A Raisin in the Sun is one of the most acclaimed plays written by Hansberry during the Civil rights movement which is around the time the story taking place where the Younger family face racial discrimination, poverty, and cultural conflict. A theme that was constantly referenced in A Raisin in the Sun is the harsh and long lasting conflict between money and morality through the development of the character Walter, the man of the Younger family. Throughout the play Walter strongly represent the conflict between money and morality of his actions such as believing that money is the way of life, risking the family by using all the insurance money, and redeeming himself through his action at the last scene of the play.
In the playwright A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry is about a poor African-American family named the Younger. This family live in a poor one bedroom apartment in the Southside of Chicago. In the play this family suffer and struggle a lot and they were always praying and wish to live in a very big house of their own. In the beginning of the play this family knows that they going to get Walter Lee Sr insurance worth 10,000 dollars that he left behind after his death for Lena ( mama). In the play this family was waiting on the check so that they share it to themselves. In the playwright Walter Lee wants to open his own type of business which is liquor store, in the other hand Lena ( mama) has always wanted to buy a big nice house with a backyard where her grandson Travis can been playing everyday. The three characters that are in the playwright are Walter Lee Younger Junior, Lena Younger (mama), and Ruth Younger this are three characters.
A Raisin in the Sun, play by Lorraine Hansberry depicts the life of the Younger family. Youngers is an African American family living in Chicago in 1950s, they are struggling for money. As the play proceeds, they run into a plenty of problems. The younger family is slowly tearing apart. Ruth younger the wife of Walter Lee Younger is holding the family from ripping apart. Ruth is the person who supports everyone in the family. Ruth's capability of thinking through and beyond with her fearless and rational nature makes her mature, selfless and loving women.
Walter Lee is stubborn, very ambitious, and filled with pride at the beginning of the story. He strives for success with the money “Mama,” also known as Lena got from the life insurance from her husband who recently passed away. Walter was so selfish all he wanted was to provide a better life for he and his family because he was not satisfied with their current standards of living. He wants more and wishes to become rich because he believes he never had enough growing up, but at the same time he wants to provide money and societal respect for his family. He put his trust with the money into a person who betrayed him and he ended up losing it all including his sisters schooling money. After this scene in the play Walter was at his lowest point,
A Raisin in the Sun, which is a play written by Lorraine Hansberry, causes a variety of emotions felt toward the Younger family. Two characters who live this out most within the play are Beneatha and Walter Lee, siblings living with their mother. Beneatha is in her early twenties, while Walter is more in his mid-thirties. They differentiate greatly in multiple ways, which causes different emotions associated with them. Beneatha is more closely linked with hope and lacks any sympathy felt towards her. Walter, on the other hand, is in a situation where the reader is more likely to feel pity for him. Through their current relationships, their current occupations, and their aspirations, Beneatha and Walter differentiate in the emotions that are
Lorraine Hansberry created the play "A Raisin in the Sun". A Raisin in the Sun recounts an anecdote about The Youngers who is a poor African American family living on the Southside of Chicago. A chance to escape from neediness comes as a $10,000 extra security watch that the female authority of the family (Lena/Mama) gets upon her significant other 's passing. Lena 's kids, Walter and Beneatha, each have plans with the cash. The most established child, Walter (a man of 35 with a spouse and a youthful child), wishes so anxiously to put resources into an alcohol store. The more youthful sister, Beneatha, presently an undergrad, needs to utilize the cash for therapeutic school. Lena has arranged too for the cash which is to purchase a house
Throughout literature characters have faced oppression in many forms including racism and sexism. Twentieth century authors have successfully captured both hardships endured and the triumphs realized. Nelson Mandela once said “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” Mandela professes that humans are not born to hate someone of a different color or to treat them differently. They are taught that people can survive, even flourish in the face of such adversity. The Younger family in the play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine
A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, is a book about a black family who is living in near poverty, until a check for 10,000 dollars is given in an insurance settlement. Walter Younger is portrayed as a selfish and misunderstood man, who is clearly obsessed with making money. What is perhaps most misunderstood is the reason he wants money. It isn't for himself, but so he can be a benevolent person who supports his family. This generosity is a cover: what he really wants is to be known as benevolent; worse, that if anyone wants something, they will have nowhere else to turn but him.
