Ap English Summer Assignment

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“A Raisin in the Sun”

In the play that Lorraine Hansberry wrote, her tone was realistic. It was realistic because for example, they just so happened to move into a racially divided neighborhood and the last black folks to live their left because of the white people. According to the book they got “bombed out”. Many of the characters had their own tone though. Ruth Younger was a more about doing everything just to please Walter Lee making her tone caring. Lena Younger “Mama” was all about buying a house and doing things for Travis, making her tone many, Caring, Dependable, and Reliable causing her to be a more neutral character. Walter and Ruth’s son Travis always had an accepting tone which made him seem like he didn’t care what he didn’t have; he just wanted what he couldn’t. Mrs. Johnson is the nice lady whose tone makes it tell you racism is an important matter causing her to be a very serious character. The style of Lorraine Hansberry’s play “A Raisin in the Sun” can be from happy and exciting to sad and depressing. Happy and exciting because they received a check from their insurance, giving them money to move to a nicer house, which was what Mama’s husband wanted. But then it was sad and depressing because Mama’s husband is dead and the money came from his death. There was mixed emotions with some of the characters because of the money that they got and the neighborhood they moved to causing the style to change at times. The way Lorraine wrote was like she was trying to attract my attention by formatting her book in a play formation. Also she made her play very interesting, so my attention span was not limited. I completely loved the way she made this play and how she expressed everyone’s feelings, meaning the characters, in such of a detailed matter. Style was a main key in Lorraine’s writing and she had no problem showing it. She expressed all the characters with many tones and different styles.
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