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A Raisen in the Sun Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of A Raisen in the Sun

Hansberry presents a picture of a tightly knit black family trying to get out of the cycle of poverty. The Younger family is going to receive an insurance payment of $10,000.00. They all have different ideas about how to spend it. Mama wants to use it to get a new house. Beneatha, her daughter, wants to use it for her education. Walter, her son, wants to use it to start a business--a liquor store. He gives the money to a friend who is supposed to invest it in the store, but the friend runs off. For awhile it seems that they will end up with nothing.

This report prepared by Jack Goodstein








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   very sensitive (sigh) Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Inside culture (main char)    -   Black Other aspects:    -   story of the poor Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book If story of urban/rural...    -   Big city life Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   blue collar Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black (American)

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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