He comes to the Youngers apartment with concerns about the new house that they have just bought. Linder believed that “people get along better... when they share a common background” (Hansberry 117). He offered money to the Youngers to not move into the house. The entire family lives in a tinny department. It consist in only two rooms, the large one serve ads both living room and kitchen.
Beneatha wants to become doctor, and she does not give up on her dream, even though the world around her does not think that a black woman can practice medicine. Despite the Younger family’s financial state, Beneatha’s taken multiply different lessons including guitar and horseback riding lessons. After, Beneatha talks with Asagai she starts listening to tribal music and starts dancing around the apartment with a drunk Walter. Beneatha’s not the most important character in the play, the play could go on without her, she causes problems with the family. She fights with Walter at the beginning of the play about her schooling and that fight turns into an argument about the cost of school.
Therefore, there is a connection with this situation and the reader’s mind. Some people may assume that everything happens for a reason thanks to God, but other people are confident that everything happens thanks to their own effort. Beneatha wants to become a Doctor. She employs her own effort to finally show to her family that she can accomplish her goals by herself. Mama is galvanized when Beneatha announces her thinking about God : “Beneatha Mama, you don’t understand.
Many struggled with perseverance, searching for freedom, and longing for respect. Overall, we see a lot of struggle happening in the Younger family. Mama lives each day trying to make the family work and trying to hold them together. Beneatha is trying to find where she belongs in a world of inequality and different influences. Ruth is trying to do her best while not gaining the respect she deserves.
As far as history would go, there were many traditional ideas of gender around the world. Like in Egypt, the pharaohs were ideally male, or during the medieval times the King upheld all the power and led his people. The play A Raisin in the Sun was written by Lorraine Hansberry. The play is about the Younger’s family and their struggles; it takes place in the South Side of Chicago during the World War II era. The play both portrays the traditional American ideas of what it is to be a man and a woman, but subverts them too.
Racism and gender have always been an issue in society, A Raisin in the Sun is an important piece of American history during that time period. The famous play shows the audience the life it was like to live as a black female, and shows the struggles that the Young family faced being the first African American family to move into a white neighborhood. This play is considered a
Inspired by Langston Hughes’ poem, “Harlem” and her own experience, Lorraine Hansberry authored A Raisin in the Sun. Hansberry used the locale of South Side, Chicago where she was born during a time of social and political turmoil as the backdrop to her play. Through the lens of Marxist’s critical theory about contradictions building into social systems that lead to social revolution, Hansberry depicts issues related to racism and discrimination. Hansberry’s father was a successful real estate agent, but despite her family’s wealth, the law of Chicago required the Hansberry family to live in the ghetto South Side. Similar to the plot of the play, Hansberry’s father bought a home in a Caucasian neighborhood and after the family settled into their new home, a brick was thrown through the window almost hitting Hansberry (Plays and Playwrights, 1540).
The play “ A Raisin In The Sun “ wrote by Lorraine Hansberry is a inspiring play about the Younger family. A typical African American family in the late 1950’s trying to make life better for themselves. They’re a family trying to overcome the difficulties and obstacles that comes with being black in America in that time. Obstacles such as lynchings,segregation,racial discrimination and overall the difficulties that comes with being black in America. With external problems within the family the characters also internal conflicts within themselves.
The author’s plays theorize constructive models of "universal" femininity. The some of the critics label “A Raisin in the Sun” as an "American classic" either because of its American-ness or because of its African American-ness. I believe that the play was considered an American classic because Lorraine Hansberry brought light to the everyday struggles that African Americans suffered due to their race. In the past, many African Americans wanted better future; consequently, they were profited by some Caucasians due to