Get Access A Raisin in the Sun. A Raisin in the Sun 1. George Murchison was a special character that was introduced in A Raisin in the Sun. George was an African American man born in the United States, who was very wealthy, and was always showing off his intelligence.
Specifically, what triggered my recollection was when Malcolm X began to talk about how people used to think of Africa as more of a savage land, with the people running around chasing lions with spears, but how that perception changed once educated African men came to the UN in New York City and battled eloquently with the white politicians using words.
More and more African-Americans began to identify with their African heritage rather than the white world that they lived in. Joseph Asagai is a man from Nigeria who is visiting the U. I just thought that it would be interesting to highlight once again just how attractive and pervasive the idea of going back to Africa must have sounded decades ago, that it is included as a major theme in one of the most famous plays that debuted on Broadway.
Also, I seem to recall Lorraine Hansberry portraying the idea of returning to Africa as being more of a romantic and naive notion?
Did any of you have the same impression? First of all, if Malcolm X believed that the white man was only really looking out for himself, why would he supply blacks with all the equipment to set up an entire nation from scratch?
I wanted to ask a related question as well. Please feel free to add any of your own ideas or to correct me on any mistakes or misconceptions I have!Also, Beneatha had two boyfriends, Joseph Asagai and George Murchison, who were ready to get into a physical relationship when she only wanted to have an intellectual one.
Asagai, the more intellectual one, was a Nigerian man who gave Beneatha a Yoruba nickname, Alaiyo. Joseph Asagai was an African American man who was from Nigeria.
He was very proud of his African American heritage, and did not care about assimilating into the white world. A Raisin in the Sun. Joseph Asagai An African college student from Nigeria, Asagai is one of Beneatha's suitors. Mannerly, good looking, and personable, he is well liked by all members of the Younger household.
Mannerly, good looking, and personable, he is well liked by all members of the Younger household. Mar 02, · A Raisin in the Sun is a play by Lorraine Hansberry that debuted on Broadway in  and Joseph Asagai.
Neither man is actively involved in the Youngers' financial ups and downs. The play by Kwame Kwei-Armah entitled Beneatha's Place follows Beneatha after she leaves with Asagai to Nigeria and, instead of becoming a doctor.
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Meanwhile, Beneatha's character and direction in life are being defined for us by two different men: Beneatha's wealthy and educated boyfriend George Murchison, and Joseph Asagai. Neither man is actively involved in the Youngers' financial ups and downs. Joseph Asagai is a Nigerian native who is very intellectual and is very polite. Asagai is very proud of his nationality and very in touch with his roots. He brings Beneatha some Nigerian robes and records. An African student, Joseph Asagai courts the attentions of Beneatha. In trying to win her affections, he is persistent but never overbearing. He flatters her with gifts (something that George Murchison has not done); in addition, Asagai's gifts are not meaningless trinkets but are things that are both useful to and desired by Beneatha — such as the Nigerian robes he clearly has gone to a lot.
BACK; NEXT ; Eventually, Asagai proposes to Beneatha and asks her to come back to Nigeria with him. In the play's final scene, Beneatha is seriously considering his proposal.
Study Raisin in the Sun flashcards from Kelli Thuy N He eventually proposes marriage to Beneatha and hopes she will return to Nigeria with him. Joseph Asagai. nigarian student; loves benetha Benethea's date, has no interest in african culture, is the opposite of Joseph Asagai.
Wealthy, shallow, African american guy with lots of.