What Are The Similarities Between Hansberry And Frederick Douglass

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Most people who dream the American Dream, will dream of a life with a white picket fence, a happy family and a happy home. A Raisin in the Sun, a play written by Lorraine Hansberry in 1959 tells a story of one's man's American Dream of becoming weathy, so he can be happy. A second piece entitled "Narrative Life of Fredrick Douglas" discusses how Fredrick Douglass' American Dream about how he wants to have an education. Hansberry and Fredrick Douglass discussed the similar and differences and the idea of the American Dream. First, the similarity with the play and the narrative is they both have an American Dream. In the play a character name Walter's aspiration is wealth and to be able to provide for his family. He donesn't like the sutution that he is in. Do you know what this money can do for us?" Walter belives money would bring hin happiness and open doors for opportunity for him and his family. Frederick wants to learn how to read and write. He wants to gain knowelge and wisdom about life. Also, Walter and Frederick Douglass both want something better for themselves. The goal is to better themselves in their lives. For instance, Walter …show more content…

In accomplishing this, I was compelled to resort to various startagems." Walter was Walter is a man who is eager in becoming wealthy, while Douglass is a slave who wants to learn about reading and writing. In the play, Walter says, "I want so many things that they are driving me kind of crazy..." This quote is talking about how Walter wants to some many things, but he cannot have it because he does not have a lot of money. Another example, Fredrick Douglass said, "I would sometimes say to them, I wished I could be as free as they would be when they got to be men." This quote is talking about how Fredrick wants to be free, but he is a slave, so he cannot have freedom and is permitted from learning to read and

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