Throughout life, there are high and low moments, but no matter how difficult times get, a family is supposed to stick together. In the play A Raisin in the Sun, written by Lorraine Hansberry, the Younger family goes through a roller coaster of emotions. Within the play, the Youngers come to face many different problems. However, in the play, the main issues occur between Lena Younger (Mama) and Walter Younger (Son of Mama). There always seems to be one main issue, how to spend Walter Lee Senior’s life insurance money.
In “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry each family member has their own pursuit of happiness. Lorraine Hansberry depicts the Younger family as an ambitious group of people wanting either a little or a lot more for themselves. In this story a man named Walter plays both the roles of a protagonist and antagonist. He proves in the story that he can be helpful to his family, but he can also be their biggest critic through his dream for an investment in an alcohol business which represents his hope for manhood and “success”. Most people have a dream which is more or less hard to accomplish.
Money and Racism for Black American’s The Harlem Renaissance writers show many ways that Black American’s struggle. The struggle with money, poverty and racism in the 1900s for black American’s was difficult as many of them did not have money in the begin and lived in poverty and were still treated poorly by whites. For many Black Americans they were able to move past poverty and able to obtain money like Walter in A Raisin in the Sun whose family received insurance money from the death of his father. Walter was all about the money he had plans to get rich with the money and not feel like a slave at his work.
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.
Two of the main characters, Walter and Beneatha, in Lorraine Hansberry’s play “A Raisin in the Sun” do not get along very well. They are siblings that have lived together for all of Beneatha’s life, because she is the younger sibling. Walter and Beneatha both want to pursue their dreams. Both dreams are to help people but they want to help different people. Walter wants to help himself and his family while Beneatha wants to help other people.
Shallow. Greedy. Naive. A man who is only concerned in making money will ignore anything in his way of reaching his goal. But how far will he go?
Every day, I think to myself, how could I make myself a better person? Well, it can differ based on where one stands in life. For example, it is uncommon to meet someone who has reached their maximum potential during their younger years. This is also known as a lack of self-actualization.
Importance of a Probable Goal Life is an intricate maze of problems and unique pathways to overcome hardship. Some face simple issues while others face convoluted issues. Prior to applying the new historical lens to A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, it is vital that the reader understands that the play was written in 1959, the same time period as several African American Rights movements. With this in mind, Lorraine Hansberry’s play, A Raisin in the Sun, emphasizes the importance of establishing an unique American Dream with probable goals for African Americans by providing examples of Mama’s success in moving into a larger house to fulfill family unity, and Walter’s failure in opening a liquor store to achieve prosperity, despite
A Raisin in the Sun, a play by Lorraine Hansberry is about a black family in 1959 Chicago, is all about aspirations. It focuses on the American Dreams that people have in their life. In this story, it focuses on the different dreams of each member of the Younger family as they discuss what they can do with a $10,000 life insurance payment. This story is based on the idea that anyone can do well for themselves if they work hard and actually try to strive for the goal. The American Dream differs for each member of the Younger family because each one has different dreams forged from their life experiences.
The American Dream is the pursuit of happiness and the ambition to be successful. We can see the pursuit of the American dream in the play, A Raisin in the Sun. The Younger family is full of dreams. I agree with theatre manager, Ali Leskowitz by saying that this play charts the quests for success and happiness to achieve the American Dream. They are striving for their happiness and have an ambition to better their economic situation.