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A Raisin In The Sun And The American Dream

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The American Dream: The ideals of freedom, equality, and opportunity traditionally held to be available to every American person. In the play A Raisin in the Sun each character has different dreams. Each character develops the theme of The American Dream differently. One character in specific is Ruth Younger. Ruth is very optimistic, support everyone's decisions, and is not the stereotypical housewife of the 1950’s. Ruth is a very optimistic person. Even when things get hard she tries to look on the bright side and tries to show everyone the good in the bad. She shows this trait when Walter and Beneatha are fighting about how Beneatha is not going to become a doctor, Ruth is always on Beneatha’s side saying that she believes that Beneatha…show more content…
Yes Ruth may cook and clean the house, but that is a normal house chore. Ruth has a job and goes out and cleans other people's houses and rich peoples kitchens. She also speaks her mind. When walter is going off about Ruth or how she never puts in a good note for him to mama and how he just wants money or something, she doesn’t say something back. Ruth uses her words and tells Walter and Mama how she feels about something. When Walter is going off about not having any money and how nothing in the house is fair and everyone is against him, she tells him that not everything is about money and that they have made it this far without it. Also when Mama was about to hit Walter for letting someone take the money, she yelled at Mama. Ruth is very optimistic, very supportive, and not stereotypical which helps develop the theme of dreams during the play. A Raisin in the Sun is a play about how black people are separated from white people. The younger family is trying to portray the American Dream and it’s hard when they don’t have money and people are trying to stop them from portraying the
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