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A Raisin in the Sun Teaching Unit
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- Who is the protagonist of the play? Why does the author choose this character?
- This play is about racial intolerance in Chicago in the late 1950’s. In what ways is this play out of date; in what ways is this play for all times and places?
- By citing comments and incidents from the play, prove that racial intolerance is a major theme in this play.
- In what sense is Walter a victim of society; in what sense is he a victim of his own shortcomings?
- Central to a drama is conflict; identify and discuss the various conflicts and their resolutions in this play.
- For a play to be good, we have to believe that the characters could be real people; and we have to be interested in what happens to them; we have to care about them. Discuss how Walter, Mama, and Beneatha come across as human beings, rather than merely characters, and explain what makes them interesting.
- Why does the author go to such lengths to describe the furnishings of the Younger apartment? What do these furnishings and the state they are in say about the family?
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A teaching unit and individual learning packet from Prestwick House. Includes the following: comprehensive chapter-by-chapter study guides for students; questions suitable for essay topics or discussion; vocabulary lists; multiple-choice and essay test with answer key; introductory material from Prestwick House to familiarize both students and teachers with the work.