Friday, December 9, 2011
Act out Act I, scene i of A Raisin in the Sun in class (pages 45-53)
Writing response: Choose ONE of the following to answer in a paragraph of at least 40 words. Be sure to include a direct quotation from the play as part of your answer--
1) Why does Hansberry have Ruth and Mama list all of the activities Beneatha has started but doesn't follow through with (e.g., drama class, horseriding, photography, and now guitar lessons)? How does this add to the problem of what to do with the $10,000?
2) How is Mama's plant symbolic, and what does it represent?
HW: Read Act I, scene ii, pages 54-75 of A Raisin in the Sun for Monday and answer the two following preview questions (add on to last week's Act I scene i preview sheet):
1) Who is Joseph Asagai, and what does he give to Beneatha?
2) Whom does Ruth go see and why does it make Mama angry?