A Raisin in the Sun: Afro-American Dream

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TRIBHUVAN UNIVERSITY

A Raisin in the Sun: The Pursuit of Afro- American Dream

A Thesis Submitted to the Department of English, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus, Tribhuvan University, in the Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in English

By Tanka Prasad Paudel Roll No.: 294/ 063 T. U. Registration No: 6-2-2-1201-2001

March 2011

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Tribhuvan University Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus Department of English Exhibition Road, Kathmandu

LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION

This is to certify that Mr. Tanka Prasad Paudel has completed his dissertation entitled A Raisin in the Sun: The Pursuit of Afro- American Dream under my supervision and guidance. I, therefore, recommend this dissertation for the final approval and acceptance to the dissertation evaluation committee.

Date:…………………. Dr. Anand Sharma ....................................... Department of English Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus Kathmandu, Nepal

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Tribhuvan University Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus Department of English Exhibition Road, Kathmandu

ACCEPTANCE CERTIFICATE

This dissertation work entitled A Raisin in the Sun: The Pursuit of AfroAmerican Dream prepared and submitted by Tanka Prasad Paudel has been accepted as the partial fulfillment of the requirement of the Degree of Master of Arts in English by the dissertation evaluation committee comprising of:

Members of Research Committee …………………………… …………………………… …………………………… …………………………… ……………………………

…………………… Supervisor Dr. Anand Sharma ………………………… External Examiner ………..……….. Head Department of English Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus Kathmandu Date: ………………………………

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DECLARATION

I hereby declared that this dissertation entitled A Raisin in the Sun: The Pursuit of Afro- American Dream is my own work except otherwise acknowledged. I have not submitted it or any of its part to any other academic institutions for any degree.

..................................... (Tanka Prasad Paudel) March 2011

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Acknowledgements This dissertation work is the product of mental and physical investment from different personalities, organizations and institutions to whom I have to offer my sincere acknowledgements. I am indebted to my parents – father Tika Ram and Mother Chandrakala – whose encouragement, support and affection made me possible to complete my Master's of Arts in English successfully. Similarly, I would like thank my brothers and sisters who always support me with love and affection and encourage me for my academic and professional advancement. I would like to acknowledge to my sisters Ambika Paudel and Pabitra Paudel and my friend Ram Prasad Marasini and Pabitra Bhattarai for their support during my study and dissertation preparation. My cordial thanks and heartfelt gratitude goes to my respected teacher and supervisor Associate Professor Dr. Anand Sharma, whose encouragements, suggestions and comments made this dissertation possible to shape in this form. I am awfully grateful towards Associate Professor Rudra Prasad Paudel, Head, Department of English, Prof. Hrishikesh Upadhyay, for their inspiring suggestions in the preparation of my thesis. I am also thankful to all my teachers of Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus, who have directly or indirectly helped me in the due course of writing this thesis as well as to my office Federation of Community Forestry Users, Nepal (FECOFUN) for providing me physical resource facilities and leave as required during this dissertation. All the executive members and my colleagues at FECOFUN are highly appreciated. Tanka Prasad Paudel Mid-Baneshwor, Kathmandu

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Table of Contents Chapter I: Hansberry as an Afro-American Playwright Hansberry as an Afro-American Playwright Dream in Hansberry's Plays Chapter II: Introduction to Existentialism Introduction to Existentialism Historical Context of Existentialism Key Features of Existentialism The Single Individual...
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