Similarities Between The Great Gatsby And A Raisin In The Sun

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In the two texts, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, the idea of the American Dream is portrayed differently between different characters. The American Dream is all about being successful, and the definition of success in this way is seen as having as much money and wealth as possible. The way of achieving this is by having money. Which, in turn, makes money important to attaining the American Dream. This is shown throughout both texts, but can be specifically focused on one character from both texts. One character is an example of someone who would agree that money is important to the American Dream, while the other character might agree that money is important, but in different ways than the other, as that their American Dream is not just to be wealthy. Money is important in pursuing and succeeding in personal goals, like Beneatha Younger in A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry. The story takes place mostly in the Younger Family’s low-income apartment in the Southside of Chicago. The family is nearly impoverished, with Walter Younger, son of Lena (Mama) Younger, and husband to Ruth Younger, bringing in majority of the family’s income. The Younger Family gets a chance of opportunity for a better life when Lena (Mama) Younger receives a check in the mail from the insurance company. The check was for ten-thousand dollars which was the heirs and life insurance of her deceased husband. Lena Younger ultimately decides
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