A Raisin in the Sun | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Brooks Atkinson

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Critical Essay by Brooks Atkinson

"A Raisin in the Sun" has vigor as well as veracity and is likely to destroy the complacency of any one who sees it….

"A Raisin in the Sun" is a play about human beings who want, on the one hand, to preserve their family pride and, on the other hand, to break out of the poverty that seems to be their fate. Not having any axe to grind, Miss Hansberry has a wide range of topics to write about—some of them hilarious, some of them painful in the extreme.

You might, in fact, regard "A Raisin in the Sun" as a Negro "The Cherry Orchard." Although the social scale of the characters is different, the knowledge of how character is controlled by environment is much the same, and the alternation...

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