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

1493 Words Dec 8th, 2016 6 Pages
Myles Gregor
Ms. Cochran
Magnet Civil/Cultures English I Honors
28 October 2016
“A Raisin in the Sun”
“A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry is a play and a movie that reveals the struggles of a dejected family that is in America for their fifth generation in their hometown of Southside, Chicago. Hansberry has brilliantly written this Golden Globe nominated play about the Younger family and how they are barely surviving in their cramped apartment. The play and the movie both represent discrimination in America, “the country of liberty.” In the play and the movie, prejudice against the Younger family reveals that the surrounding community neglects the basic human liberties of those they find unsuitable.
There are many similarities and differences in this piece of literature, but early on one stands out as a major theme of the entire novel and movie. At breakfast time, in both forms, Ruth is cooking eggs for the entire family. Ruth, today like everyday, is making scrambled eggs. Walter is tired and worn out of his monotonous morning routine. When Walter is asked what type of eggs he would like, he snapped and emphasized “Not scrambled (RUTH starts to scramble the eggs)” (Hansberry 26). Ruth, doing the opposite of Walter’s request, goes and scrambles his eggs. This reveals that the Younger family does not have many luxuries in life. This symbolises Ruth and the entire family because they are working full time jobs while still not being able to support the family. Even…

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