A Raisin In The Sun

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1. Using the photograph of the back steps of apartments on Chicago’s South Side and the excerpt from a Chicago commission report, explain the appeal of suburban life for Chicago residents in the 1940s and ’50s. How does your answer relate to the experiences and ambitions of the Younger family in the play?
During the 1940s and '50s there was an appeal for suburban life for Chicago residents because in large cities like Chicago, there are mostly industries and corporation that doesn’t allow many places for individuals to live. This caused groups of people to create an environment that can allow families to grow and live without feeling like they are in danger from the industrial and city environment.

2. Using the photographs of the domestic and the chauffeur as evidence, explain what kinds of professions were available to African Americans in the postwar period. Where do the occupations depicted appear in this play? What
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Using the photo of African American women in 1950s attire, the photo of a bride and groom in traditional Nigerian dress, and the photo of a female customer at the Natural Kuumba Hair Salon, describe the transformation that Beneatha undergoes during A Raisin in the Sun. What does this transformation signify about her changing identity?
Beneatha in A Raisin in the Sun, is seen undergoing many changes in her identity because of the fact that trends in her time period is evolving, as well as her desire to know her roots. I don’t feel that she is changing her identity but instead trying to find her style, roots, and feelings of what she wants to be. People everyday goes through changes because of people's natural growth in experiences and perspectives.

4. Despite the setback during the Karl Lindner visit, the Youngers proceed with their plans to move. Using the photo of crowd gathering after the arrest of a white supremacist group and the television news clip as evidence, explain some of the challenges that might await them in Clybourne

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