Identity In Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun

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Identity is defined by a person’s culture. One major component that determines a person’s identity and is apart of the person’s culture is their familial life. In the play, A Raisin In The Sun by Lorraine Hansberry Mama is very close to her family. This comes from the beliefs that she has gained through the many years that she has been alive. She never fails to give wisdom to other members of the family and support them through the harsh society they are exposed to. Mama's identity is affected by the familial aspect of her life.

To begin, Mama has always supported her children's dreams. However, it was hard for them to support their dreams because of the poor financial state they are in. Receiving the insurance check from Mama's husband allowed
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