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A Raisin in the Sun

by Lorraine Hansberry
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*A RAISIN IN THE SUN*: What type of vernacular does Hansberry use in the play? Is it effective? Why or why not? ***DESCRIBE STTING & EXPLAIN HOW IT AFFECTS THE (characters,plot,themes,etc.) ?

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The style of writing in the play works real well because of its reality.  Hansberry writes the dialogue as how people would talk in their private homes.  In making something private public through language and discourse, Hansberry has allowed the moral and ethical imagination of the reader to widen in...

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The style of writing in the play works real well because of its reality.  Hansberry writes the dialogue as how people would talk in their private homes.  In making something private public through language and discourse, Hansberry has allowed the moral and ethical imagination of the reader to widen in understanding the predicament of the Younger family. It seems as if writing about the realistic challenges of the family in a realistic manner with realistic dialect lends credibility to the drama and is a reason why we, as the audience/ readers, are more likely to embrace such an ending than dismiss it.   Given the challenges about which Hansberry was writing, it seems that to have depicted speech patterns and vernacular in any other way would have been disingenuous to a great extent.

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