A Raisin in the Sun Essay | A Comparison of: Raisin in the Sun, Confederacy of Dunces, Great Gatsby

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A Comparison of: Raisin in the Sun, Confederacy of Dunces, Great Gatsby

Summary: Essay provides a comparison of Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun," F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby," and John Kennedy Toole's "A Confederacy of Dunces."

Take any three literary works, of different backgrounds, genres, subjects, etc. Read them. Analyze them. What do they have in common? This question may seem ridiculous and irrelevant; however, these three works do have one thing in common. This commonality exists in abundance in everyday life, hiding in the murky depths of the human psyche, as well as in broad daylight. This is what we call conflict. Conflict creates the massive drama which we call human existence; it exists in every aspect of life, and life exists in every aspect of conflict. It creates the elements humans have come to recognize as suspense, fear, anger, drama, among many other raw emotions. Literature branches off from these emotions through a need to express them. One of the facets of conflict is irony. Simply put, irony occurs when the unexpected...

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