Being Happy In A Raisin In The Sun

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Most people have to deal with challenges in their everyday life; however, this does not mean they are set on a path of unhappiness. Almost everyone has difficulties they must overcome to continue being happy. Despite dealing with challenges and obstacles, individuals can still be fortunate. In the novel A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, a poor African American family goes through struggles while living in Chicago during 1959. The family is living in a time were racism is still very emergent and the five family members live in a very small apartment. “…Man, not with that money…I trusted you…I put my life in your hands…” (Pg. 128) One of the family members, Walter, was trying to invest in a liquor store with another person; however,…show more content…
Although some of these celebrities were either homeless or abused as a child, they still grew up to be successful and well-known by many. “Fitzgerald escaped the school and wandered the streets as a homeless youth for a time,” according to Lindsey Dollens. The amazing and renowned jazz singer, Ella Fitzgerald was homeless before she became successful. The obstacles that she had to go through helped sculpt her into a successful person. Even though she had hard challenges in her life, she worked through them and was able to achieve happiness. “[Stephen King] lived in a double-wide trailer…thirty publishers rejected [Carrie],” according to Lucas Reilly. One of Stephen King’s most famous novels today, Carrie, was rejected by multiple publishers. Today Stephen King is one of the most popular American authors; however, he did not start off that way. King had many struggles before becoming a famous author. He failed repeatedly before becoming a successful and published author. “[Malala Yousafzai] survived being shot in the head by the Taliban and has become a global advocate for human rights, women’s rights and the right to education,” according to Tejvan Pettinger Malala Yousafzai lived through an almost impossible challenge of being shot in the head and now has dedicated her life to helping others gain their rights. She was able to go through struggles and overcome those difficulties and is now…show more content…
Older times were not always the best and most people back then had it harder than those today. “To fill the gap left by a generation of fighting men, more than a million women took the chance to join the workforce…,” according to Kate Adie. Before the 1900s, women tended to household chores and stayed home to watch the children rather than being in the workforce because those jobs were for men only; however, they were fighting for equality and wanted to join the workforce. Once World War One began women were the only ones around to be in the workforce because all the men were off fighting in the war. Women in the 1960’s fought hard to get their rights in the workforce and were successful at doing so. “[Franklin Roosevelt was] paralyzed from the waist down by polio before running for office,” according to Joshua Spodek. Our 32nd President of the United States could not even walk but was still able to lead our country. Even though he was in a wheelchair his whole term as President he was still successful. Franklin Roosevelt overcame his physical obstacles and was able to achieve his goals. “[Helen Keller] campaigned on issues of social welfare, women’s suffrage, disability rights…,” according to Tejvan Pettinger. Helen Keller is known for being blind and deaf since a child. Although only have three out of the five human senses, she is one of the most successful people and helped many

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