Changes In Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun

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Being able to dream is one of the major rights a person can have. And also being able to pursue that dream is also another step forward. Having the same opportunities as other people is seen as one of the most important rights a person can have in this world. Each of the characters in the Younger family has a particular individual dream. One wants to move to a bigger home, one wants to attend medical school, one wants to rise above his social class though does not necessarily have a plan to do so. Each person’s dream serves an important psychological function hope, motivation, direction for the character; however, the dreams also divide the characters, creating conflict among them. Since the 1950s much change has occurred and it has been satisfactory change. The change has been tremendous and it has been enough. The rights that have been…show more content…
I also find that the characters in A Raisin in the Sun are over exaggerating the situation they are in given the archetypal standards they represent. Each character is representation of something generational, a gender or race issue, and it's a testament to Hansberry's writing that the characters don't come across as mouthpieces for the story. They are living, breathing human beings. It's not impossible at all to imagine the Younger family crowded together in their tiny roach-infested apartment on the south side of Chicago struggling, striving, and dreaming. “Who the hell told you you had to be a doctor? If you so crazy ‘bout messing ‘round with sick people – then go be a nurse like other women – or just get married and be quiet”. Walter makes it clear that he doesnt want Ruth to waste her time trying to become a doctor as her chances of actually becoming one is slim solely based on her gender and race even though she is committed to the thought of her becoming a
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