Essay On A Raisin In The Sun American Dream

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American Dream The “American Dream” is what drives almost every U.S. citizen throughout their lives. The american dream to most people is moving to america finding a job you love buying a nice house and plot of land that they can raise their family on. In the Playwright A streetcar named desire a female character named Stella tries to live out her american dream but ends up doing quite the opposite. Instead she marries a man named Stanley who couldn 't be more opposite than her. He is loud, rude, and disgustingly crude. She tries to tell herself that she is happy and loves her life but in reality she hates her life but there nothing she can do about it. Stella 's american dream is to have a life where she has a family, money, success, love, independence, and happiness. In the play A Raisin in the Sun written by Lorraine Hansberry, there is a female character very similar to Stella. Her name is Ruth. Ruth also has the “American Dream” idea. Ruth 's american dream…show more content…
Both Characters are living in more poorer areas in small dirty apartments. You know this because in the play A streetcar named desire the author describes it as “the poor section …houses weathered gray with rickety stairs” (Williams…show more content…
As I said earlier in my essay Ruth’s american dream is raising a loving family with a steady and comfortable source of income. She at least is living one part of her american dream when Stella is horribly failing in that category. Stella’s american dream is living in a nice house (preferably a plantation), with a loving husband and family, and a steady source of income, lots of success, never ending love, total independence from everyone so she can be herself, and most of all complete and total happiness. So, as you can see Ruth and Stella’s characters are very similar but also very different. Their “American Dreams” are also the same but also are very different in
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