Compare And Contrast A Raisin In The Sun And Trifles

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Progress begins with an idea. An idea begins in the mind. And the mind is a powerful weapon. A weapon so powerful that if combined with other minds; can overthrow dictatorships, make pictures come to life and leave footprints on the moon. Sometimes, a mind can be so powerful that unknown entities want to control them by chackling and chaining them. Such was the case of women during the late 1800s and early 1920s, who's minds were lead to believe that their place was in the kitchen. Or African-Americans, who's minds were lead to believe that they were inferior to white people. We are now living in the 21st century and we can still see women slaving away in the kitchen, and many African-Americans along with other minorities, searching for their place in the …show more content…

However, the few minds in the past that have broken their chains; revolted against an idea that intended for them to be repressed. They have paved the way and sparked a fuse to the great minds of Malcom, Huey P. Newton, Fred Hampton, Frida Khalo and countless others. The outcome of these great minds has been "progress." A step forward. A step in the direction of "change." In both plays, "A Raisin in the Sun" and "Trifles," we are introduced to an earlier time in America were "equality" was just a word. Though both plays focus on the oppressed mind, I personally enjoyed "Trifles" a lot more than "A Raisin in the Sun." The play "Trifles" had an abundance of suspense, the theme was darker and the setting was far more grim. These I belive are the initial ingredients to a story that focuses on a time during

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