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Umjetnost riječi : Časopis za znanost o književnosti, Vol. 60 No. 3-4, 2016.

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Going Home: Narrating Maturity and Safety in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun and Nick Hornby’s How to Be Good

Ljubica Matek   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0003-2373-2418 ; Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia
Jasna Poljak Rehlicki   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0002-6304-0718 ; Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (92 KB) str. 291-306 preuzimanja: 645* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Matek, Lj. i Poljak Rehlicki, J. (2016). Going Home: Narrating Maturity and Safety in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun and Nick Hornby’s How to Be Good. Umjetnost riječi, 60 (3-4), 291-306. Preuzeto s https://hrcak.srce.hr/184385
MLA 8th Edition
Matek, Ljubica i Jasna Poljak Rehlicki. "Going Home: Narrating Maturity and Safety in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun and Nick Hornby’s How to Be Good." Umjetnost riječi, vol. 60, br. 3-4, 2016, str. 291-306. https://hrcak.srce.hr/184385. Citirano 23.04.2019.
Chicago 17th Edition
Matek, Ljubica i Jasna Poljak Rehlicki. "Going Home: Narrating Maturity and Safety in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun and Nick Hornby’s How to Be Good." Umjetnost riječi 60, br. 3-4 (2016): 291-306. https://hrcak.srce.hr/184385
Harvard
Matek, Lj., i Poljak Rehlicki, J. (2016). 'Going Home: Narrating Maturity and Safety in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun and Nick Hornby’s How to Be Good', Umjetnost riječi, 60(3-4), str. 291-306. Preuzeto s: https://hrcak.srce.hr/184385 (Datum pristupa: 23.04.2019.)
Vancouver
Matek Lj, Poljak Rehlicki J. Going Home: Narrating Maturity and Safety in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun and Nick Hornby’s How to Be Good. Umjetnost riječi [Internet]. 2016 [pristupljeno 23.04.2019.];60(3-4):291-306. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/184385
IEEE
Lj. Matek i J. Poljak Rehlicki, "Going Home: Narrating Maturity and Safety in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun and Nick Hornby’s How to Be Good", Umjetnost riječi, vol.60, br. 3-4, str. 291-306, 2016. [Online]. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/184385. [Citirano: 23.04.2019.]

Sažetak
The paper explores the idea of home as treated in two dissimilar
texts representing distinctive genres and literary traditions: Lorraine
Hansberry’s play A Raisin in the Sun (1957) and Nick Hornby’s novel
How to Be Good (2001). Hansberry’s male protagonist Walter and his
African-American family are on a literal quest for their own home,
which is at the same time Walter’s quest for maturity and his masculine
identity. Hornby’s first-person narrator is Katie Carr, middle-class woman and a medical doctor, undergoing a mid-life crisis, expressed in her desire to get divorced and live alone, away from her everyday familial struggles and duties. Despite the two protagonists’ obvious contextual differences (gender, race, class) their journeys seem to converge at one point: both of them eventually come to find peace in domestic security. Focusing on issues of home, class, and gender, the analyses of these two texts point to the idea of home as a site of acceptance, inclusion, security, and maturity for the protagonists, despite the fact that home is, and remains, a political space. Both play and novel depict their respective protagonists in reversed gender roles, possibly suggesting that most of the existing criticism connected to home and gender overlooks the possibility that home, although inevitably political, may still be a place of refuge, safety, and even personal growth. Both texts signify the universal importance of home, which gives their protagonists roots and safety (regardless of gender) symbolized in the forms of a material home (a house), and the mental states of home (a sense of belonging to one’s family) and homeliness.

Ključne riječi
A Raisin in the Sun; How to Be Good; home; maturity; safety; gender roles

Hrčak ID: 184385

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/184385

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