The Role Of Femininity In Raisin In The Sun And For Colored Women

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A Raisin in the Sun (“Raisin”) written by Lorraine Hansberry (“Hansberry”) and For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf (“For Colored Girls”) written by Ntozake Shange (“Shange”) are both successful plays, most noted for their accomplishment of “bringing black audience to Broadway.” The plays brought black audiences to Broadway because they carried issues that black women faced daily but were unspoken. Hansberry and Shange utilized the forum to speak on behave of their own life experiences and that of all colored women. Although Raisin and For Colored Girls were written from two different social movement eras, the women characters in the plays parallel the struggles and triumphs of femininity through their experiences

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