Please explore what makes the plays “A Raisin In the Sun” and “Awake and Sing” similar and different in regards to their thematic elements. Both plays share the theme of the American dream, as well as portray the lives of families from different cultures during a time of struggle and turmoil not only within their family, but socially as well. The plays are similar, but at the same time, they are different because of the different ways characters approach the situations their in. Please try and examine the major characters in both plays and analyze why they do the things they do (give examples of scenes too.) Please provide further insight on both plays and use the scholarly sources I have uploaded for you to help better illustrate the your point.
NO PLAGIARISM! If I see that there’s plagiarism, I won’t hesitate to report you!
Sources to abide by are attached, as well at the plays themselves:
Matthews, Kristin L. “The Politics of “Home” in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun.” Modern Drama 51.4 (2008): 556-78. Web.
Inventing a fishbowl: White Supremacy and the critical reception of Lorain Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun. Bernstein, Robin. Modern Drama; Spring 1999; 42, 1; ProQuest. Research Library. pg. 16. Web.
Poet of the Jewish Middle Class. Warshow, Robert S. Commentary (pre-1986); May 1946; 1, 000007; ProQuest Research Library. pg. 17. Web.
Jonathan Krasner, “The Interwar Family and American Jewish Identity in Clifford Odets’s “Awake and Sing!” Jewish Social Studies: History, Culture, Society n.s. 13, no. 1 (Fall 2006): 2-30. Web.¬