Privacy In Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun

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Privacy is the Key A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry was published in the year 1959, a time of discrimination, racism, and segregation for Blacks. Hansberry wrote A Raisin in the Sun to portray the difficulty of being an African American in the 1950’s. Lorraine Hansberry particularly chosed to write a private play to bring the audience into an intimate experience with the family and their drama so that we can understand how it was to be black and that the play was a form of activim/.
The set in A Raisin in the Sun was located in the Younger family’s apartment in Chicago’s Southside. Behind closed doors were the family’s private drama, which was how hard it was to live as an African American. Lorraine Hansberry wrote the play in one
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When Mama asked Walter what he did for the past three days, Walter replied, “I drove back and went to the Green Hat...and I went to the Green Hat” ( pg 105). Life was boring to Walter because he kept doing the same thing everyday and did not pursue what he truly wanted to do. Also, money was one of the main focus that was brought by Hansberry. Beneatha wanted to use the money for medicine school, Mama wished for a new house, and Walter wanted to start a business. At one point money was life according to Walter. Hansberry kept reiterating that money was the way to live a great life. All of the repetition showed the flaws within the family. They all asked for the same thing and would not stop until they got what they wanted. The audience got a close experience with the family’s constant need to fulfill each of everyone’s dream- the American dream.
Hansberry wrote a private play to bring the audience into a close relationship with the family, including flaws and all. It improves the audience’s impression of black people. Hansberry kept their drama to themselves to let the audience know that Blacks had an exclusive world that they only share. Lorraine Hansberry wrote A Raisin in the Sun to tell the story on how it was to be Black in the 50’s and how they dealt with the discrimination, segregation, and
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