Essay on A Raisin in the Sun

1424 Words Jun 12th, 2011 6 Pages
A Raisin in the Sun
Renee Ngala
University Of Phoenix

A Raisin in the Sun Culturally diverse people represent a distinct and precise set of needs than that of others within their communities, city, and state. I chose to examine concerns and challenges of one’s culture depicted by some of the actresses and actor in A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry. In this book report, I will identify the unique needs of the different characters, and propose a plan for delivering culturally competent strategies to address those issues. Lena Younger Lena Younger is the mother of Beneatha and Travis. Lena is a God fearing lady whom is a dedicated hard worker. Lena lives in a small apartment with her two children,
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Lena’s solid beliefs for how family is important and her number one priority, and the traditional setting may not be focused on separately, because they appear to be impacted by her strong spiritual faith. Whatever human service therapist working with Lena ought to consider how highly she value her spiritual beliefs and build her counseling around them. According to Carpenter (2003), [many religious clients are uncomfortable with therapists who do not share their beliefs] (para. 7). Consequently, the therapist must remember to not be bias while assisting Lena.

Beneatha Younger Beneatha Younger is a self-sufficient and well educated African American female residing with her family while attending college. Beneatha is in the center of a struggle for approval from the white society of which she lives in and also her African American world that she have a preference for. Beneatha’s conceited attitude toward her family member’s awareness for the Africans way of life and culture is ridiculed when she accepts a gift from her Nigerian friend and neglects to wear it to honor the genuine African American style. To compensate for a understanding, Beneatha made a remark to her Nigerian friend Asagai, she asserted, “I am looking for my identity,” this indicates that Beneatha is in fact confused because she is enduring mental clashes between her family’s social and economic status and their ethnicity in their

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