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Zeugin-March 2021: Writing Prompts

Your Writing Prompts



Please use only reviews for your work on this writing assignment.

1. What is the primary argument represented by the play A Raisin in the Sun?  How is this argument altered from the original text in the assigned film interpretation you chose to analyze? How do reviewers' and critics' views of the plays' performances coincide with or differ from your chosen film's primary argument, and do critics' ideas fit with your analysis.  Why, or why not?

2. One could argue that A Raisin in the Sun heightens our awareness of conflict between forces of good and evil in the play's characters.  How are embodiments, or characterizations, of good and evil represented in the script versus the film?  What arguments are served by the film interpretations of these forces?  How do reviewer reactions to the play's performances connect with ideas of good and evil or argue for or against the films' interpretations?

3. How do interpretations of racism in A Raisin in the Sun differ from the text of the script and the realization of the films?  How do reviewers' arguments about the films' interpretations of racism coincide with, or differ from the interpretations and positions you see in your film of choice.

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