Bachelor of Arts in English
James Tackach, Ph.D.
Lorraine Hansberry is a master at creating strong female characters, but what about her male characters? A Raisin in the Sun features a typical modern American male, Walter Younger, who is not as tough and independent as he would like to believe. Interestingly, Hansberry correlates the gradual evolution of Walter’s manhood with the dedication and strength of the women around him.
Chaves, Emily, "Redefining the American Man: Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun" (2020). English Theses. 30.