Historical Analysis Of A Raisin In The Sun

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Historical Analysis: A Raisin in the Sun is a play about the author’s life. The segregation life and the event of moving into a white neighborhood are events from the life of Lorraine Hansberry, the author. The events that occurred in the play along with real life events relate to the Civil Rights Movement and feminist topics. Lorraine Hansberry moved into an all white neighborhood just like the Younger family moved into Clybourne Park. The author did not modify the major events of her own life but rather added a series of complications and details to fit the play such as the event of Walter losing the investment money. Lorraine Hansberry’s life included events of her new neighbors’ threats but in the play, A Raisin in the Sun, the play ended it at the point where the Younger family moved out of their house. The author could have continued the story by adding her life events of living through her neighbors’ threat and her family taking the case to court. However, Hansberry stopped the play at the point where the Younger family moves out of the house to create a sense of ambiguity. The audience will not know what the Younger family will experience, which will allow for the audience to think about different possible scenarios. The author of the play did not modify the events that took place most likely in order to provide a view of how Africans’ lived and illustrate society in a realistic way. By writing the play in a realistic way, the audience both American and African
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