A Raisin in the Sun | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Ossie Davis

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of A Raisin in the Sun.
This section contains 418 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Ossie Davis

Critical Essay by Ossie Davis

One of the biggest selling points about [A Raisin in the Sun]—filling the grapevine, riding the word-of-mouth, laying the foundation for its wide, wide acceptance—was how much the Younger family was just like any other American family. Some people were ecstatic to find that "it didn't really have to be about Negroes at all!" It was, rather, a walking, talking, living demonstration of our mythic conviction that, underneath, all of us Americans, color-ain't-got-nothing-to-do-with-it, are pretty much alike…. This uncritical assumption, sentimentally held by the audience, powerfully fixed in the character of the powerful mother with whom everybody could identify immediately and completely, made any other questions about the Youngers, and what living in the slums of Southside Chicago had done to them, not only irrelevant and impertinent, but also disloyal: Raisin...

(read more)

This section contains 418 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Ossie Davis