to read A Raisin in the Sun using active reading
to practice critical thinking through the use of analysis and synthesis
Task to Complete:
Answer the 8 response items in the next section.
Your work must contain your own ideas and words, not ones borrowed from other sources such as database articles, teacher resources, websites, etc. Your work is automatically subjected to a plagiarism check when you submit it. If you submit your work early and need to make changes due to the plagiarism check, make them and resubmit your work before the deadline.
If you wish to include a quotation from the drama as part of a response, you may. Place quotation marks around it.
Explain the significance of Asagai’s nickname for Beneatha on page 963.
Explain the type of relationship that Beneatha has with George Murchison. When responding, consider selected lines on pages 954-955 and on page 982.
Explain the significance of Mama’s plant. When responding, consider selected lines on pages 948 and 994.
On page 951, Mama tells Ruth about her and her late husband’s dream to own a house; on pages 977-978, Ruth reminds Walter of their dream to own a house. These dreams represent a similarity between the two women. Explain what that similarity is. When responding, consider the poem which appears at the beginning of the drama on page 936.
During George Murchison’s visit on pages 972-976, Walter resorts to lies and outright hostility towards George. Explain why Walter reacts this way in George’s presence.
On page 976, when George Murchison leaves, he exclaims to Walter, “Good night, Prometheus.” Explain the significance of this reference. Consider the note at the bottom of page 976, and, if necessary, access a credible Website for additional information about Prometheus.
Some individuals view Asagai as a sexist, whereas others do not. Explain if you do or do not view him as a sexist. Consider comments that he makes on pages 960-963 and on pages 1000-1004.
The characters in this drama have various dreams. On pages 990-991, Karl Lindner presents the dreams of the residents of Clybourne Park. Explain if those dreams are or are not similar to those of the Youngers.
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