A Raisin In The Sun Character Analysis

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Hansberry uses 8 Black characters to perform on the stage and it was the first time ever for a play to have that large number of BLACK people. Also, it reflects the background culture of the 1950s and racism against the Black in South Chicago. Also she uses White characters to indicate the power belongs only to the White Man. Hansberry’s crew were real victims of racism so they managed to deliver the message and express their feelings spontaneously (Carter 64). The author uses a Black family from a working class, which she knows what it means to be a Black inside a society hates them. “put more of the truth of black people’s lives on the stage than any other play in the entire history of theatre” (Hickling, par.6). …show more content…

She is not like her mother or Ruth. She is the most educated person inside the house. She a flat character seeks for her dream as a doctor. She refuses the gender role and has her own personality.

As for the minor characters in the play are less important than the major ones. There is Travis Walter’s son also, Bobo who represents the failure of Walters dram. Joseph Asagia and G. Murchison both represent two different types of Black men they are intelligent, educated and share opposite views about the value of the African heritage. Finally, Mr Linder, who represents racism and danger in the play.

Regarding the plot structure, it's a type of play construction as the initiation of the play the family lives in a cramped apartment. They are waiting to have a better life. That life is represented in the insurance money, then the events take another step forward with Lena’s announcement about part of the money. The rising in action starts with the refusal of the deal offered by Mr linder, followed by falling action, as Walter loses the money, which causes a shock to the rest of the rest, they saw their dreams vanished. The climax, Walter’s decision to refuse Mr Linder’s bribe. By this decision Walter finds the real character and his mother felt the change, reaching the solution of the play when the family finally moves to the new apartment (Vera and Feagin

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