An analysis of the main character from Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin In The Sun.
This paper discusses the archetype of the emasculated, angry black man as set forth by Larry Neal in his essay, The Black Arts Movement, and applies this archetype to the character of Walter in Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin In The Sun.”
“In his essay, “The Black Arts Movement,” Larry Neal discusses how in literature “the Black man is both an object of love and hate” by the black women in his life. (1966). Neal says that in African-American “literature of previous decades the strong Black mother was the object of awe and respect. But in the new literature, her status is ambivalent and laced with tension” (1970). Her status is called in to question because of the resentment of her son. The son feels like he is “emasculated” like his father, because his mother, and later on his wife, is the economic provider for the family (1970). Neal says that the only way for a man to reclaim his masculinity is “through revolution. It either must be an actual blood revolution, or one that psychically redirects the energy of the oppressed” (1971). ”
Crime an Criminal Justice
Use information from Chapter 8 AND information from any other chapters to suggest improvements in the criminal justice system. Other relevant chapters could be: Chapters 1, 2, 3, 7, 11, 12,—or any other you feel fits. Please make sure you are explicit in your use of a chapter other than 8, do not just casually allude to another chapter.
The paper should be a minimum of 750 words of text with a word count listed at the bottom. PLEASE USE MORE OF OWN WORDS.
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