American Literature 3/21 – Clybourne Park

After finishing reading Clybourne Park be prepared to discuss the following questions on Thursday:

1) Does Clybourne Park serve as an appropriate continuation of A Raisin in the Sun?

2) Compare/contrast Clybourne Park to A Raisin in the Sun. Does Clybourne Park demonstrate that there is one universal American struggle or American Dream?

3) Think back to one of our questions from the beginning of the semester: What should American Literature be or do in the 21st century? Does Clybourne Park do/show/reveal/poke/reflect what you want to see American Lit do from here on out?

4) What do you notice about the style and tone of the play? Which effect does it have on the reader? Compare it to A Raisin in the Sun.