Dreams In Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun

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Walter and Ruth Younger, their son Travis, along with Walter 's mom Lena and Walter 's sister Beneatha, live in poverty in a one-bedroom apartment on Chicago.They all have different dreams but their poverty make their goals harder to achieve.Walter and Beneatha 's father has recently died, and Lena is waiting for a life insurance check for $10,000. After Mom receives the money she came to the home and received everybody with big news. She made a down payment for a new house. But eventually Walter is not happy about the idea of moving, because she specified that the house was in an all-white neighborhood. Later in the play Lena gave Walter $6,500 dollars to use a portion and to leave some money for his sister. In Lorraine Hansberry’s play “A Raisin in the Sun”, each character has a dream or goal that is altered by the events of the play.
Walter is an ambitious and passionate man who works as a limousine driver. He’s obsessed with a business idea that he thinks will solve all of his economic and social problems. For example, his dream is to find a better job, so that he could
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However, I decided to talk about the dreams that most got affected in the story, which in this case is Walter Lee’s and Beneatha Younger’s. Karl Lindner was the courier from the neighborhood that they were going to move in. Mr. Lindner offered the Younger family money just to keep them from moving to the neighborhood, but Walter did not accepted the offer. Even though Walter Lee did not get to buy the liquor store that he dreamed of, he honored his father’s hard work and they moved to the neighborhood. Beneatha did not became a doctor at the end of the movie. Still, I think that since she planned to move to Africa with Asagai, then she’s going to have her education there. However we don’t know for sure what is going to happen after they move to the new house at Clybourne Park and if their dreams are going to be successful or
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