Raisin In The Sun Comparison

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The scientific community today still have not found a reason as to why people dream. To many, dreams have been a mystery since the beginning of time because they have the ability to impact someone's life socially and mentally. In Lorraine Hansberry's novel, A Raisin in the Sun and John Steinbeck’s film, Of Mice and Men, both deal with characters who struggle to pursue their dreams. Fulfilling a dream has the ability to save or destroy someone's life which is why the characters face challenges while trying to achieve them. It either satisfies the family or himself. Dreams having the ability to save or destroy a person's life is a theme used because it affects the relationships and thoughts of every character throughout the book and film. In "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry, the Younger family face a lot of issues when dealing…show more content…
It's challenging for them to pursue this dream because Lenny always seems to get them fired from their previous job due to his sickness. Being fired form every job starts to worry George because he feels as if they weren't making any progress to achieve their goal. Although George really loves Lenny and promised his aunt to look after him, he needed to do whats best for his future in order to continue his dream. It was George who killed Lenny at the end because he didn't want anyone else to do it since he was a special to him. If Lenny would have still been there, neither would have been able to accomplish their dream of owning a ranch because they would have to start over constantly. Because George sacrificed Lenny in order to pursue his dream, he is going to face a hard time being without him because the whole point of the dream was to fulfill it with Lenny. George was saved by the dream bu tin return he has to face the consequences of achieving it by
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