From the play, we can infer Ruth grew up like any other African American in the mid 1900’s, which was during the civil rights era. Ruth had this bossy yet gentle attitude, however, she was very quiet, well at least when bad things were happening to her family. Ruth, unlike Beneatha Younger, was uneducated. Ruth devoted herself to the family by putting all of the money she earned towards the needs of the family. She was also easily embarrassed and would take responsibility for others’ actions, which was one of the reasons she was so overwhelmed in the play.
Although many types of racial oppression and injustice have hindered Walter’s dream, his character teaches readers that social restrictions can be overcome by personal willpower and a support group. Walter takes a stand against racism and for his family to express his manhood. As Hansberry’s A Raisin In the Sun closes, the reader learns that Walter can now find contentment in serving as a positive and worthy role model and leader to his son and the rest of the
In Lorraine Hansberry’s play, A Raisin in the Sun, take place in the late 1950s in Chicago Illinois the younger experiences the struggles of living during the Jim Crow era. African American families have always struggled to find their place within a white society. Throughout the play the audience sees the differences between the three generations through Mama, Walter and Beneatha. Ruth, Walter’s wife, acts as a stabilizing force in the family who acts as a peacemaker and caretaker within the family. During Act I the audience is introduced to Ruth, she is the wife of Walter Younger, who is trying to hold her family together while also dealing with her own internal conflicts.
In the play A Raisin In The Sun, Lorraine Hansberry explores issues revolving around race and class. She creates the character of Walter Lee Younger to express the issues that African American males struggle with, specifically social injustices. Because of the racial and discriminatory barriers that are stacked against him, Walter struggles to support his family. He will have to deal with obstacles that keep him from achieving his dreams and that ultimately change him as a man. Walter Lee Younger is a determined son, father, and husband who is eager to pursue his dreams.
The More youthful family in Lorraine Hansberry's play A Raisin in the Sun symbolizes that statement, loud and clear. At first the individuals from the family don't cooperate well – they quibble continually. However, when a supremacist adversary endeavors to prevent them from accomplishing their fantasy of owning another house, the characters, especially Walter, drop their narrow minded courses with a specific end goal to defend themselves and accomplish their fantasies. A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry demonstrates to work through obstructions, for example, prejudice and narcissism so that the objectives of a family can be
In the play, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, the struggles of an African-American family are seen through their suffering due to prevailing racism and the lack of education and opportunities that were accessible to them. There weren’t many opportunities that were available for families, especially black families in the 1950’s, to help them survive and live comfortably. There weren’t many black families that were rich and well-off. Walter Lee Younger is a man, a father, a husband, a son and a brother who wants the best possible life for his family and he’s willing to do whatever it takes to make it. He seems to think that success is measured by the amount of money that a person possesses.
It can be when you can't do something that you want to do or when you can’t have what you want. The characters that are most dissatisfied in this play are Walter, Beneatha, and Ruth. Walter is unhappy with his job, his wife, and his mom. Beneatha is unhappy with her Identity. She wants to express herself by playing the guitar and becoming a doctor.
Sociologically speaking, gender is a social construct that we are so accustomed to that we rarely speak up about the injustices women face. Throughout the drama, gender plays a key role in the development of the story. Lorraine Hansberry purposefully incorporated empowered men and women both fighting to be heard and understood, while maintaining their masculinity or femininity. This was done to create the dynamic that gender does make a significant impact on lives and how we choose to live. Hansberry explores the issues relevant in the early 60’s such as abortion, the importance of marriage and the altering of gender roles.
The play, A Raisin in the Sun, has a theme showing this claim clearly. The author, Lorraine Hansberry, puts in different characters to help display these themes and the correlation between money and how it affects people. In A Raisin in the Sun, there is a connection between pride and money with more than one character. She puts these specific characters in to display the themes clearly. Lorraine Hansberry puts Walter in the beginning of the story as very pride driven, never wanting to show his son or family their financial struggles.