Sunday, March 21, 2010

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun
I always enjoyed reading A Raisin in the Sun. Throughout my years of education there have been more then one English class committed to reading this novel by the end of the school year. The movies that were made of this play were also done quite well. I thought both of them did a pretty good job at carrying over some of the major themes and characters from the play to the world of movies.
First of all, my favorite thing of importance found in this story is the importance of family. You will lose friends (like ones who run off with your money), face challenges (new arrivals), and even have to make life-altering decisions (like moving across the world to your boyfriend and a new life), and your family will still be there. You see all types of hardships and struggle throughout the story from each member of the family, yet they come together at the end to buy this house in a white neighborhood. They stick together and make each of their lives better, together.
I ended up watching the 2008 version of the play and I liked it well. The only thing I didn’t like was some of the actors chosen for the film. Sean “P.Diddy” Combs and John Stamos did a well enough job portraying their characters, yet there was something off about their acting. It seemed like for one (Diddy) there wasn’t enough put into the part, and the other (Stamos) was putting too much into the part.
You can’t go wrong though, with any of the versions of A Raisin in the Sun. All of the characters are relatable in their lives as they face everyday challenges. People today face entrepreneurship issues, pregnancy issues, and school issues. These problems that happen don’t go away over time, they just evolve with society and attach themselves to new people.

1 comment:

  1. I like the way you approached this story.You were able to take the story and relate it with society as a whole. We all have to adapt to changes in our lives whether it be more children, lost of family member, lost of friendship, or people in general.