A Raisin In The Sun Essay

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1 ENG2603 Assignment 02 Unique number: 716359 UNISA student number: 57342709 2 Context Cover page: page 1 Context page: page 2 Question A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry: page 3 to page 5 Bibliography: page 6 Plagiarism report: page 7 3 A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry "life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement regardless of social class or circumstances of birth” Throughout Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, we see the positive and negative effects of chasing the American Dream. The American Dream is rooted in the Declaration of Independence, which proclaims that "all men are created equal" with …show more content…

Walter Lee becomes more worried about the money than the situations around him, such as his wife’s pregnancy- he does not even try to tell her not to terminate. Walter becomes obsessed with making the business transaction to change their lives, he so desperately wanted a better life with nice cars, gardens and great schools- he too wanted to give the world to his son but in his way and not his mother’s. Walter Lee even tries to get his wife Ruth to get Lena “mama” to give him the money (p.17). Lena has no intention to let any of the money go towards investing into a liquor store (p.50) “there ain’t going to be no investing in no liquor stores”. Lena “mama” puts down a deposit on a nice big house where Travis can have his own room and Ruth is so happy and excited. Walter feels betrayed, that his mother has destroyed his dreams after encouraging him to have them (p.71) “so you butchered up a dream of mine”. Lena then gives Walter Lee the remainder of the money – sixty-five hundred dollars- asking that three thousand goes into a savings account for Beneatha’s studies and that the remainder belongs to him to do as he sees fit. “It ain’t much, but it’s all I got in the world and I’m putting it in your

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