The Role Of Poverty In Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun

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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. Next their were a indications of the lack of money when everyone in the family was waiting for the ten thousand dollars for the father’s insurance company.…show more content…
An example of this is when Walter used the insurance money to make an unauthorized transaction for a liquor license. In life today troubles of the same nature would be cyber crimes and stolen identities, these crimes affect our world and everyday living. Finally, poverty is affecting thousands of people in the United States; this impact is changing the quality of life for families as noted in the play A Raisin in the Sun. The lack of money for families hinders society to grow in jobs, education, health care and in having the ability to draw other companies to invest in our
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