AP Lit Bootcamp
Hannah Richardson, Danny Sheehan, Arsh Singh
"Chose a novel or play in which a character must contend with some aspect of the past, either personal or societal."
- A Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes
- Brown V Board of Education
- Everyday Use by Alice Walker
A Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes
What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore--
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over--
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.Or does it explode?
Criticism Annotation: Dream Deferred
- "dreams inevitably contain the germ of tardiness, or otherwise they would not be dreams, but present and apparent realities."
- "...the sun's rays make the grape more sweet, more tough. Raisins last a long time and do not go bad."
- "...lingering pain of a dream that wants to be realized..."
- "Or does it explode?"
Everyday Use by Alice Walker
Comparison and Analyisis of Everyday Use.
- The Quilt / Asagui’s Gift
- Mama and Maggie’s House / God in the Younger Family
- Maggie / Walter
Hansberry, Lorraine a Biography
Hansberry, Lorraine a Biography Analysis
2. Mobs shouting and throwing bricks = Mr. Karl Linder warns of violence
3. Facing racial segregation as a family and just herself + same theme seen in play
"Daughter of prominent civil rights lawyer, Diane Dickerson Montgomery, dies in Chicago." Jet 21 Oct. 1996: 58. Academic OneFile. Web. 31 May 2013.
Gruesser, John. "Walker's 'Everyday Use.'." Explicator 61.3 (Spring 2003): 183-185. Rpt. in Short Story Criticism. Ed. Jelena O. Krstovic. Vol. 97. Detroit: Gale, 2007. Literature Resource Center. Web. 29 May 2013.
"Hansberry, Lorraine." Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature. Vol. 2. Detroit: Gale, 2009. 666-670. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 31 May 2013.
Hughes, Langston. "A Dream Deferred." A Dream Deferred. N.p., 25 June 1996. Web. 29 May 2013.
Walker, Alice. "Everyday Use." Everyday Use. Ed. Barbara Christian. New Brunswick: Rutgers, UP, 1994. 23-35.