Raisin in the Sun – Discussing p.486-508 (write a paragraph for each answer)

Raisin in the Sun – Discussing p.486-508 (write a paragraph for each answer)

1. Ruth and Walter fuss about her not supporting him. Why do you think Ruth is so cold to Walter’s plans? Is that a huge issue today of women not supporting the dreams of their men? (Refer directly to page # and lines spoken in this section of the play)

 2. When Walter talks of seeing how whites live and wanting better for himself, how closely doe she sound to the “Get Rich or Die Trying” credo a lot of rappers push in society? (Refer directly to page # and lines spoken in this section of the play)

3. What do you feel about Mama’s views about being involved with liquor stores? (Refer directly to page # and lines spoken in this section of the play)

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Raisin in the Sun – Discussing p.508-524 (write a paragraph for each answer)

1. How important do you think what happened on p.511 is to where the Younger family is headed? (Refer directly to page # and lines spoken in this section of the play)

 

2. What does Asagai’s presence (p.512-) in the play help us learn about Beneatha? (Refer directly to page # and lines spoken in this section of the play)

 

3. Was Walter’s reaction (p.520-) to what had taken place to be expected? Why or why not? (Refer directly to page # and lines spoken in this section of the play)

 

Extra credit

Do you think there is some significance to the name of the family (Younger)? If yes, why?

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Raisin in the Sun – Discussing p.524-547 (write a paragraph for each answer)

1. Do you think there is any significance to Beneatha’s name?  And is the significance still relevant today p.524? (Refer directly to page # and lines spoken in this section of the play)

 

2. What do you think Walter’s main point of irritation is with George p.531? How does classism play a part in it? (Refer directly to page # and lines spoken in this section of the play)

 

3. What do you feel about Mama’s decision on what to do with the money p.535? Is it sensible? Should Ruth be equally invested in Mama’s decision or upholding Walter’s dream for the money? (Refer directly to page # and lines spoken in this section of the play)

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Raisin in the Sun – Discussing p.547-562 (write a paragraph for each answer)

1. Would you still consider moving the family into the all-white neighborhood, even after Lindner’s offer (p.554)? (Refer directly to page # and lines spoken in this section of the play)

 

2. Mama seems to gravitate toward plants of all types and gardening as seen on p.557. What do you think that symbolizes? (Refer directly to page # and lines spoken in this section of the play)

 

3. You know I have to ask, especially with what went down at p.562, do you think Mama had any other way to get Walter Jr’s confidence back besides give him the money to manage? (Refer directly to page # and lines spoken in this section of the play)