The Book “A Raisin in the Sun “ by Lorraine Hansberry , have many different events. Religion plays an important role in the character’s lives. People in real life have their own beliefs and in the book the reader can notice that Beneatha does not consider that God is important in her life. So Lena (Mama) argues with her saying that God should be more salient in her life. Therefore, there is a connection with this situation and the reader’s mind.
Have you ever wanted to accomplish something that nobody else thought you could be? In “A Raisin In the Sun” Beneatha Younger, a young black woman, living with her older brother’s family in an apartment too small in a racist 1950s town. Everyone in the family treats her as the little sister even though Beneatha’s in her twenties. Defiant, determined, and ambitious, Beneatha Younger is a young woman who as her heart set on becoming a doctor and finding her place in life. Beneatha Younger lives with the Younger family in an apartment too small for them.
In Lorraine Hansberry’s play,” A Raisin in the Sun” Beneatha Younger has great dreams for her future, but there are issues such as, race, education, and gender that stand in the way. Beneatha’s dreams of finding who she really is and becoming a doctor are affected by her gender in the play. Walter says to Beneatha,“I'm interested in you. Something wrong with that? Ain’t many girls who decide…to become a Doctor” Bennie helps him finish his sentence (Hansberry 36).
“Raisin in the sun” by Lorraine Hansberry according to Dreams Deterred: A Study of Lorraine Hansberry’s Raisin in the Sun is the first African American novel played by Broadway (Al-Duleimy). In this novel Lorraine Hansberry write about the dreams of a colored family, and the difficulties of each member of this family to realize their dreams. “What is so interesting is that these dreams are deferred and finally deterred, because simply they are built on the wrong premises” (Al-Duleimy, 538). Each of family member based their dreams with materialism. Lorraine criticizes the discriminatory and racial climate in America in the 1950s.The novel takes the place in a small neighborhood in Chicago.
“Well – I do – all right? – thank everybody! And forgive me for ever wanting to be anything at all! (Pursuing him on her knees across the floor) FORGIVE ME, FORGIVE ME, FORGIVE ME!” (1.1.123) This shows that Beneatha will do anything to achieve her dream of being a doctor and will consistently argue with the rest of the family. “Get over it?
They all suffer through this some more than others. In Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin In The Sun, hope leads to connections between people as shown through how Walter Younger overcomes and adapts to family struggles but later realized that going through the hard times as a family allowed them to succeed. Walter makes connections with the family when they struggle as shown when Walter attempts to buy
Mari Lopez Television, Film & Theatre “Raisin in Sun” Character Analysis One of the main characters in “A Raisin in the Sun,” written by Lorraine Hansberry, is the typical man of a household named Walter. This strong character had a lifetime dream of becoming rich in order to provide for his family as the wealthy families did. He is determined to become wealthy by investing in a liquor store with his father's insurance money, but that does not end up happening. Hansberry describes Walter as the typical tall African American who believes that his ways are always the best but, unfortunately, that is not exactly true. Instead, he causes quite a disappointment towards his family because he ends up losing his father's insurance money.
She wants to use the insurance money for her college education but because Walter loses the money she loses her dream. Her dream was corrosive because her demand for the money also caused a lot of anger and hate towards her brother. At the end of the story, Beneatha’s determination to receive financial aid has led to a lot of fights with her brother including when he lost it, but even though she lost it towards the end of the story, she has possibly set her mind for a new goal. We can see this in the text “(Beneath dropping to her knees) Well – I do – all right? – thank everybody!
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.
Walter wants to be free from the family’s low income lifestyle, and becoming rich is Walter’s extrinsic motivation to live. Mama said to Walter, “Son-how come you talk so much ‘bout money?” Walter responded with immense passion, “Because it is life, Mama!” Walter looks at life, and like a bride sees through her wedding vail, Walter sees through money lenses. He sees his father’s money as a possibility in a world that revolves around a minimal supply of money. He feels that if he cannot achieve greatness and get his family out of the slums of Chicago, then he has failed at everything. It not only concerns his family that he sees his human worth out of money, but it worries them because they are not able to trust him to be responsible and just when making decisions.