How do I respond when I get asked is family important to me? One thing I know for sure, is that no one on this Earth would be here if it wasn't for family. If family didn't exist then the world wouldn't cooperate like it should because no one would have any respect for anyone. Family means everything, and if it doesn´t then it should. Certain family members have been there for you countless times, either if it was a bad or good time, they have been there. No matter the situation, you can always count on someone from your family to be there for whatever happens. Sometimes you don't even know how or know if there's anything possible to repay what they have done for you. This is exactly how this play was, A Raisin in the Sun written by Lorraine Hansberry. Every part and situation in this play is about family. No …show more content…
If your skin wasn't the same color, you didn't want to talk with each other, yet even look at one another. The family in this book are the Younger´s. There are many of them living in the same small old house in the ghetto in Chicago. Mama and Walter are the main people in the household. Besides them, there is Beneatha, Ruth, and Travis living in the house also. Mama's husband passed away not to long before this play took place. In the play, the family gets 10,000 dollars from his life insurance and doesn´t know what to do with it. Each family member has different dreams, but the money will not go around for everyone to use it because of certain events that happen. Mama puts a down payment on a new house in a white neighborhood and gives the rest of it to Walter. Walter was supposed to put some of it in the bank for Beneatha for college, but instead he gave all of the money to Willy for his business. Instead of buying the business and the license, Willy took off with all of the money and no one ever saw the money
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The violence resulted by racism lasted for remained in U.S. society for hundreds of years, it is only a matter of physical or mental violence. Black people during the history of U.S.A. face discrimination, ridicule, verbal abusement and even physical struggles from the White people.. During the time period after WWII, the conflicts between the black population and the white population rise to a higher level due to the introduction of redlining. Many newspapers, magazines, books and videos were based off on real events happening on black people due to redlining. The book “A Raisin in the Sun” wrote by Lorraine Hansberry was a prominent figure that reveal the life of black people to everyone in the society during this time period.
In the domestic tragedy play, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, describes how a family is dealing with financial expenses. The expenses are outrageous because Lena, also known as Mama, has a daughter named Beneatha and attends medical school while the family is paying for the house. The family wants to move into a nicer house, and they work hard to get there. Mama is expecting a ten thousand dollar check inherited by her husband that had died. The father, Walter, wants to buy a liquor store and to finally be in control, but the wife, Ruth, and, Mama, do not want him to.
In the play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, Walter and Mama have influenced the plot in multiple ways. The Younger family has always been a very close family, but now they have all become very short with each other; and the relationship with Ruth and Walter is starting to divide. Mama, Walters’s mother puts a down payment on a house as a way to bring everyone closer together. Although, her plan did not go as planned because of where the house is located and now Walter cannot make his big investment with Willy Harris. Walter influences the plot of the play in more ways than most of the other characters.
All of this is covered in Lorraine Hansberry play, A Raisin in the Sun. The most important theme in the play “A Raisin in the Sun” is the coming together of the Youngers family. At first, Youngers are presented as a family that is loving but which have issues that cause them to not be close to one another and that intensify over the course of the play. Yet by the play’s end, the family
Judge, hate and be angry at someone that you don’t even know just because they have a different skin color! Racism, the topic that even though in this time period, almost everyone agreed that it’s bad, that one should not judge a person based on his or her skin color, race and how he or she dresses, still exist. But, why? How come even though one is taught that racism is unjust, how come one still does it? Is it because one race is better than the other?
The play Raisin In The Sun by Lorraine Hansberry shows how a striving black family living in Chicago in 1959 is brought down by racism. The play shows the importance of family and dreams when the Younger family receives a check for ten thousand dollars from the passing of their grandfather, Big Walter. Big Walter’s son Walter has a dream to be a better provider for his family and because he wants to score big with his liquor store, he invests all of the money left in the store. He is heartbroken after his partner steals all his money and the family is stressed about what is to come next. Walter is like the “caged bird” in “Sympathy” who “beats his wing till its blood is red on the cruel bars” because Walter can see his dream of being a better provider for his family, but his dream is prevented because he is caged by racism.
The hidden meanings in the references that authors write about, when they write their novels or plays, change how a play or book is thought of and also commences the development of better critical thinking skills.. In the play, A Raisin In The Sun, Lorraine Hansberry uses many different types of literary devices for the play to have a deeper meaning or idea than what is just read. Taking place during the 1950’s in Southside Chicago, the play is about an African American family who live through many struggles, racially and financially. When the father dies and the Younger family receives $10,000, their hopes and dreams are possible and may come true. It is until they lose their money that they realized they “aimed to high”(140), especially Mama and Walter Younger.
Willy Loman is a businessman who is forced to work for Howard, who doesn’t see Willy’s true potential. Willy is convinced that Howard should let him go work in New York because of how hard and how long he has worked for
In the book The Raisin and the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, Mama would not have stopped Walter Lee when he decided to accept Mr. Lindner’s offer to trade their new house for money because she gave Walter control over the family and the power to make decisions, that would impact his family. She loves him and will always trust him, but she wants to make sure that Walter understands his plan and how it will impact him and his family. Mama saw, before Walter lost the insurance money, that Walter Lee was struggling with what his place was in the family. Mama made her last decision, as the head of the family, and bought a house with some of the insurance money. She then gave the rest of the money to Walter.
The play, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry introduces the Younger family, post-World War II. Throughout the play, the African American family face issues and challenges. These problems are especially addressed as the Younger family receives an insurance check for ten thousand dollars because of Mr. Younger's death. Lena Younger is a prominent role within the play as the motherly figure and the head of the family after her husband's death. Lena Younger is a family oriented mother that looks out for everyone in the younger family.
Her son, Walter Lee, Jr., dreams of owning a liquor store. His dream nearly destroys the family. Walter’s sister Beneatha hopes to be a doctor someday. Ruth, Walter’s wife, puts her dream of owning a home aside to support her husband’s dream.
I choice A Raisin In the Sun and decided to concentrate on the ideas of finding your strength, and discovering your roots in a world that doesn’t want you there. I feel the original play captures a feeling of hope and pride, and that as a family, you can endure anything. My concept deals with the current situation with Syrian Muslim refugees coming to the United States. I envision this play about a modern day Syrian family of Muslim faith coming to this country and initially living in an urban area in a poor run-down apartment, but dreaming of the American dream of owning a home and succeeding in business. The family has a strong Muslim faith and is not willing to give up on traditions.
In the play the main character willy had trouble doing his job right. Willy was in a good mood, he woke up happy to go see his boss and ask for a job where he’ll stay in one place without having to travel but there were no jobs available, willy desesperante said “i 'm talking about your father! There were promises made across this desk! You 've shouldn’t tell me you got people to see…”(60). After this big fight with his boss he losses his job.
How do you pronounce the word crayon? My family and I came from Kansas and moved to Iowa when I was six. One day my neighbourhood had a scavenger hunt and one of the items was a blue crayon. I grew up pronouncing crayon as crown. People in Kansas also pronounced crayon as crown.
In a patriarchal society, women are encouraged to focus on their family and its well-being. Most often, women achieve this by caring for the children and the home. However, in the play A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry suggests that women do not have to focus on the family. Instead, they can prioritize their own well-being. Hansberry exhibits these ideas through two female characters, Ruth and Beneatha.