Use Of Race Theory In Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun

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Muhammed Ali once said, “Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn’t matter which color does the hating. “In the book A Raisin in the Sun, Beneatha, and Walter, are examples of how race affects the decisions the characters make when this book is examined through race theory First, Walter’s actions are examined through race theory because Walter wanted to open a liquor store while ruth wanted to rent a house in a white neighborhood. But Walter instead took off to Willy Harris when the whole Younger family knew this was a bad idea and Walter gave Willy everything he had and instead of putting that money away and investing it in the liquor store, Willy took off with the money and was never heard of again. When that happened Walter went into a stage where he had no self-respect in himself. After that Mr. Linder did not want them moving into a “white neighborhood” and offered them some money to move somewhere else and at that instant Walter had felt so disrespectful and calmly while keeping in all his anger, told Mr. Linder to step out of his house.…show more content…
But that wasn’t the reason she stopped her career and dream of being a doctor. The one roadblock that stood in Beneatha’s way was herself. When she at her house she thought to herself, doctors only help people physically, like injuries or surgeries, but I want to help people mentally. I want to motivate people and when people are feeling disappointed in their self, I want to be the one that helps them get through their rough times and help them work things out one step at a

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