Nick W.
Wilder
Honors L.A. 2nd
3/18/11
A Raisin in the Sun: Overview: An Annotated Bibliography
Wang, Qun. "A Raisin in the Sun: Overview." Reference Guide to American Literature. Ed. Jim Kamp. 3rd ed. Detroit: St. James Press, 1994. Literature Resources from Gale. Web. 25 Feb. 2011.
The main purpose of this work is to show the individual specifics of her fictional characters. She does this by using characters that have common struggles. Hansberry also balances her portrayal of her characters as the story progresses; this is a way of practicing realism. This article is showing the different ways that the author can deliver the characters’ personality’s by the use of realism. She portrays the hardships of African American people and the hardships that come with the responsibility of using a large sum of money. This work is directed toward an audience that does not give up their dreams and will fight for their rights. I find the title to be a major symbol of realism. If thought about, a raisin’s size compared to the size of the sun is extremely small. The raisin could be a symbol for the everyday person that has to take on the hardships of life and its surroundings which is the sun. The only weakness that could be pointed out in this article is the fact that it is biased. African American people in America were not the only ones whose lives were not perfect. There could possibly be others in the country that were going through a hard time financially.

Nick W.
Wilder
JR HON LA
26 March 2011
“A Raisin in the Sun” Revisited: An Annotated Bibliography
Washington, J. Charles. "'A Raisin in the Sun' Revisited." Black American Literature Forum 22.1 (Spring 1988): 109-124. Rpt. in Contemporary Literary Criticism. Ed. Roger Matuz and Cathy Falk. Vol. 62. Detroit: Gale Research, 1991. Literature Resources from Gale. Web. 25 Feb. 2011.

The main purpose of this work is to show the different views that critics discuss throughout this article. Lorraine Hansberry did a wonderful job on this work according to some critics. On the other hand some consider this work as a protest. A Raisin in the Sun is said to have inspired a younger group of writers due to the quality, courageousness, and commitment that her novel displays. The other group of critics believes it is merely just a way of showing the overall struggle that blacks had when trying to purchase a house in a white neighborhood. This is significant because of the time that this novel takes place. The possible audience for this overview could be anyone who is interested in researching this topic. This is because this work is easy to read. I find the title to be an interesting feature. The Raisin symbolizes the black family that buys the house. The Sun represents the skin color and size of the neighborhood that the black family just recently moved into. Seeing how they moved into a large neighborhood populated entirely by whites. This article could be biased though. The author might not have considered the hardships that a white family might undergo if they moved into a black neighborhood. Other than that there are no weaknesses that I could find in this overview.


Nick W.
Wilder
JR HONORS LA
3/27/11
Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun: An Annotated Bibliography
Ardolino, Frank. "Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun." The Explicator 63.3 (2005): 181+. Literature Resources from Gale. Web. 25 Feb. 2011
The main purpose of this article is to summarize the themes of A Raisin in the Sun. These themes are personal growth ignoring social and economic obstacles and family lineage. These two things are parts of the entire theme, generation. This article also tells us how the author uses allusion to get the theme across. The book of Ruth is the source of this allusion. This is due to the fact that both stories depict a family that is trying to leave their life of poverty for a better life. This article has biblical allusions which to some people might be difficult to understand or comprehend. So I would recommend this article to people who are able to comprehend allusions with ease. This is the only weakness that I could find with this article. This article is not biased.



Nick W.
Wilder
Honors L.A. 2nd period
4/1/11
Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun’ (Lorraine Hansberry): An Annotated Bibliography
Cooper, David D. "Hansberry's 'A Raisin in the Sun.' (Lorraine Hansberry)." The Explicator 52.1 (1993): 59+. Literature Resources from Gale. Web. 25 Feb. 2011.

The purpose of this article is to show that this play captures the moral excitement that stimulates idealism of modern American plays. The setting that this play is put in is a time where there is an abundance of racism, and housing discrimination is spread throughout the country. It can be understood that the average person that is in the same situation that the characters in this story are in, would give in to the hardships that were present in that day. This article discusses what the play is about. It is a play about being committed to something, never giving up, and having hope even in the worst times. The characters are in an ongoing struggle. I would recommend this article to anyone that is interested in researching this kind of literature. It is easy to read and understand most of the words and ideas that it presents. There are only a few words that might give the reader some trouble, but other than that the article is a smooth read. This article is mainly concerned about capturing the morals that this play has in it. This article separates itself from the previous articles because they are mostly talking about racism. This article does not show any signs of being biased due to its contents.






Nick W.
Wilder
Honors L.A. 2nd period
4/1/11
White Fear and the studio system: a Re-evaluation of Hansberry’s original screenplay of A Raisin in the Sun: An Annotated Bibliography
Ingle, Zachary. "'White fear' and the studio system: a re-evaluation of Hansberry's original screenplay of A Raisin in the Sun." Literature-Film Quarterly 37.3 (2009): 184+. Literature Resources from Gale. Web. 25 Feb. 2011.
The purpose of this essay is to discuss the many adaptations and changes that have been made to the original screenplay that Lorraine Hansberry wrote. The original screenplay written in 1959 and the film that was presented in 1961 had many differences.