A Raisin In The Sun Research Paper

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A Raisin in the Sun Essay The book A Raisin in the Sun written by Lorraine Hansberry is a story about a struggling family striving to achieve their dreams. The story takes place in a cramped, one bedroom apartment, home to 5 members of the Younger family. Each members of the family have a dream they want to achieve, but money has a strong effect on this happening. When the family’s father of the house passes, Mama receives insurance money. Excitement flows throughout the household as the Younger family feel their dreams are achieved, but things go in an opposite direction. When some of the money escapes from the grasps of their hands, their dreams are deferred and dries up like a raisin in the sun. Walter has a dream that one day he can invest in a business and make a lot of money. He finds himself in a pickle when money is a problem. Investing in a liquor store with a copule of friends seem like a bright idea, but his dream starts to stink. Once he gets enough money, he if beyond excited. Even though Mama doesn't support his investment she tells Walter “Im telling you to be the head of the family now on like you supposed to be.” (107) By the time it come down to the…show more content…
This dream is huge for Mama. Even though the Younger family isn't famous or rich they make a living. They are very grateful for what they have and don't give up on things; even if it means losing $6,500. You know Mama raised her kids right when Walter says, “Well—what i mean is we come from people who had a lot of pride. I mean—we are very proud people. And thats my sister over there and she’s going to be a doctor—and we are very proud—“ (148) Even though they may have lost the money, Mama comes around and is still proud of her family. Mama’s dream “fester[s] like a sore—/and then run[s]”. Things keep getting in the way of her and her family, but they never let their guard down. In the end, the Younger family is still pushing
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