A Raisin In The Sun Analysis

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While reading the short story “A Raisin in the Sun” written by Loraine Hansberry, I saw the lifestyle the Youngers had. The apartment they are living in seems small, and only has one tiny window in the kitchen (Hansberry). The living room is also the dining room which is also where Travis, Ruth and Walters son, who is about ten or eleven (Hansberry). There is one bathroom, shared by families from other rooms, Travis, Ruth, Walter, Mama, and Beneatha (Hansberry). There are two small bedrooms, shared between Ruth and Walter, and Mama/ Lena and Beneatha (Hansberry). The story starts off with Ruth, angered and calling for Travis to wake up and hurry up to use the bathroom before the others need it (Hansberry). For the characters, it is hard for them to get along, by only caring about money and getting by for themselves to be successful enough and get a better house. The characters attitudes towards each other are based on money and wealth. Walter wants to invest in a liquor store, and become wealthy from it, He tells Ruth as there in the kitchen as she cooks him breakfast “This little liquor store we got in mind cost seventy-five thousand and we figured the initial investment on the place be ‘bout thirty thousand, see. That’d be ten thousand each” (Hansberry). Walters mother, Lena, also called Mama, is receiving a check for ten thousand dollars, and Walter thinks she should give it to him to help for the liquor store. Ruth seems to have no faith in Walter’s liquor store idea,

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