A Raisin in the Sun Play (1959) by Lorraine Hansberry and City of Glass (1984) by Paul Auster

How African Americans live across or between cultures.Considerably, the play is considered a classical work of American drama regardless of its background or genre. However, the play presentation of African-American lives increased controversy over time. In particular, the play puts a strong emphasis on the parochial injustices of racial intolerance. The play focuses on the specific dilemmas facing African Americans in the city of Chicago soon after the world war. Younger families seem to have more trouble than the older generations. The play recreates the south side of the story where African Americans of different classes’ pursuits are packed together, with young urban intellectuals.Convincingly, African-Americans live a competitive, yet discouraging and traumatizing life across cultures. The desire to achieve a given social order justifies their economic disparities. As such, these cultures are significantly challenged when it comes bettering of social conditions. The play further portrays a black matriarchal family structure that is rooted in several value systems such as capitalism, black feminism, pan-Africanism and religious fundamentalism. The presence of conflicting desires between family members and those outside the family circle permits inter-extrafamilial dialog. Although they attempt to unveil their identity, the black families are succumbed to a heavily rooted need for African culture.

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