Figurative Language In Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun

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What makes a exuberant story? A few people would say that a solid theme or plot makes a story. Others would say that, if the writer was truly passionate about the story, where the reader could instantly feel that passion. Well all this is true but, it’s missing one key thing to literacy. Figurative language. The thing that can add the extra umpf to a story which could give that vivid imagery that could not so easily be described in words. In Raisin in the Sun figurative language was abundant towards act three where the revelation of the family begins to occur. Beneatha a main character of A Raisin in the Sun uses figurative language to describe how she feels about the situation she’s currently in. Beneatha spoke of her dream on how “Fix up…show more content…
There is only one large circle that we march in around and around, each of us with our own little picture in-front of us our-own little mirage that we think is the future.”(875) The process of life that there is no real moving forward but having a bleak dream that will never flourish is how Beneatha describes the way life is in this quote. Yet again Asagai explains to her again that life isn’t a circle but a infinite line that has no end which could never be seen. Telling her as long as she walks her plan her dreams would be able to bloom. Inevitably the root of the problem to Beneatha’s worry shows up. Walter. She says to him “I look at you and I see the final triumph of stupidity in the world.”(876)Her dissatisfaction with her brother was seen. That a man of thirty could so easily be swindled after being warned not to. Showing that even a child would make such a deal. In the end figurative language made act three, act three. WIthout it the reader would not have grasped the situation that occurred and the impact it had on the characters. Destroying one’s dream, their very life. This is why figurative language is needed to make a story, a
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