research paper to raisin in the sun

3138 Words Oct 6th, 2014 13 Pages
May 5, 2014
Eng- Sunday Evening

I have a dream…
“A dream deeply rooted in the American Dream.”
“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live without the true meaning of its creed: “we hold these truths to be self- evident: that all me are created equal.”
“I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judge by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
“I have a dream that one day little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with white boys and white girls are walk together as sisters and brothers.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

In the play “A Raisin In A Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry is essentially about dreams, including the American
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Which was dirty and small. They were cramped up and highly uncomfortable, it was defiantly not a proper house for five people and a baby on the way. Therefore Mama’s dream of having better living qualities was a smart investment. “Them houses they put up for colored in them areas way out all seem to cost twice as much as other houses. She found a nice house for a good price in a White neighborhood; white neighborhoods had bigger and cheaper homes then black neighborhoods. She found the best deal as she said her self: I did the best I could” (Act 2. Scene 1.93) Mama thinks she chose the best option for the family and she did. This can be related to Marin Luther King Jr.’s dream as well. He dreamed of a world where black and whites and all races would live in peace. He envisioned that there would be no hate because of skin tone or place of origin. He dreamt that “We cannot be satisfied as long as a Negro’s basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one” (“I Have a Dream” by Martin Luther King Jr.) By this line he meant that they should not stop fighting for equal rights until they move out of little suburban areas classified as ghettos. Once again that speech can relate to Walter Lee, when he finally takes a stand in his “manly hood” and shows his pride in his family. The story ended as him being the head of the family because he took control and became a family man by rejected an offer from a white businessman to stay out of a white neighborhood

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