A Raisin In The Sun Literary Analysis

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Everyday we make choices, some are the right choices from good judgement and some are wrong. When making a wrong choice we call them “mistakes” and we all learn from them. When making the right choice, well we just call them a good choice. Weather you think it’s a good choice or a wrong one we will learn from either, just like Mama(Lena) did. “A Raisin in The Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry is a book that is set in Chicago Southside, between WWII and present time. It is about a family of 4 who lives in a small apartment in Chicago and are poor, they have an opportunity to leave that life, when Mama finds out she is getting 100,000 dollars from her husband's death. Both of Mama’s children (Walter and Beneatha) have ideas for what they want to spend money on, but Mama has her plans for it too. In act 2 scene 1, we read that Mama has bought a house, this can be good for many reasons such has more space to live and not be a crammed up, also can be good for Walter’s kids (Travis and one coming). But there are always cons such as Walter not getting his dream achieved and along with Beneatha not having money for nursing/doctor school. …show more content…

Mama buying the house made Travis and Ruth super happy, that is a positive to Mama buying the house. In “A Raisin in The Sun” on page 91, Ruth shows excitement by saying “PRAISE GOD! Please, honey--let me be glad...you be glad too” (Hansberry 91). Having Ruth said this show us that she bursting with excitement, but she also wants her husband to be happy about that house and not just let him be down about not achieving his goal. This is an example of a good choice with Mama buying the house because Travis is happy and so is Ruth. If Mama had not decided to buy that house who knows what good and bad choices could come out of the

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