A raisin inthe sun debuted on broadway in 1959. Critics have consistently considered the play as a play where a black family struggles with not having enough space in their apartment to racism to¬¬¬¬ segregation. The character charts include Mama, Benethea, Walter, Ruth, Travis, Lindner, Asagai and George. Brooks Atkinson praised how he thought that the play was honest and other things like that . Although he noted ,” the play is honest.
In the beginning of the play, we instantly see how Amanda cannot stop talking about her younger years. Tom even complains that he doesn’t want to hear stories about her relationships because he has heard them many times. Amanda also later asks Laura, her daughter, when she will be seeing some of the people that notice her. After that, the rest of the book, in Amanda’s side, is all about getting Laura a nice man. Amanda’s fixation with wanting to keep her life going like the past leads to her son leaving.
Dreams lie at the core of A Raisin in the Sun and serve to push the action of the story forward while creating tension between characters whose dreams appear to others as obstacles. The theme of ownership runs through both Lorraine Hansberry’s 1959 play and the 1961 film, manifesting itself primarily in the Younger family’s individual dreams and
Beneatha’s money too?” (29) after she finds out he just blew all of the money. This quote emphasises the discomfort and pure shock and disappointment of Mama at losing all of the money. Mama also cries in the play, "You mean your sister 's school money, you used that too?" (29) revealing her discomfort and despair in this quote shows just how upset that she is that Walter has gone and blown all of Beneatha’s money that was going to be her future on his little gamble. This indicates Walter has forgotten just how much this means to his family and that now he has put his own greed ahead of his sister’s future.
Gilbert starts catching feels for this girl but is constantly getting embarrassed around her by Arnies odd mannerisms. Gilbert slowly starts to lose it with Arnie, and even abuses him towards the end when he misbehaved and wouldn’t get in the shower. Gilbert is so shocked from his action that he took off and spent the night with Becky. He showed up the next day for Arnies birthday and made up with his brother and the rest of the family. At the end of the film, the mother passes away and Becky leaves the town, only to return a year later for Arnie’s nineteenth
Poems are tools used to demonstrate dissatisfaction. The play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry leads by foreshadowing its theme of crushed dreams by starting with the poem A Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes. The play follows an African-American family in 1950s Chicago, consisting of protagonist Walter Lee Younger, his son Travis, his wife and Travis’ mother Ruth, sister Beneatha, and mother/grandmother Lena, called simply “Mama” in the play. Walter is ambitious and wants to move out of his small and run-down home and find a better job than a chauffeur for the kind of man he wishes he could be. Desperate to fulfill this dream, he takes $6,500 of his mother’s insurance money that she obtains shortly beforehand following the death of Walter Sr. and strikes a deal with two friends of his to purchase a liquor store.
The second to last line say “So in the dark we hide the heart that bleeds,” (13). To me this is comparing being unable to see in the dark to those who cannot see past dark skin colors to realize the pain hidden within those who are not white. Then, the last line says “And wait, and tend our agonizing seeds” (14). I felt that this is a beautiful way of saying that people must care for themselves even when starting from a bad place and keep on fighting to become what they want to become, to sprout. The group suffering, who I interpreted to be African American people, have to wait for the end of discrimination but will continue to try overcome the unfairness present throughout their
The Use of Eyes in “The Rocking Horse Winner” by D.H. Lawrence As William Shakespeare said, “The eyes are a window to your soul”; author D.H. Lawrence puts this quote to practice in his short story, “The Rocking Horse Winner.” He uses the eyes of his characters, in particular the protagonist Paul, to show changes or advancements of these characters over the course of the story. The first description of Paul`s eyes occurs when he is speaking with his mother Hester about luck and are described as “Uneasy eyes.” (371) This description shows that Paul is interested in what Hester has to say and desires her approval and love but doesn’t fully understand what she means. Paul`s eyes begin to change more dramatically as he rides his rocking horse;
Family can be the greatest support system a person has. However in confined space with no privacy, it’s possible to build up tension within each individual. In the book A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry. She establishes a visual representation on how the lives of colored people was at the time. Specifically on a family named the Youngers that live basically in poverty, in the city of South Side Chicago.
I could relate to a friend in the story, such as Rhonda, that has an insight, but can’t do anything but support her friend. In this story, Draper develops one storyline, with the central conflict being that Keisha has to get over the grief of her ex, but she falls out of love to fall back in, with a grown man, that over wins her heart and persuades her to defy her parents. Andy killing himself for guilt, Keisha looking for love, and her dealing with unstable feelings by falling for Coach Hathaway are three critical events that developed the storyline. Whenever Keisha was going through this, commonsense tells me that she wanted nothing but love. When the coach “happened” to be in the same places as the protagonist.
Her mother called that afternoon and told her that Sea Pines says she is refusing treatment and they will remove her. This gave Callie a bit more confidence than usual to quit what she was doing and speak up. In therapy she spoke out on how she thought it was her fault her brother suffered from asthma and that her mother made her feel that way. She still felt as though she needed more answers to her own situation. She left and ran away from the rehab center calling her dad from a payphone and he eventually met up with her at a donut shop.
Margo, insecure and just another papergirl to others, attempts to destroy everything in her paper town that harms her on one final mission, but instead she hurts herself in the long run because she pushes back the people who care about her. A couple weeks before graduation, Margo convinces Quentin, a boy she has not spoken to in nine years, to embark on a revenge plot against all of the people who have wronged her. During the journey, John Green, the author, shows the readers Margo’s broken interior that has been stomped on by her ex-boyfriend and so-called friends.
While on the way home from the airport, Richard broke the news to Ginny that he was actually her uncle and that Peg and him had married for the health benefits for her. Ginny couldn’t bare the news and went running from Richard. Later she found herself in front of Keith’s house contemplating whether to knock or not. When she finally gathered the courage, Ginny could no longer hold it all in and she began crying on Keith’s shoulder. When she calmed down, Keith made her explain everything.