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Foil Characters in A Raisin in the Sun
Transcript of Foil Characters in A Raisin in the Sun
Influence on Beneatha Younger
"Assimilationism is so popular in your country" (63)
Gifts: Nigerian records and robes
"Alaiyo" -- "One for Whom Bread--Food-- Is Not Enough." (65)
"Mutilated hair" (61)
Considerate of Beneatha's ambitions
Lorraine Hansberry's uses character foils to:
Accentuate attributes of diverse characters
Help characterize another role in the play
Character Foils in
A Raisin in the Sun
How does Lorraine Hansberry utilize Foils to define Joseph Asagai, George Murchison, and Beneatha Younger
Originates from Nigeria
Total politeness to an elder
Pedantic, Pretentious, "Shallow"
He is rather proud of his knowledge
Looking at him with distaste, a little above it all
"Ashamed of his heritage" (80)
"Raggedy-assed spirituals and some grass huts!" (81)
the theater--we're not going to be
"That's what being eccentric means--being natural." (80)
Brings Beneatha "
back to the past
Ambitious, Stands her ground