Essay on A Raisin Of The Sun By Lorraine Hansberry

763 Words Nov 15th, 2015 4 Pages
Lorraine Hansberry’s play A Raisin in the Sun is based on an African American family living in Chicago’s Southside with similar issues relatively to her own faced with her family. Hansberry wrote this play to expresses the importance of having dreams from the perspective of the characters and the effect of racism causing conflict of achieving the overall family’s dream. A Raisin in the Sun uses the elements of the setting and tone as the leading dramatic elements that define Hansberry’s intentions for getting the message across to the audience. The element of the setting creates the background of A Raisin in the Sun showing how difficult the family’s dreams of owning a new home was hard to accomplish. Hansberry creates the stage to show a two bedroom apartment reflecting the struggle of a family living in an uncomfortable situation with not enough space to accomodate them. The mother, Lena Young, uses a portion of the insurance money from her husband’s death to purchase a home in Clybourne Park to help better suit the family. Clybourne Park is considered a neighborhood where no colored people live. The Clybourne Park Improvement Association sent a representative by the name of Mr. Karl Lindner to advise the family they will not be welcomed with open arms in the neighborhood by stating: "It is a matter of the people of Clybourne Park believing, rightly or wrongly, as I say, that for the happiness of all concerned that our Negro families are happier when they live in their…

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