Comparison/Contrast Paper – Raisin in the Sun

1961 movie version of Raisin in the Sun starring Sidney Poitier compare/contrast 2008 version of this movie, starring Sean “P. Diddy,” which you may view as an alternate choice, but beware that it comes in second place compared to the “classic” 1961 version.

Then, write a 700-1,000 word cohesive paper (not a short essay assignment) comparing the written play to the movie, but focusing on the theme of the screenplay and movie: What happens to dreams …?

Guiding points
1.Include an original title that captures the spirit of your paper. Summarize and compare the plots of the play and movie in one or two paragraphs.
2.Identify both the “larger” dreams of the family members with their individual dreams. How are they presented in both the screenplay and movie with similarities, differences, other?
3.Compare the “dream theme” of the screenplay to the movie in relation to: ◦Title, author, director
◦Venue(s)–locations,staging, etc.
◦­­­Actors and acting
◦Themes, characters, symbolism
◦Role and effectiveness of written versus visual representations

4.Compare your personal response to both the written play and movie: ◦Favorite scene
◦Emotional or other response

5.Critique both the written play and movie (criticisms, suggestions, or accolades with examples)
6.Describe which version you preferred – and why
7.Conclude your paper
8.Cite your sources, in-text and References at the end (APA format!)

Work will be checked for plagiarism


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