Corruption In Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun

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In the story “A Raisin in the Sun” many themes can be viewed through a similar perspective making them all significant. The story is about a family whose dreams are based on money that gives each of them their own unique dream but only one can have. I believe money is a very strong element that gives people a sense of power but also too much power is corruption. I believe the most important theme in the text is about dreams especially about money being very corrosive, and in the story, the main character’s dreams are lost but each of them gain something significant. For example, Walter has a dream of using the insurance money his mom has received from her husband’s insurance to invest in a liquor store. Walter’s ambition for this money has caused him to have several arguments with the family regarding his demand for the money that he starts to be portrayed as a very angry and selfish person. Walter was really driven with the money. He receives…show more content…
She wants to use the insurance money for her college education but because Walter loses the money she loses her dream. Her dream was corrosive because her demand for the money also caused a lot of anger and hate towards her brother. At the end of the story, Beneatha’s determination to receive financial aid has led to a lot of fights with her brother including when he lost it, but even though she lost it towards the end of the story, she has possibly set her mind for a new goal. We can see this in the text “(Beneath dropping to her knees) Well – I do – all right? – thank everybody! And forgive me for ever wanting to be anything at all! (Pursuing him on her knees across the floor) FORGIVE ME, FORGIVE ME, FORGIVE ME!”. This quote is significant because we can see Beneatha’s frustration for wanting to have something or to pursue something that her brother cannot
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