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What is the play's point of view, inciting moment, climax, major conflict (internal or...

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qwer123 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted February 17, 2008 at 12:57 AM via web

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What is the play's point of view, inciting moment, climax, major conflict (internal or external), and resolution?


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bmadnick | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted February 17, 2008 at 3:06 AM (Answer #1)

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Since A Raisin in the Sun is a play, it's meant to be performed before an audience. You therefore don't have a point of view like you would have with a short story or novel. The major conflict in the novel is racism, or man vs. society. The family is in crisis mainly due to the circumstances in which they must live. During this time, American society is on the brink of the Civil Rights Movement, but there are still very few laws to protect minorities from discrimination and racism. The climax occurs when the representative from the white neighborhood comes back a second time to pay Walter the money not to move into their neighborhood. Walter is all set to get the money, but when he looks at his son, he can't go through with it. He knows he must fight discrimination so his children can have a better life than he has. By turning down the money, Walter shows he has become a man who is ready to take care of his family, and the family has been brought back together to fight the racism.


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