The Raisin In The Sun American Dream Analysis

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Dreams make the world go round, and add a sense of ambition and diversity. People have dreams to show their beliefs, and eventually be successful. This dream in particular, The American Dream, is the idea that anyone regardless of social status, race, or religion can have a chance to create a better life through hard work and determination. In the play “The Raisin in the sun” by Lorraine Hansberry, Walters dream is to have his own Liquor store, to make more money to support his family, and gain the independence, freedom, and happiness that describe the American dream. Part of the American Dream is that anyone can have their own property, or business, and be independent. This connects to Walter because he wants to have his own Liquor store,…show more content…
Walter wants to be free and be able to support his family, himself. “This morning I was looking in the mirror and thinking about it… I'm thirty five years old; I been married eleven years and I got a boy who sleeps in the living room, and all I got to give him is stories about how rich white people live(Hansberry 16). Walter wants to make a better life for his son, and the freedom to be able to do that, since he is a black man. Another part of the American Dream that Walter wants is happiness. Walter wants to be happy and his family to be happy for him. “That is just what is wrong with the black woman in this world… Don't understand about building their men up and making them feel like they somebody, like they can do something” (Hansberry 16). Walter feels that his wife doesn't support him, and doesn't want him to be happy because she is not on board with his dream to own a liquor store. Walter is a good example of the American Dream because he works hard, and strives to try to accomplish his dream. Even though he doesn't actually accomplish his goals, through no fault of his own, he still puts an effort in. The American Dream is valuable because everyone wants to be better than the next one, and the American Dream definition in one word would be success, which is valuable. Walter shows that dreams could come true but there will always be bumps in the
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