Symbolism In Raisin In The Sun

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A Dream inside a Fruit Lorraine Hansberry was an African-American playwright and writer. Hansberry was the first black female author to have a play performed on Broadway. She grew up on the southside of Chicago and Is the author of Raisin in The Sun. Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, and novelis. Hansberry met Hughes as a child, His poem Harlem (A dream deferred) influenced Hansberry to write her play in response to the topic question “What Happens To a dream deferred”?. The main idea of the story was to answer the topic question and it did just that by using symbolism. There were 3 characters who were used to symbolise what happens to a dream deferred. In her play, Raisin in the sun, Hansberry uses Lena Younger, Beneatha Younger, and Walter Younger to show the negative consequences that occur when you put off your dream. To begin, Hansberry uses Lena Younger(Mama) as one of the characters who had a negative effect from her dream being deferred or put off. Mama is the mother of Beneatha and Walter Younger and widow to Walter Sr. Her dream was she wanted to build a happy family and believes one step toward this goal is to own a bigger and better place to live. But is put off when her husband dies and he leaves behind a 10,000$ check behind of his life earnings. Upon learning that her husband was the key to her dream and when he dies so does her dream Mama first realizes that her dream had died. Asagai say’s "in a house - in a world - where all dreams,
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