What Is A Dream In A Raisin In The Sun

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In Montgomery, Alabama on December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks made the powerful decision to disobey the instructions of a white man who told her to move to the back of the bus after she had finished a long day of working. Rosa Parks was then arrested and became one of the most influential leaders of the Civil Rights movement, along with Martin Luther King jr., in leading us to today’s society of social equality and justice. The activists of the movement were fighting so that one day there would be no racial discrimination in the United States of America. In her play, A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry communicates some of the challenges of being African American in the 1950’s. The reader sees the dreams and hopes of the characters, Walter,…show more content…
Hansberry’s A Raisin in the sun explores the dreams of Walter, Mamma, and Bennie, and raises the question on whether or not it is acceptable to crush someone’s dream in order to further their own. Walter Younger aspires to be able to provide for his family by becoming the owner of a liquor store. In order to do so he will need to acquire the money that his father has left behind so that Walter will be able to put a down payment on the store that he is planning to open with two of his friends. The only problem is that Mamma won’t give Walter any of the money. In the movie, A Raisin in the Sun, there is a scene where Walter and Mamma are sitting down. Walter says to his mom, Momma, you are always telling us to have a dream, and now that I finally have mine, you won’t support me. Walter is crying because of the hurt and betrayal he
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