Title:Feminist Approach to ‘Raisin in the Sun’ by Lorraine Hansberry

Author: Prof. Prajakta Raut

Keywords:womens awakening , woman empowerment

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Abstract:Abstract As one reads the modern English literature ,[may it be British, American or Afro-American]One becomes aware of the woman’s awakening consciousness and her confrontation with the andocentric, ‘controlled’ society. Why should there be a confrontation? The story of the human race begins with the female because woman carried the original human chromosome as she does to this day. Yet for generations the historians have always regarded “man” as the star whereas in reality the woman was quietly getting on with the task of securing a future for humanity: for it was her labours, her skills, her biology that held the key to the destiny of her race. But the paradox was that she got termed to be “incidental, the inessential as opposed to the essential, and he…. The subject, the absolute – she…. the other,”1 despite her justification as the very backbone for maintenance of life.

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