A Raisin In The Sun Literary Analysis

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Langston Hughes once said, “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly”. What Langston Hughes is trying to convey is that a person who does not dream freely will be as impaired as a bird who cannot fly. In other words, this person will never reach his dream, let alone get from point A to point B. In Lorraine Hansberry’s play, A Raisin in the Sun, she attempts to tell readers the story of an African American family who similarly are having troubles fulfilling their dreams. Throughout the course of the play Hansberry utilizes historical facts alongside with personal opinion to convey to her readers the argument that people can still dream and hope despite their struggles. From start to finish, the play embodies the authors message, especially through the use of character and plot developments; consequently her theme is important to readers because of the fact that is can still…show more content…
However, it is with the help of these dreams that people are able to grow and overcome these struggles. Going back to what Langston Hughes voiced, it is now very obvious why people without dreams are like birds without wings. That is, a bird without wings will never be able to move from one place to another. Likewise in the case of the human with a dream he would be equal to a bird with wings because in this case that person would be able to get to places in his life. Given these points, do you think that people such as Martin Luther King Jr. would have been able to fight for African American rights if he hadn’t set dreams and goals for himself amidst his struggles? Yet alone do you think that our society would be able to grow past their old lives if they hadn’t set goals for themselves to achieve? If it hasn’t been made clear enough already, dreams are vital to the development of everyone no matter what the case may
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