Hello, all. Hope you're enjoying your weekend!! So here's what I want to talk about this week:
In Act 2, Scene 1 of A Raisin in the Sun, we read about how George Murchison compared Walter Younger to Prometheus, the man who was punished for stealing fire from the gods in Greek mythology. Like Prometheus, Walter struggles against the ruling class, white society, for the opportunity to achieve his American dream. In many ways, this reminds me of being an adolescent: teenagers struggle with the established authority (parents) for more power and more freedom.
My question is this: why is Walter unhappy? Try to put yourself in his shoes. Why has he chosen a liquor store as a means to realize his goal? What other choices could he have made, that might have achieved the same things? When have you gone against your parents' wishes, only to realize that you made the wrong choice?
This will count as a homework assignment for this marking period.