Similar to many plays, A Raisin In the Sun is told through a third person narrative while still providing facial expressions and actions that are usually not told in a book. Mama is the oldest of the family and has a close relation to God. Ruth appears to be the lady that keeps the family in check. Walter is a very ambitious man. Beneatha is a strong woman who can stand up for herself and will defend her beliefs. Travis is a young boy (around 8 years old) who is still naive and witnesses all these problems. Mrs.Hansberry uses side notes in the script to show emotion which would obviously be shown through the actor on stage.
It is easy for one to dream, but pursuing and achieving a dream is the difficult part. It takes time and dedication to achieve a dream. Some people feel that they are unable to ever achieve their goals because they are unrealistic or afraid of failure. Even so, people still manage to allow their dreams to thrive during hardship. The characters in the play A Raisin in the Sun all face adversity, yet ultimately do not hesitate to jump at the chance to chase their dreams when given the opportunity. In Lorraine Hansberry’s play A Raisin in the Sun, Hansberry uses symbolism of the potted plant, Beneatha’s nickname, and the check to represent the individual dreams that the members of the Younger family wish to achieve.
Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun is a play about segregation, triumph, and coping with personal tragedy. Set in Southside Chicago, A Raisin in the Sun focuses on the individual dreams of the Younger family and their personal achievement. The Younger's are an African American family besieged by poverty, personal desires, and the ultimate struggle against the hateful ugliness of racism. Lena Younger, Mama, is the protagonist of the story and the eldest Younger. She dreams of many freedoms, freedom to garden, freedom to raise a societal-viewed equal family, and freedom to live liberated of segregation. Next in succession is Beneatha Younger, Mama's daughter, assimilationist, and one who dreams of aiding people by breaking down
Raisin in the Sun is a play on Broadway that tells about a tragedy faced by an African American. The play is about Youngers family that lives in the ghetto and one that is at crossroads following the death of Younger’s father. Mother Lena Younger and her children reside in a cramped apartment in a poverty-stricken district in Chicago. Her grown-up children include Water Lee and Beneatha. The life insurance that matured following the death of Lena’s husband earns the family ten thousand dollars, and everybody is eagerly waiting for the full payment. The question that the entire family is faced with is whether the money should be invested in supporting studies of her daughter through the medical school, the business deal with the sons, or other dreams.
The adage “age is just a number” is true for the most part, a generational age gap can result in diverse ideas, as such is the social and technological advancement of society. In the play, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, the Youngers, an African-American family that is financially struggling, is given an opportunity to escape the cycle of poverty when Mama, the matriarch of the family, receives a ten thousand dollar insurance check upon her husband’s death. Disagreement as to what to do with the money arises, and the Younger family struggle to set aside their problems and differences in order to reunite as the family that they were before. In the play, Hansberry effectively communicates the idea that people harbor different opinions on varying ideas depending on the generation by revealing the opinions of Mama, Ruth, and Beneatha on the ideas of religion and marriage.
Walter resembles desperateness from beginning to end of the play. In the beginning of the play he begged for the money to Mama every day. He explained to her that the money will help with his future. Walter even has his wife talk to Mame to try to convince her to give him the money. When Walter loses all the money, he goes to Mr. Linder, a white man that lives in the all-white neighborhood where Mama bought a house. He negotiates with him that if Mr. Linder will give him and the family money not to move in their new home, they won't. Mr. Linder comes into the home undaunted and ready to sign the check. Although Walter attempted to do what is right Mama sees otherwise. She says to Walter “ ..-but ain't nobody in my family never let nobody pay ‘em no money that was a way of telling us we wasn't fit to walk the earth.” Walter has to make the decision of taking the money and having his family disappointed or moving into his new home without money. Walter says “ And we have decided to move into our new house because my father- my father- he earned it for us brick by brick.” At this moment the audience/readers register that Walter has
In the words of Jim Cocola and Ross Douthat, Hansberry wrote the play A Raisin in the Sun to mimic how she grew up in the 1930s. Her purpose was to tell how life was for a black family living during the pre-civil rights era when segregation was still legal (spark notes). Hansberry introduces us to the Youngers’, a black family living in Chicago’s Southside during the 1950s pre-civil rights movement. The Younger family consists of Mama, who is the head of the household, Walter and Beneatha, who are Mama’s children, Ruth, who is Walter’s wife, and Travis, who is Walter and Ruth’s son. Throughout the play the Youngers’ address poverty, discrimination, marital problems, and abortion. Mama is waiting on a check from the