A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry Essay

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Everybody in life has a different dream. They all have different views and live life different. No two humans are the same. Some people’s dreams are to be the most successful they could be, no matter how much they make. Others believe that as long as they have family, there is nothing else in the world they need. There is also a belief that the only way they can be called successful is if they have all the money in the world. In A Raisin in the Sun, the Youngers show us that not all people have the same kind of dreams. The American Dream is the idea of aspiring to have a better life with a family, home, opportunities, money, and security. It is an idea that not everyone will achieve.
Mama is very responsible and takes care of the
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The only way he can show that he is successful is by having the money. In a way he is trying to do what he feels like is right for the rest of the family, but at the same time he is only worrying about himself. At the end of the play, Walter’s views change as he realizes that justice and equality for his family is important than money.
Beneatha represents self-independence. She is putting herself through medical school, and refuses to depend on a man for anything. She believes in only defending for herself. Her actions display greediness, independence, and selfishness. Beneatha believes that the family should put the money towards her education to help her finish school so she can try and become a successful doctor. She refuses and disagrees with her Mama because she does not believe they should join and live like the white people do. Her rich black history and African history is something she looks back at for how she lives life. She believes that is the way to live by and her family should feel the same.
The American Dream is the way a person feels they want to live by so they can be happy. Some people do what need to do to live that dream and be happy, but life is a tricky journey. Life throws stuff at people when it is sometimes unexpected and they only way a person can handle it, are by changing that dream. The American Dream does not always have to be a dream. It can
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