Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun

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The intention of the author of any play is to get the attention of his or her audience and let it understand his or her thoughts while at the same time being entertained. “A Raisin in the Sun” is a great play that focuses on a family’s pursuit of the American dream. The author, Lorraine Hansberry, skillfully addresses the issues of identity, beauty and class that the black community is grappling with. She challenges America’s whites to pull down the obstacles that prevent the blacks from fulfilling their dreams while at the same time challenging the blacks to clearly define their dreams. The theme of choice is well depicted throughout the play. The opening of the play is in an apartment that has been worn down by generations of

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