Essay about Analysis Of Lorraine Hansberry 's ' A Raisin Of The Sun '

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A Raisin in the Sun is a drama written by Lorraine Hansberry it takes place in Southside Chicago in about 1959. Hansberry uses the theme that the color of a persons skin is what keeps them from reaching their dreams. She uses characters to create a social divide between the black community, as well as the black and white communities based on wealth. This idea is represented by the polarization of Beneatha’s two love interests: Joseph Asagai and George Murchison. As well as Beneatha’s older brother Walter, who is stuck in between the two love interests when it comes to which side of the spectrum that he is on because he is so infatuated with his dream and the material benefit that it represents for him. Walter steers the direction of the play as well as creates the outcomes for the other members of the family. The characters that display this theme of racial and social divide are Joseph Asagai, George Murchison, Beneatha, and Walter. Beneatha is Walter’s little sister and has decided that she is going to become a doctor. At this time it is strange for women to be a doctor let alone a colored woman. Despite this fact, she is also in college and is very determined to find herself and to go back to the roots of her African culture. She has two suitors who are complete opposites of one another. George Murchison who is a privileged African American boy that has a family that is well off. He is the symbol of an assimilationist during this time period; exactly what Beneatha is…

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