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Stereotypes In A Raisin In The Sun

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The American dream, an ideal that every US citizen can obtain “life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness” through hard work and determination, is a belief that many people desire. For some people, the dream becomes a nightmare where they enter a nation only to find exploitation and despair. The color of their skin, culture, and social status becomes a major hindrance colored people faced tracing back to slavery. Set in the 1950s- A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, depicts an impecunious African American family living in Chicago. Stereotypes and prejudices are revealed between the white and the black community. A Raisin in the Sun becomes a revolutionary work mirroring the oppressions of the African Americans.
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