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

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A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry, is a story of a family whose father dies and the family is expecting to get an insurance check from their father’s life insurance policy. This is also outline a very important part of black american history. It shows the culture around money in the black community. We can see some of this if you look around in present day. black lifestyle that we have now and then are shown countless times throughout the storyline.

At the beginning of Act I, the play opens in an apartment in the South side of Chicago. The reader meets Ruth, a woman in her thirties and the daughter-in-law to Mama. Mama is the woman or leader of the house since her husband died. We also learn about Travis, the youngest child, who sleeps on the couch in the living room and is the grandson to mama. They describe the living room furniture as worn and faded. Walter walks in the living room, he is son of mama. Ruth make breakfast for Walter and Travis. While eating breakfest, Travis asks Ruth, his mom, for 50 cents and she says “No”. She tells him to go to school. Before he leaves, his Dad Walter gives him money then Travis leaves. Walter start talking about the insurance check and using it to buy a liquor store. Ruth says to Walter “eat your breakfast”. Beneatha come to the living room. She is the daughter of Mama. She says that Mama is not giving Walter the money. Walter brings up the death of their father. Walter leaves to go to his job a car…

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