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    Power and Authority in "A Raisin in the Sun"

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    Using the play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry:

    How do power and authority change hands over the course of the play? Who holds the power at the end of the play? Why?

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    Power and authority change hands over the course of the play, especially in terms of racial power dynamics. A primary example occurs through the character of Walter Lee as he gambles the money in hopes to increase his (and his family's) overall social mobility and seize power and authority as a black man in white society, but he fails. Mama implores Walter to ...

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    Themes of power and authority are briefly analyzed in Hansberry's play, "A Raisin in the Sun." 200 words of personal notes and quotes are presented.