A Raisin in the Sun Textual Analysis (2008)

The movie ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ (2008) is the hybridity genre of comedy and a realist drama. Its setting is a studio apartment in Chicago, in the 1950s sometimes of racism segregation and also segregation towards women. The circumstance is that the lead character is the film wishes to be rich.

The target market for this film would be from the age of 18+ as I feel it is directed more to the older people in society although the movie is a PG.

Its demographic audience would be some among the B-C2 variety. ‘A Raisin in the Sun Todorov’s narrative structure begins with balance as although the family is poor they are still happy despite the fact that they are struggling. Also as they get the life insurance from Lena’s late other half. It proceeds to disruption of stability as when Lena provides Walter the cash he loses it in his organisation. The disequilibrium continues as Ruth, Walters other half falls pregnant and is scared to inform Walter.

The reinstatement of equilibrium is when Lena purchases the house and they are all able to move in and are lastly delighted. The codes and convections that reveal the poorness of the household existed dress codes. There all wore fabrics that would be worn by someone of a lower class as they were dirty and you could see that they were stitched back up in locations. If they were of the richer class they would wear costly suits and gown.

They resided in a small apartment where there kid needed to sleep on the couch, Beneatha and Lena needed to share a space, this connotates that the household are struggling and there not enough room for everybody in the small apartment. They had to wake up early in the morning simply to have a bath in time for work. All these amount to the truth that the partition in those times was bad, and black people had to struggle to make it through, and be consistent to be able to find their method through life. A Subversion of gender is available in three times; Firstly Walter ridicules Beneatha for wanting to be a medical professional.

In the 1950s females tended to be nurses not medical professionals as they felt guys were a lot more capable and smarter this. But Beneatha had the perseverance and had family must of supported her. The 2nd time is when Lena Younger chooses to offer Walter the cash rather of Beneatha who needed it more for her education, even if Walter was ‘the male of your house’ by Lena’s gesture codes you can connotate that she didn’t really want to give him the money however felt she needed to just to please him.

The third time was when Beneatha began to say that she doesn’t believe in God, which earned her a slap throughout the face from her mother. The director increases the diegetic noise of the slap to emphasize on the significance of it. Also bringing in a close up on Beneatha’s face to show her reaction. Her response dennotates shock nevertheless connotates the fact that she’s harmed that her mum would ever do something like that to her.

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