby had a violent, dramatic outburst at the Plaza Hotel when he was provoked by Tom Buchanan. Another difference would be that Jordan Baker and Nick Carraway did NOT have a loving relationship like in the book; they didn’t communicate in the movie as much as they did in the movie.
The American Dreamer The American Dream means so much to so many, but in very different ways. If you surveyed individuals to get a definition of the American Dream, I’m certain that the answers would be very diverse. This I attribute to the Dream being an individual thing and not one that can be defined by all individuals in the same manner. In this paper I orchestrate to show the dreams of several characters as described in two works, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry and Dreamer by Charles Johnson. In both of these works, albeit the dreams were different for these characters initially, the end result was for the same purposes.
The American dream means something different to each one of the Youngers in the play, “A Raisin in the Sun,” written by Lorraine Hansberry that debuted on Broadway in 1959. The characters in the story all have their own set of issues and dreams. The relationship between each of the Younger’s greatly influences each of their decisions. When a check for ten thousand dollars comes in the mail, the Younger’s world changes and they all learn what it really means to be a family. Lena Younger’s, known as “Mama”, dream was to have a happy and healthy family.