literary synthesis essay american dream

Tow short story

First story: “A Raisin in the Sun” — Lorraine Hansberry

Second story: “The New Yorker Family Dinner Sixty-Nine cents” — Gary Shteyngart

Your task in the upcoming essay is to synthesize two texts. Create a synthesis of A Raisin in the Sun and one of the short story. When you examine these texts together to identify important connections or contradictions between the two texts’ portrayals of the American Dream.

Main Task: Write 5-7 page paper that answer two main questions: How do these two depictions of the American Dream relate to one another? That is, how do the two writers convey similar, or different truths or impressions about these experience? What is significant about this comparison?