A critical literary analysis explains a work of literature through the reader’s

A critical literary analysis explains a work of literature through the reader’s interpretation of the text. The goal of such an analysis is to deepen your understanding of the literary work.
Critcally analyze “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry. Your essay should contain a clear introductory paragraph with a thesis statement, several body paragraphs, and a clear concluding paragraph. In the introduction, be sure to include the author’s name, the title of the work, and the date of publication. You may also include any relevant background information such as the historical context in which the play was written. It is a good idea to focus on a few literary elements or devices and how the author uses them in his or her work.
For example, you might focus on how an author uses characterization in a play to comment on the human condition. You might focus on the author’s tone through the use of descriptions, word choices, or even dialogue to show how the author feels about his or her subject. You might focus on how the author uses symbolism in a play to imply a deeper meaning. You might choose to write about all of these.
Begin by doing an in-depth examination of the text. Try to answer the following questions for yourself:
What is the title? What does it suggest about the play? What is the geographical, historical, and/or social setting? How does this affect the play? Who is/are the main character(s)? Who are the secondary characters and what purpose do they serve? Does the main character change? Why or why not? What is the conflict in the play? How is the conflict resolved? How does the author use dialogue? What does the dialogue reveal about the author’s main idea? Does the dialogue reveal certain truths or work to obscure them? What is the primary emotion the author wants you to feel? Can you summarize the author’s meaning in a single paragraph? In one sentence, can you state the theme of the work? Can you identify any symbols or metaphors?
Next, you must prove that your interpretation of the play is correct. Find examples in the text to support your argument. Cite any quotes you use from the text with a parenthetical citation “like this” (Author’s Last Name Page #). You are required to use at least one secondary source for this essay, such as a published critical analysis of the play. If you have a hard time coming up with an argument, then take a look at what other writers have said about the play you chose to analyze. Do you agree or disagree with their analysis? Can their analysis support your argument? Make sure to properly document the play and the secondary source both in the text and on the Works Cited page.
The essay must be between 2.5 and 3 pages long, double-spaced, in 12 point Times New Roman Font, with 1 inch margins. Use MLA format.