'Selfless Sacrifice In Lorraine Hansberry's Shaving'

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“But now the window was full in the beam of the dying sunlight, and Barry stood there, illuminated in the golden warmth for a whole minute, knowing it would soon be gone”(116). This quotation comes from the short story “Shaving” written by Leslie Norris. It is describing Barry, who is struggling to fill the position of the man of the house, shaving his sickly father’s face. Barry sacrifices his time with friends to be able to do this deed for the one he loves. A Raisin in the Sun, a play written by Lorraine Hansberry, portrays Walter Younger to be a selfish man who sacrifices the family’s insurance money for a down payment on a liquor store. The novel, A Tale of Two Cities, written by Charles Dickens, shows the true meaning of selfless sacrifice when Sydney Carton, a low life drunk, sacrifices his life because he loves Lucy and wants her to be happy. Selfless sacrifice shows the true meaning of nobility.
Barry selflessly sacrifices his time with friends to go and take care of his sickly father in the short story “Shaving”. Barry sacrifices his time of being a
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Tho it is hard to see until the very end of the play, A Raisin in the Sun written by Lorraine Hansberry shows Walter Younger is a big dreamer and wants to be rich. Younger is a very selfish man and shows his selfishness through his sacrificing of the family money. When the Younger family inherits ten thousand dollars from the death of a family member, Walter goes crazy trying to get his hands on the money to invest in the liquor store downtown. His selfishness is shown when Mama gives him what is left of the life insurance and he is told to save a generous amount of money for Beneatha’s schooling and then he can keep the rest for saving up. Instead of doing what he is told to do, he invests in the liquor store with his two other friends. This shows Walter to be a very selfish family member by not using the money the way it is suppose to be used
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