Walter wants everything to be about him and only him. Mama told Walter, “You ain’t satisfied or proud of nothing”. Walter is only pleased if something goes his way or contributes to him. The money means the world to Walter and things having it all to his dreams will do so much for the family. Walter tells mama, “Do you know what this money means to me?
Hansberry’s, “A Raisin in the Sun” does a good job at pointing out all of society’s flaws at the time. One of these flaws is equal rights. African Americans are having difficulties obtaining their own spot. “[Hansberry brings] local, individual struggles of African Americans—against segregation, ghettoization, and capitalist exploitation—to the national stage. (Gordon, 121 and 122)” The play first points out segregation.
What is easy to see is that Rosemary’s unconditional love is what gets Jack through what can be seen as the toughest and most abusive time in his childhood. It is with this support that Jack is able to find who he is and learn more about himself. Wolff’s memoir shows the importance of his Mother and the effect she had on pushing Jack and being there for him when she was needed. For what can be concluded is that there is nothing more powerful than a mothers
Privacy is the Key A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry was published in the year 1959, a time of discrimination, racism, and segregation for Blacks. Hansberry wrote A Raisin in the Sun to portray the difficulty of being an African American in the 1950’s. Lorraine Hansberry particularly chosed to write a private play to bring the audience into an intimate experience with the family and their drama so that we can understand how it was to be black and that the play was a form of activim/. The set in A Raisin in the Sun was located in the Younger family’s apartment in Chicago’s Southside. Behind closed doors were the family’s private drama, which was how hard it was to live as an African American.
Mama’s dream was to own a house and get out of poverty. The family at first disapproved of her putting a down payment on the house. Walter was the biggest opposition because he wanted the money she used for the down payment for his liquor store. Although, later in the story when she gives him the rest of the money, he is grateful, and accepts her idea of moving into the house. The family also goes to the store and buys her gardening tools because one of her favorite things about owning a house was having a garden.
On page 101 he whispered “Daddy…”, “Mama…”. This is a reason that shows why his relationship with his parents is distant. Lastly, both Ellie and Jeremiah show care for their family. Ellie cares a lot about her family as well does Jeremiah. These two characters have so much love to their parents but are going through some rough times.
They require a "window of opportunity", and they get it with the protection cash. It's a little window, since Walter needs to "man-up" before he can lead his family the correct way. Mom dependably needs her plant/family to have enough light and water, so they can "develop" together. Ruth, will in the end fill Mama's shoes, and she realizes that having all the more "light"/open door, will be basic if the family will develop in a positive bearing. Contrast with Langston Hughes' sonnet, "Harlem".
The quintessential image of the American dream is that of a house with a white picket fence and Mama thinks the house she buys in Clybourne Park will allow the Younger family fulfill that dream. It’s a symbol for belonging in America; it can also represent an acceptance of American cultural values, such as capitalism. In addition, it’s an emphasis on the Youngers’ value on family and the home because the Youngers rely on each other during hard times, and they are not afraid of what may happen in the new neighborhood they know they are not welcomed in because they know they have each other. Moreover, Lindner and the other residents of Clybourne Park who offer to buy the house the Youngers bought represent the discrimination against African Americans at this time, and possibly a reason black Americans, like the Younger family, need to fight for a sense of belonging. “And we have decided to move into our house because my father- my father- earned it for us brick by brick” (Hansberry 148).
A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry represents one of the first books to ever properly illustrate the struggle of black families in the mid 1900’s. It’s realistic depiction of the hope many African Americans had for betterment of their lives through hard work and the discouragement they dealt with daily from the lack of social progress in their communities reoccurs throughout the production through stage movements, and the character’s actions. The author portrays characters with relatable despair and elation, so that viewer feel their trials and triumphs like they were their own. Most importantly, her writing leads readers to question if the system will allow success for the underdogs, and if religious faith means anything. Lena Younger,
African-American characters, typically minor and comedic, mostly hired racial stereotypes before this play. Lorraine Hansberry, nevertheless, displays a whole black household in an authentic view, one that is unbecoming and anything but comedic. She makes use of black dialect all through the play and raises significant concerns and struggles, for instance poverty, bigotry and racism. Theme: The Need to Fight Racial Discrimination The character of Mr. Lindner marks the topic of racial prejudice blatant in the narrative as a problem that the Youngers are not able to elude. Mr. Lindner and the individuals he signifies can only look at the colour of the Younger relative’s skin, and his suggestion to persuade the Youngers to stop them from relocating threatens to destroy the Younger household and the principles for which it rests.
“The two biggest factors driving homelessness are poverty and the lack of affordable housing” (Watson) which is why the Andre House started off with this idea of transition housing. With no one to turn too, one can be isolated all alone in this world and lose faith in humanity. Anyone can be homeless, “It affects men and women of all ages, and involves single people, married couples and those with families” (pg. 59, Crane). The Andre House has daily interviews with individuals who show that they are clean of drugs, employed or at least seeking employment to show that they can be in these houses that offers meals, and no charge of rent.