Grant Wiggins is the most educated black man in the quarter and because of this his aunt, Tante Lou, has him try to obtain visitation privileges for Miss Emma’s sake. In order to do so he had to meet with Sheriff Guidry and call in a favor. When he meets with the sheriff he is met with disrespect, for example he was ignored for two and a half hours. He did not take a seat and he did not accept a meal or drink from the servant. Grant does not know Jefferson, but for him to stand for so long just to get an audience with the sheriff is heroic in its own way.
The Dream of a Mom In the 1950s, finding a job, a house, peers, or even food on the table was difficult for most African American fellows. All of these troubles lead back to racism and prejudice against the pigment of some people’s skin. In Lorraine Hansberry’s play, A Raisin in the Sun, Mama goes through many phases of racism and prejudice in Chicago. Along with the rest of her family, she experiences examples of racism, unfair housing regulations, and problems with gender inequality. Though these are hardships that nobody should have to go through, issues involving discrimination and bigotry helped her to realize her dream and defeat the racism that is presented to her.
[He] could go get a job an ' work, an ' no trouble... [He] could take [his] fifty bucks and go into town and get whatever [he] want.” Of the other characters, Crooks and curley 's wife also show signs of desperate loneliness. Since Crooks is black, he is shunned by the other men and so spends his time in his room, alone and bitter and even says that “S’pose you didn 't have nobody. S 'pose you couldn 't go into the bunk house and play rummy 'cause you was black. How 'd you like that?” curley 's wife also spends her days hounded by her mean-spirited husband with her attempts to reach out to the other men backfiring, ultimately leading to her death when she desperately reaches out to Lennie saying “Why can 't I talk to you? I never get to talk to nobody.
If Steve Jobs would have depended on his luck he would have not earned his fame and reputation like he had. Steve Jobs earned his fame because he worked hard. He didn’t have a dorm room, so he slept on the floor in friends’ rooms, he returned coke bottles for the 5¢ deposits to buy food with, and he would walk the 7 miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple. This is what a leader needs; hard work. The concept I like is that “the real role of the leader is to figure out how you make diverse people and elements work together (p.100).
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view — until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” (Chapter 3) You never really understand what Atticus, a white father with a creditable job as a lawyer but defends for the black, was trying to teach his children if you are not trying hard to play his role in the novel. Widespread poverty, as it was during the Great Depression, had brought neither good nor wealthy life to people in old Maycomb. It could be no less normal than any other town during that dark period of time — racial discrimination, class division, gender roles, prejudice, none of them were left. Jem and Scout, whom in the novel represent for the innocence of youngsters, have grown up
Inspired by Langston Hughes’ poem, “Harlem” and her own experience, Lorraine Hansberry authored A Raisin in the Sun. Hansberry used the locale of South Side, Chicago where she was born during a time of social and political turmoil as the backdrop to her play. Through the lens of Marxist’s critical theory about contradictions building into social systems that lead to social revolution, Hansberry depicts issues related to racism and discrimination. Hansberry’s father was a successful real estate agent, but despite her family’s wealth, the law of Chicago required the Hansberry family to live in the ghetto South Side. Similar to the plot of the play, Hansberry’s father bought a home in a Caucasian neighborhood and after the family settled into their new home, a brick was thrown through the window almost hitting Hansberry (Plays and Playwrights, 1540).
The setting of the Raisin in the Sun is the ghetto of Chicago, where most black families lived and most of these black families had dreams of moving to a better neighbourhood, because of crime, but the housing industry causes segregated housing and manipulates communities with white fears of black integration. When Lorraine Hansberry was a child, her family also experienced the results of a government unconcerned with blacks leaving segregation. Lorraine used her play to tell people about her own struggle with racism, her play shows us that her problems were handled with determination. Linder speaks to the Younger family and offers them money to buy their house, because they, the white people feel that a community should share a common background and that negro families are happier when they live in their own communities. This is an example of how the Younger family has experienced racism, while it is true that people with the same background will be happier together, it is also their right to live where they feel they are progressing.
Willy is too entitled to his job even though he doesn’t get paid, to accept a job from someone else that is offering him good weekly pay. In The Raisin in the Sun Walter ends up getting the money from his mom and wants to invest it into a bar with two other people, but that doesn’t work out so well for him. In the text Bobo is talking to Walter about something bad that had happened, in the text Bobo says “That’s what I’m trying to tell you… I don’t know… I waited six hours… I waited in that train station six hours… That was all the extra money I had in the world…”(Hansberry 75). In this quote Bobo was talking about how Willy Harris took all of the money and left with it. The money that was put into the bank for the bar was all of the money that was given to Walter by his mom to split for his sisters college education.
Kurt Vonnegut, wrote the famous novel Slaughterhouse- Five, which resulted in negative criticism of his work. Personal Life Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on November 11, 1922. Growing up during the Great Depression had a big effect on his childhood. His father was not around very much so his mother tried to find small jobs to help make money for the family. One of them was taking writing lessons so she could make short stories and hopefully sell them..
Both Angelina Weld Grimke and Lorraine Hansberry play key roles in redefining Black theatre. This is done by utilizing means of social resistance and documenting cultural resilience in their works Rachel and A Raisin in the Sun. Though their writing styles differ in characterization plot, and intent, both women’s writings have played monumental parts in redefining Black theatre and the roles of Black women playwright in American theatre. The two plays portrayed stark contrasts of how African Americans internalized racism and means of coping with day to day trials and the way of the world during this time period. Though each play was created nearly 40 years apart, much of the same anguish African Americans experienced in 1920 when Rachel was written prevailed through to 1959 when Hansberry released A Raisin in the Sun.