A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun
by Lorraine Hansberry

A Raisin in the Sun Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Plant
Sunlight
Cockroaches, Rats, and Other Lovely Creatures
Setting
Genre
Tone
What’s Up With the Title?
What’s Up With the Epigraph?
Plot Analysis
Booker’s Seven Basic Plots Analysis: Rags to Riches
Three Act Plot Analysis
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Brief Summary
Act One, Scene One
Act One, Scene Two
Act Two, Scene One
Act Two, Scene Two
Act Two, Scene Three
Act Three
Characters
Walter Younger
Timeline
Lena Younger (Mama)
Beneatha Younger
Ruth Younger
Travis Younger
Joseph Asagai
George Murchison
Karl Lindner
Mrs. Johnson
Bobo
Willy Harris
Study Questions
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
Antagonist
GuideMentor
Foil
Tools of Characterization
Themes
Quotes
Dreams, Hopes, and Plans
Dreams, Hopes, and Plans Quotes
Race
Race Quotes
Pride
Pride Quotes
Family
Family Quotes
Poverty
Poverty Quotes
Suffering
Suffering Quotes
Dissatisfaction
Dissatisfaction Quotes
The Home
The Home Quotes
Gender
Gender Quotes
Choices
Choices Quotes
Sacrifice
Sacrifice Quotes
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Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said)
Quotes (What was Said) Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said) True or False
Themes (For the Most Part)
Themes (For the Most Part) Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) True or False
Symbols
Symbols Flashcards
Symbols True or False
Dried Fruit
Dried Fruit Flashcards
Dried Fruit True or False
SPF 15
SPF 15 Flashcards
SPF 15 True or False
SPF 25
SPF 25 Flashcards
SPF 25 True or False
A Grape in the Rain
A Grape in the Rain Flashcards
A Grape in the Rain True or False
A Grape By Another Name
A Grape By Another Name Flashcards
A Grape By Another Name True or False
Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera Flashcards
Aloe Vera True or False
Essay
Teaching A Raisin in the Sun
Current Events & Pop Culture
Challenges & Opportunities
Assignments & Activities
Dream Collage
Costume Design
Newspaper
Characterization
Chew On This
Facebook Plot Summary
Archetypes
Symbolism, Allusion, and Irony
Literary Devices
Adaptation
Why Should I Care?
Character Journal Entry
Discussion & Essay Questions
Reading Quizzes
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