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.
Throughout the unit it has been a reoccurring scenario, that people who either lacked pride or had their pride threatened took drastic actions with significant consequences, therefore proving that pride is the factor with the most substantial effects. In,A Raisin in the Sun, when Walter was handed the opportunity of becoming the ruler of his family in the form of a six thousand dollar check he made the unwise investing his money through a scammer. Walter made the rash decision of trusting a clearly shady character with all of his mother’s reaming money. He not only ignored his mother’s request to set aside Beneatha 's money for medical school but he did not accompany Willy to Springfield in order to ensure everything went as planned. Walter was conflicted since he was finally given an opportunity to restore his
Dream Deferred Lorraine Hansberry was born in 1930 and grew up on the southside of Chicago. Her play, Raisin in the Sun, is based on the beginning of her life growing up in a middle-class African American family. Hansberry’s family purchased a house in a white neighborhood and the white neighbors attacked them. In result to this, the white neighbors went to court and Hansberry’s family was kicked out of the neighborhood. This play is also a reaction to Langston Hughes’s poem, Harlem.
The play “ A Raisin In The Sun “ wrote by Lorraine Hansberry is a inspiring play about the Younger family. A typical African American family in the late 1950’s trying to make life better for themselves. They’re a family trying to overcome the difficulties and obstacles that comes with being black in America in that time. Obstacles such as lynchings,segregation,racial discrimination and overall the difficulties that comes with being black in America. With external problems within the family the characters also internal conflicts within themselves.
The Detriment of Deferred Dreams Many people find, in their life, they are faced with the decision of whether to pursue a career that aligns with their passion. Both Lorraine Hansberry’s play A Raisin in the Sun and Langston Hughes’s poem “Harlem” demonstrate the consequences of postponed dreams on a person’s outlook on life. Hansberry exhibits the effect of forgotten aspirations through the characterization and behavior of the character Walter.
A wise man named Stephen King once said, “Books and movies are like apples and oranges, They both are fruit, but taste completely different.” The book and the movie look the same at first you can really see the differences. You can see Walter being so nasty and doing something at the end of the book and movie that is very unexpected more most readers and watchers. You also see so much racism in the movie but in the book you don’t really see racism except the Linder part. Last but not least seeing the characters move to the places you can only imagine but now you can see where they good and the hardship they have to face.
A Raisin in the Sun is a play, which consists of three acts for a total of six scenes. From the very beginning, the plot line begins with the Younger family waking up, going about their morning as they normally do. The family living in the small apartment consists of Mama, Beneatha, her daughter, Walter, her son, Ruth, Walter’s wife, and Travis, Walter and Ruth’s son. The apartment that accommodates this family consists of a small kitchen, containing one small window, a living room, which also serves as Travis’ room, and two bedrooms, one for Walter and Ruth, the other shared by Mama and Beneatha. In the kitchen window lays a potted plant, second to only family in Mama’s most prized possessions.
At its core, “The Black Walnut Tree” is a conflict between the sentimental and what practically needs to be done. Throughout the poem, the author utilizes a very matter-of-fact and almost dismissive tone as the daughter and her mother debate whether or not to sell the tree and finish paying off a loan that they owe. As the poem progresses, this matter-of-fact tone transitions into figurative language as the black walnut tree takes on a more symbolic view. Mary Oliver shows in “The Black Walnut Tree” that the tree symbolizes the family’s heritage and all that their father has sought to accomplish, and, while the mortgage weighs down the family, cutting down and selling the tree would, in a sense, betray the family and what it stands for. Written in free verse, “The Black Walnut Tree” takes a straight forward and casual approach to the topic and is most apparent
A Raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry. The movie A raisin in the sun was made in 1961. A Raisin is the sun is about an African american family who just got money from mama husband who passed away and they don’t know what they want to do with it. There are many comparisons in A Raisin In The Sun but the ones I’m going to tell you are the ones that pop out more.
The movie, A Raisin in the Sun (1961), written by Lorraine Hansberry and directed by Daniel Petrie, portrays a heartwarming story about a poor family overcoming differences and hardships in order to move on and create a better life for themselves. This story utilizes appeals in order to connect and engage the audience in the themes and messages. The biggest themes are the importance of family and to love them through the thick and thin. The lighting and background music was also something that heavily contributed to creating the mood for each scene. Although there are many ways to interpret the appeals, theme, and even the moods set by the lighting and music, I believe the way I interpreted it to be more prevalent,