Comparing A Raisin In The Sun And The Piano Lesson

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Although, there were times of struggle and domination of African Americans during the slavery times of the dominance that was especially hard for African Americans to survived. The huge impacts of oppression, families were extremely affected in different way that included: physical, intellectual, social and emotional abuse imposed by their slave masters, thus, causing gaps between family members. The obvious and cruel histories occur to both Lorraine Hansberry’s (Beneatha) from A Raisin in the Sun and August Wilson’s (Berniece) from The Piano Lesson. Both authors challenge the issue of identity and family ties in their plays. Both families in the two plays are forced to deal with the economic, social, and moral pressures forced since their ancestor experience slavery. In addition, each family deals with the pressures in very different…show more content…
When the play opens, the Youngers are about to receive an insurance check for $10,000. This money comes from the deceased Mr. Younger‘s life insurance policy. During the era of segregation and separation of whites was with a great praise from white dominance against African American people. Racism was the key to manipulate, humiliates African American and stereotype them based on their appearance. Benetha believe that there was more than “What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore and then run? Does it stink like rotten meat or crust and sugar over like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode?”1Beneatha dreams were to be a doctor regards of the obstacles African American faced. Her will to succeed in life was reach her goals and to break those particular “rules” the society persist as stereotyping not only colored people but also label women as part of their fake view of racism against people of
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