Analysis Of Great Minds Think Alike By Langston Hughes

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Great Minds Think Alike Harlem was ignited a movement before its time. Harlem was the location where greatness arose past the crust. The magnificent part about Harlem being this location where many would go to enjoy themselves was that these men and women were not Caucasian male and females, but majestic African-American men and women who would keep their audience dancing every night they would perform. Lorraine Hansberry was born during the Harlem Renaissance to Nannie Hansberry and Carl Hansberry, who was pretty well off, yet were also activist of African-American rights. During Lorraine’s childhood, she abides to a suburb that did not accept her family because of their ethnicity. As Lorraine Hansberry grew up, she would go to college at …show more content…
Both Langston Hughes and Lorraine Hansberry desired that the rest of the United States notice that African-Americans do not have the same opportunities or even considered equals. In Harlem, Langston Hughes creates a line depicting a black man, who was once filled with ambitions, having their dreams “dry up” in the sun. The majestic line has can be interpreted in multiple ways, but in my eyes and understanding the time period Langston Hughes wrote the poem, he must have describing the average working black man during the great depression losing all life and deferring their dreams to attempt to support their families. Lorraine Hansberry utilizes this line to title, A Raisin in the Sun, to display her understanding on how she interprets Langston Hughes poem and the connection of the average black man attempting to follow their dreams in a segregated United States. For instance, the University of Michigan article “The art of Social Criticism: Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun” states, “Hansberry anticipated the need and called for minority empowerment against inequality and discrimination”. In fact, she calls for this movement discreetly through her masterpiece by showing the struggles of a working black man who lose the money they receive for their fathers death, yet at the end they still buy a house they still face …show more content…
Langston Hughes and the uprising in Harlem during the Great depression was the igniter through multiple poems that spoke to a different audience than before. With that, Lorraine Hansberry keen on demonstrating the world the life of an African-American family, and wrote a remarkable play that stunned the United States. The two together were key contributors to the civil rights movement even through one was one of the main influences for multiple men and women. As Langston Hughes states in Harlem, “What happens to a dream deferred?”. Are you still pursing your dream or as your dream deferred away with

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