|Plot Summary 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.
Jack Goodstein, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of A Raisen in the Sun|
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Tone of book?
- very sensitive (sigh)
Time/era of story
Inside culture (main char)
- 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
- blue collar
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- rotating 1st
- No single main character?
Is this a play?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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