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The Importance Of Dreams In A Raisin In The Sun

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“A dream is a wish your heart makes” - Cinderella. We all have aspirations and things that we want to accomplish. These hopes that we have influence our decisions and help us determine what we want to achieve during our lifetime. However, this also means that our dreams and what we do to achieve them can be judged by others. When I grow up, I want to be a nurse administrator. My boyfriend’s mom works in pathology at Texas Health Presbyterian (yes, that is the “ebola hospital”). So, one day I was talking with Hunter, my boyfriend, about the medical field and he began to tell me a story his mom told him about something he thought was totally disgusting. While he thought it was disgusting and gross, I thought it was super cool and wanted to learn more. His judgement of anything to do with the medical field is that it is gross. People affect the dreams you have for yourself by causing a fear of judgement through their expectations of you, but that does not mean you should give up.
In the play, A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, the Younger family has the dream of moving into a nice house. However, when they get a visit from a representative from the community they want to move into, things turn south. The family is offered a large sum of money to not move in because of their skin color. This makes the family fearful because, they have seen news where people of color who move into mainly white neighborhoods tend to be harassed. Eventually, the family overcomes their
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