The play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry debuted on Broadway in 1959, and the movie was made in 2008. “A Raisin in the Sun” is about the Younger family, the fifth generation of lower-class African-Americans living in Chicago’s Southside. They are faced with problems such as racial discrimination, poverty, and conflicting dreams. As the family decides on how to spend the insurance check of $10,000 from Walter’s father’s death, these problems cause many conflicts to rise. Reading the 1959 play and the 2008 movie, I have realized certain similarities and differences in how the story plays out.
Does society care about people who gets discriminated or the fact that there are many people in poverty of money problems? Well that's a question to be answered by our societies , that many people who’d wish to live a life without money problems nor living in poverty, or it could just be the fact that they don’t like being discriminated by other people, they would want that question to be answered the most. That’s what “Raisin in the Sun” is all about, a poor family from Chicago South Side during the late 1950’s and they high hopes of living a more happy life than living a more uncomfortable and depressing life. The family is consisting of five people, Walter, Mama, Beneatha, Ruth, and Travis. They all try to work together so they can make
The play “A Raisin in the Sun,” is written by Lorraine Hansberry. The story is portrayed through the eyes of a small family and their struggle concerning the poor factors in which they are living in. The Youngers, a hard-working black family living in 1960’s, face the conflict of racism in their everyday lives. It is a very prominent fact that the characters feel captivated by their substantial home space, but they also feel restricted by their social roles that have been naturally given to them. For example, Beneatha, the daughter of another character referred to as ‘Mama,’ strives to become a doctor regardless of the family’s financial hassle. (Hansberry, 1306) The play truly commences when it is revealed that the family will be receiving a large amount of insurance money. Knowing of this new income, they become driven to make their dreams a reality. A large majority of the elements in the play relates to these dreams that the characters possess, which in turn create the theme. The theme emerges from Mama’s dream, solely revolving around her family and resolving their difficulties to bind them. (Hansberry, 1303)
A Raisin in the Sun was an innovative play for its era. Lorraine Hansberry produces in the Younger household one of the first authentic portrayals of a black household on an American stage, in an era where primarily black spectators just didn’t exist. African-American characters, typically minor and comedic, mostly hired racial stereotypes before this play. Lorraine Hansberry, nevertheless, displays a whole black household in an authentic view, one that is unbecoming and anything but comedic. She makes use of black dialect all through the play and raises significant concerns and struggles, for instance poverty, bigotry and racism.
Respect Yields Harmony Written and set in the 1950s, Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun encompasses the struggles of a lower-class African-American family, living in Chicago’s Southside. Even though such struggles may seem exclusive to the time period and the family’s race, Hansberry includes multiple life lessons throughout her play that skillfully transcend any potential limitations, and stand true for the majority of people. Through the use of her characters’ actions and words, Hansberry importantly illustrates that in order to maintain harmonious relationships, people must respect others’ opinions, decisions, and dreams.
A Raisin in the Sun To be prideful is human nature, even when it hasn't been earned. Being proud of who you are and what you have accomplished is an important part of everyone's life, but sometimes we are prideful without something to be proud of. This kind of pride is shown in the play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry through the character Walter Younger. He enters the play with a false sense of pride in being a man, despite the fact that he is a chauffeur who is struggling to support his family.
Kelsey Wilson Ms. Taverner English 10 25 April 2016 A Raisin In The Sun Act one of A Raisin in the Sun starts in Chicago apartment. It is overcrowded and the Younger family who lives there seems unhappy. Ruth wakes her son(Travis) and husband(Walter Lee), Travis goes to shower in a shared bathroom while Ruth makes breakfast and bickers with Walter.
A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry represents one of the first books to ever properly illustrate the struggle of black families in the mid 1900’s. It’s realistic depiction of the hope many African Americans had for betterment of their lives through hard work and the discouragement they dealt with daily from the lack of social progress in their communities reoccurs throughout the production through stage movements, and the character’s actions. The author portrays characters with relatable despair and elation, so that viewer feel their trials and triumphs like they were their own. Most importantly, her writing leads readers to question if the system will allow success for the underdogs, and if religious faith means anything.
Although some may argue that buying Mama’s house would be the sounder investment, it is evident, due to the current situation of the Younger family, that it would be better if the life insurance money was used to fulfill Walter’s dream of the liquor store.
The play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, is about a poor African-American family living in a run-down section of Chicago in the 1950’s. The passage above is spoken by Lena Younger, also known as Mama, the matriarch of the family, to her daughter-in-law, Ruth. Lena’s son Walter, is feels emasculated due to his inability to be the “man in the family.” Walter equates manhood with his inability to provide financially for his impoverished family. However, Mama although a traditionalist, equates manhood with honor, and not with money as does her son Walter. Hansberry in the passage above, stresses the importance of obtaining self esteem from integrity or character, rather than from material wealth.
The Importance of Family A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry reflects on the story of the Younger family and their fight to make dreams come to reality while trying to find a place in the integrated community. Hansberry focuses on the family hardships being faced day to day. Arising problems with characters like Walter and Beneatha expose those dynamics. Mama keeps the faith as well as encouraging everyone to do better. The idea of family gets the Youngers through the toughest times.
LDC FINAL EASSSY MODLE #1 An person’s dream is everything for them . They set goals they try to succeed some have the will power to do everything it takes to achieve it . Most don’t have the guts to even try to even achieve it . Lorrine Hansberry “ raisin in the sun “ was a inspiring literature about a family living in Chicago facing conflicts with each other over 10,000 dollars of insurance money .
There are few American novels that encompass the entirety of the human experience like John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. George and Lennie have an unbreakable bond of friendship. Others in the novel, however, are not so lucky. Lennie meets a man named Crooks, a black slave who lives in a little shed that leans off the wall to the barn.
The characters represent a daily life person. The characters Crooks, Lennie and Candy are basically the men that no one respects and are isolated from the rest of the group just like in modern age when people are different from a group they are made to feel like they are just not good enough. So today my essay is all based on section 4, John Steinbeck represents the