Reading the book “A Raisin in the Sun” gives a little insight about external problems that a black family would face in the late 50’s. Hearing a story about a black family called the Younger’s and getting an understanding about what their lives were like in the 50‘s period. The Younger’s have to face a lot of obstacles to get what they want in life. The story shows different sides of racism from where they live, what kind of job they can had, and especially their social status in life. Here is an insight on how this family was treated of where they live. First example, the Younger’s didn’t have a lot of money and everyone in the family was either working or going to school. Times were hard as is during the 50’s but for the Younger family living on the Southside of Chicago times could be just as hard or harder. This family is shown racism just by the area they live in. For one, this is a family of five living in a tiny apartment most likely only meant to hold three at most and living in a not so well area of town. The area has crime, liquor stores, and bums all around which makes the area decrease in value, plus the appearance of the area looks very poorly. The family strives to move in a well to do neighborhood and is turned down by the community not wanting blacks to move in. The community would rather they stay where they belong because the consequences of them moving in the neighborhood could be worse. There is a incident where another families home is burned down due to people not wanting blacks in the neighborhood. So showing where a family lives can say just as much about a family without words being said and that’s people don’t want change. The Younger’s are strong and won’t take no for an answer and will strive to get their dream house. Another example of racism is portrayed with what kind of jobs they have. A second example of racism would be where the family worked. Walter was a chauffeur, his wife Beneatha is a cleaning lady, and his mother is a nanny/housekeeper. All the jobs were domestics and would keep the blacks in their place so to speak. Where a person works can be judgment enough without a word being spoken. In that era, the work was mostly labor jobs, low paying and meant for more of a struggle. Making it hard to pay the bills and have money left over for other pleasures for the family. In the story Beneatha gets pregnant and makes for more struggle on Walter’s shoulders to make more money and get somewhere in life because their will be another addition to the family. The Younger’s struggles of making a better life during that time, with working in the domestic career field and with no college education a good job was hard to come by. So working the domestic field and your career being pretty much chosen for someone all based because of the color of their skin was a real set back. Which leads to the last area which is about social status and a struggle that was. Everyone in the world is put in a social status without even being made aware of it. Where the family comes from, what jobs they do and where they stand in society. The…
Professor Eszter Szalczer
ATHR 121Z/Play Analysis
16 April 2012
A Raisin in the Sun
Lorraine Hansberry, playwright of “A Raisin in the Sun,” was born in 1930, but tragically died at the young age of thirty-five. Her shocking death was a huge loss for the American drama community; she seemed to be in line for a very promising career. Hansberry was raised in Chicago and her family was of middle-class. However, her father always wanted a better life and he spent most of his existence…
He admires Juliet. This is shown when he says: “What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east and Juliet is the Sun.” Romeo is comparing Juliet to the Sun. “Juliet is the Sun”, is a metaphor because she isn’t actually the Sun. The Sun is the light and the guidance and happiness and when you think of sun you think of summer. Summer is usually happy time, so Romeo is saying that Juliet is happiness and light and that she is the one. That quote really shows how he has feelings for Juliet.…
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A Raisin in the Sun
In the play, “A Raisin in the Sun,” by author Lorraine Hansberry, Beneatha is a character who is consistently struggling with her own image. For instance, Lena and Ruth were teasing Beneatha because she always pickups different activities but then merely just quits them; like playing the guitar. Beneatha tries to explain to her family that she is merely attempting to “express herself” and at this moment both Ruth and Lena Laugh. Beneatha…
The hotter they are, the brighter they are.
Dwarf Stars- Small stars, up to 20 times larger than the sun. They are about 18 light years away from earth.
Yellow Dwarf- Small Main sequence stars. Between 5,300 and 6,000 K.
Red Dwarf- Small,cool,and vary faint main sequence star.
Red Giant- Old star that is 100 times bigger than it was originally. 20 times as massive as sun. 600 light years from Earth.
White dwarf- Vary small, vary dense hot star that is mostly made of carbon…
What is Solar Energy
The sun has produced energy for as long as the earth has been around.
Solar energy is the sun’s rays, (solar radiation) that reaches the Earth. It is
the radiant light and heat from the sun that has been harnessed since ancient
times. It is also one of the of the many renewable energy sources available
to man, but for now cannot replace fossil fuels 100%.
Solar energy can be converted to electricity. This is done in two ways.
One, by using Photovoltaic…
rocky object that orbits a star
* Comet- a relatively small and ice rich object that orbits a star
* Small solar system body- an asteroid, comet, or other object that orbits a star but is too small to qualify as a planet
* Solar system- the sun and all the material that orbits it.
* Star system- a star and any planets and other materials that orbit it
* Galaxy- a great island of stars in space, containing from a few hundred million to a trillion or more stars, all held together by…
their skin while at the same time reducing the amount of their body hair.
2. Where is the strongest amount of sun exposure?
- The strongest amount of sun exposure is near the equator.
Now, click “Next”, read the section and answer the following questions.
3. What does the body need to help absorb vitamin D? Why is vitamin D important?
- Ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Vitamin D is important because it helps you get strong bones.
4. What is folate? What is the relationship between…
Two Suns in One Day
A burning ball was so bright and vivid overhead. Confusion arose when they realized that it was 8:15 a.m., and that the sun had already risen that day. The people of Hiroshima remember that day as "the day the sun rose twice" (Motro). They ran in a state of panic as the images of people's shadows were burned into the cement. This mayhem happened all because of the use of a weapon of mass destruction. The reading the author choice to do was The Day The Sun Rose Twice…
The Sun Zi Art of War is a Chinese military treatise that was most likely written by Sun Tzu in the Spring and Autumn period, which is roughly the same period as Confucius. Some scholars believe it was written during the later Warring States period. Sun Zi was introduced to the emperor of Wu Kingdom by Wu Zi Xu to explain his art of war theories. The emperor eventually agreed to employ him as his General after he successfully demonstrated the military strategies with the emperor's…