TU Critical Lens About the Play a Raisin in The Sun Thesis


Objective: write a 6-8 page (2,000-2,500) thesis-driven research paper that makes an analytical argument through a critical lens about the play A Raisin in the Sun. The critical lens to examine for this play is Marxist Critical theory and an Ethnic literary lens as well. The key questions I will be focusing on for Marxist critical theory and ethnic literary lens are:

  • What social classes do the characters and or the text represent? What does the text tell us about this social class?
  • How does the text depict racism as a persistent force in American society?

Complicating your argument: integrate at least one strong, carefully considered counterargument, which you acknowledge, explain, and then refute. This will prove that your thesis is truly debatable and can be reasonably considered from multiple perspectives. You may, of course, engage with more than one counterargument.