Wednesday, January 22, 2020
The American Dream in A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry Essay
Ã¢â¬Å"Check coming today?Ã¢â¬ The Life Insurance check that Mama will soon be receiving is the source of all the dreams in the Younger family. A major argument that Lorraine Hansberry makes in her play A Raisin in the Sun is the importance of dreams. Dreams are what each member of the Younger family is driven by. Mama wants to have her own home in a nice part of town; she does not want her children growing up in a place with rats. Walter wants to have a successful business so he can surpass the poverty that has plagued his family. And Beneatha wants to get a good education, become a doctor, and marry a nice man. Dreams are especially important to the Younger family as they come from a poverty laden family and desire to live the Ã¢â¬Å"American Dream.Ã¢â¬ Every member of the Younger family has a dream but each one is different with a different view on what the true Ã¢â¬Å"American DreamÃ¢â¬ really is. Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã The Youngers are a very poor family, and this shows in the setting of a tiny Chicago apartment with several people living in close proximity of each other. Hansberry also shows how the Youngers are a proud family by the way everything is arranged in the little apartment. Everything throughout the apartment was Ã¢â¬Å"selected with care and love and even hope Ã¢â¬â and brought to this apartment and arranged with taste and pride.Ã¢â¬ This shows that even though the Youngers do not have much, they are still proud of what they have. In a sense their pride is coming from the fact that they al...
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