Lorraine Hansberry’s play A Raisin in the Sun (1959) asserts that in life, those with less don’t go there in one day but through a prolonged time of struggle and strife . The first scene of the novel describes that a family that once was united and loving evolved into one that continues to survive in the conflict of society. In order to do this the author describes the furniture of the house and explains how through time the decor seemed to get worn and torn out. This section gives the audience the sense that the moments you once had can be replaced by ones you don’t want.
In the poem “Harlem,” Langston Hughes asks, “What happens to a dream deferred?” (Hughes 1). Mr. Hughes question is answered by the play Raisin in the Sun. The play follows the Younger family as they attempt to achieve their dreams. Hansberry uses Mama, Walter, and Beneatha the show the negative consequences that occur when your dreams are deferred.
Throughout life, there are high and low moments, but no matter how difficult times get, a family is supposed to stick together. In the play A Raisin in the Sun, written by Lorraine Hansberry, the Younger family goes through a roller coaster of emotions. Within the play, the Youngers come to face many different problems. However, in the play, the main issues occur between Lena Younger (Mama) and Walter Younger (Son of Mama). There always seems to be one main issue, how to spend Walter Lee Senior’s life insurance money.
All of this is covered in Lorraine Hansberry play, A Raisin in the Sun. The most important theme in the play “A Raisin in the Sun” is the coming together of the Youngers family. At first, Youngers are presented as a family that is loving but which have issues that cause them to not be close to one another and that intensify over the course of the play. Yet by the play’s end, the family
What makes a exuberant story? A few people would say that a solid theme or plot makes a story. Others would say that, if the writer was truly passionate about the story, where the reader could instantly feel that passion. Well all this is true but, it’s missing one key thing to literacy. Figurative language.
“A Raisin in the Sun “ by Lorraine Hansberry is story about many family disappointments and In the story Lena (Mama) get $10,000 dollars insurance for her husband death .For Beneatha and ,Walter and Lena have their desires to do something with the money. Beneatha dream is to become a doctor and hope for Lena(mama) to help her pay for medical school and Walter Lee dream is to open a liquor store with partnership with his friends as for Lena (mama) hopes to finance a home where they have space to live decently and Travis can play outside also Lena(mama) can finally grow a garden. In “A Raisin in the Sun“ by Lorraine Hansberry shows many examples about sexism in the 1950’s ,Beneatha and Walter represent many of the stereotypes shown of a female and male roles .Above all as times have progress will still see sexism for example the wage gap in sport between a female athlete and male athletes .
DREAMS! Dreams to be a doctor, dreams to be a business owner, dreams to own your own house. Everyone has a dream of their own. This is proven to be true in the book Raisin In The Sun by Lorraine Hansberry. The dreams of Banetha,Walter, and Mama proves that everyone has their own dreams no matter if you’re family or not.
Every day, I think to myself, how could I make myself a better person? Well, it can differ based on where one stands in life. For example, it is uncommon to meet someone who has reached their maximum potential during their younger years. This is also known as a lack of self-actualization.
When people are poor, they often have a lot of problems in their life. They struggle through every day, but they learn to appreciate everything that they have. However, when people are going through tough times, they often think that money will solve all of their problems. In “A Raisin In The Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry, she guides the audience through a black family -- impacted by the need for money -- living on the south side of Chicago. The Younger family gets Lena Younger’s dead husband’s insurance check and buys a house in a white neighborhood, and they save the remainder of the money for Beneatha’s medical degree and for starting a liquor store.
“Being rich doesn't always mean having money. It means being happy with the amount that you have.” In the play, A Raisin in the Sun written by Lorraine Hansberry, Walter Lee Younger Jr, a man who may not be happy until he has this check he's been waiting for in his hands. A man whose family has never been financially stable and wants the best for everyone. Younger has goals, he wants to open a bar and be a businessman.
This week in biology we learned that how to predict the phenotype by knowing the genotype. The genotype of both parents helps find the four possibilities of the possible genotypes of their children. We also learned of blood types that people have and how type O blood is the recessive blood type. We also learned that there are different modes of inheritance. There are four.
The intention of the author of any play is to get the attention of his or her audience and let it understand his or her thoughts while at the same time being entertained. “A Raisin in the Sun” is a great play that focuses on a family’s pursuit of the American dream. The author, Lorraine Hansberry, skillfully addresses the issues of identity, beauty and class that the black community is grappling with. She challenges America’s whites to pull down the obstacles that prevent the blacks from fulfilling their dreams while at the same time challenging the blacks to clearly define their dreams. The theme of choice is well depicted throughout the play.
The Younger faced various obstacles that caused a deferred dream; however one vital issue is poverty. They lived in Chicago Southside a low-income area and the description of their traditional furniture has the reader to know that it was old; the carpet displayed frayed spots of wear and tear. Therefore, a suggestion from the author it was purchased in previous years. Also, Ruth refused to give her child fifty cents for the teacher, yet her spouse responded by giving him one dollar considering he did not want poverty to affect his son’s life. Meanwhile in today’s relationship money is the key concern in divorces, Ruth, and Walter's relationship had difficulties to occur due to the shortage of money.
“A dream is a wish your heart makes.” However, if you want to accomplish that dream you cannot be fast asleep. Dreams are things people work for, no matter how bumpy the road may be. On the crisp cold night of callbacks, I checked the website for the hundredth time to see if the cast list had finally been posted. I closed my eyes as tight as I could and hoped with all my being that this would be the show where I would get the lead.
Mama sprinkled her love for the family as if they were seeds in her garden, hoping with enough sunshine that they could blossom into the flower she hoped they could become. Lorraine Hansberry illustrates the hidden meaning of family through Mama’s plant as it undergoes positive and negative changes throughout the novel. In A Raisin in the Sun, Mama’s plant represents the family’s growth over time, dependence on Mama, and the ability of sustaining life even in the most difficult of times. Even though the play only takes place during the span of a few months or so, the growth and changes by the Youngers’ over this period of time is more than physical. To begin, Mama, the head of the household in the Younger family, symbolizes the plant, as
Langston Hughes seems to enjoy exposing his view on the dreams of all people projecting his concern through his poetry. For example, in “A Dream Deferred” he asks, “What happens when a dreams deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?” This was his way of showing how a dream could shrivel and lose life over time. Many thought that at the end of 1950s “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine hansberry the younger family had became what Langston thought would happen and Lena's chance at fulfilling her dream was lost even giving wind to the title of the book itself.