Raisin In The Sun Literary Devices

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Lorraine Hansberry used a variety of literary elements and techniques to connect to the theme of fear in her novel “A Raisin in the Sun.” She tells the story of a struggling black American family in the 1960s. They had to deal with many problems in their day-to-day lives, such as racism. In 2005, Steve Jobs gave a speech to Stanford University that also shared the theme of fear. "Stanford University Commencement Address." In his speech, he talked about his upbringing and how he got to where he is. He started with a rougher childhood and many other fearful moments in his lifetime. Steve Jobs fulfilled the theme of fear better than Lorraine Hansberry. This is because the style in which he wrote his speech connected the theme with the audience …show more content…

His biological mother was a young college graduate student. She decided to put him up for adoption. She insisted on him being adopted by college graduates. This didn't end up working out, so he was adopted by a college dropout and a high school dropout. His biological mom refused to sign the papers, but after a bit, she gave in after the adoptive parents promised that he would go to college. Later on in his life, he went to college, only to drop out six months later. He decided that it just wasn't for him. He had a rough start after dropping out. He didn't have a place to live, so he slept on the floor of his friend's dorm. He stated, "I returned coke bottles for the 5 cent deposits to buy food with, and I would walk the seven miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal." This is terrifying to go through because the terrifying thought that the rest of his life could end up like this is terrifying to consider. Later in life, he created the apple with a friend in his parent's garage. Only ten years later, Apple turned into a $2 billion company with over 4,000 employees. Once he turned 30, Steve Jobs was fired from his own company, which sounded impossible. He partnered with someone he found very talented, but their visions ended up diverging. The board of directors had sided with him, so the founder of Apple was literally fired. Steve Jobs stated, "What had been the focus of my entire adult life was gone, and it was destabilizing." Everything he had been working on was, as it felt, wasted. He felt as if he couldn't go any further; he felt as if he had let everyone down. He decided to look at it from another perspective—that being fired isn't the end of the world. Jobs said, "I didn't see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could ever happen to me." In the next five years, he created a company named NeXT and Pixar, where he met

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