Mama’s plant represents both her care and her dreams for her family. Beneatah’s hair represents who she is and why it is a major motif in the play during the time the play sets. The Younger apartment is the only setting throughout the play, emphasizing the centrality of the home. The lighting seems to change with the mood, and with only one window, the apartment is a small, often dark area in which all the Younger’s often feel cramped in. While some of the play’s action occurs outside of the apartment, The home is a galvanizing force for the family.
Matthew Watson Art Appreciation 1010-04 Ms. Slotchiver Apr 4, 2014 Jean Michel Basquiat Critique Jean Michel Basquiat, also known as “SAMO,” is known as one of the best African American artist. He was an expressionist artist. He started his artwork in the graffiti, contemporary, and neo-expressionism periods. His art is known by many people all around the world. Critics loved his work because of his composition, color, and balance.
Harlem was a place for African Americans to have a new life and have happiness. That is why it was called the Harlem Renaissance. It was a cultural explosion where African Americans gained national recognition. The period was so influential, that it ended up influencing the Civil Rights Movement 30 years later. It was also called the New Negro Movement because it had long-lasting, positive effects on the social, intellectual and economic standing of African Americans.
According to Hwang (1986), Hannah has Sandra Smith in herself and Chan has seen "six people" or "maybe even seven" in her uncle (p.996-997). Chan tells Hannah about her uncle “he had seven, maybe even eight, people- inside here. I don’t…is hard to remember all their name”(Hwang, 1986, pg 997). This scene goes on humorously when Chan talks about fighting against ghosts. The comedy still continues when P.K enters the room and shows his signs of
The story discussed different music as well as different plays. It also displayed when African American was brought onto the scene and how they made an impact as well to the musical world. Ethel Merman was very much interesting to me. She was considered the woman that could hold the longest note with her powerful voice. What I learned about Ethel Merman is that she also was involved with acting as was well known for "There’s No Business like Show Business" which became her theme song.
Stack does and excellent job of linking a great human story with the “larger economic and social analysis of migration, families and poverty”. “Call to Home” offers a unusual view of African American communities coming together, determined to make it happen in todays America. Through interviewing as well as extensive research she uncovers the reason for the African American return to the south. She proposes that the reason for the African American reverse migration is “ the nostalgia for home” and connection to family” To understand the nostalgia for home we must first get a sense as to why the African American migrated north. More commonly called the “Great Migration” of the twentieth century.
Sarah Winkler Dramatic Lit. Hour 6 9/20/12 A Raisin in the Sun [Paper] A Raisin in the Sun Throughout the book A Raisin in the Sun, the search for the American Dream is ever present. The Younger family lives the life of every African American living in the big city during the 1960’s; constantly feeling the lack of acceptance from the white community, the majority. Each member of the family, in their own way, chases after their own American Dream of being bigger and better than the standards set before them by their ancestors. When Mama says, “Well, I always wanted me a garden like I used to see sometimes at the back of the houses down home,” she displays her lifelong wishes for her future (Hansberry 41).
This was one of the reasons Hughie and I enjoyed it here. et African Americans express their culture, like arts, music, literature, and more. he wasn’t just a poet, or writer he was more than that. His poems had meaning and significance. Hughes loved the street and all its characters, and celebrated them in his work.
The success of the Harlem Renaissance is not only felt on the cultural context but also in the social aspect. Unlike the previous years, the Renaissance led to the civil rights movement conveying their message in amore unique and organized way. The practice of applying cultural mediums in availing their grievances was a more appealing method than the previously used political approach. The Harlem Renaissance changed entirely the dynamics of African-American arts. Most post-Harlem Renaissance writers were successful as the Renaissance led to the public being more open to African-American literature than what was previously being experienced at the beginning of the century.