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

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“A Raisin in The Sun”,by Lorraine Hansberry is a realistic fiction in which the play title and the characters actions represent the play 's theme. The play focused on the black American struggles to reach the American Dream of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness during the 1950s and 1960s. The idea of everyone having the chance to a better life should exist for all. Hansberry creates her title using a line from langston Hughes poem “A Dream Deferred.” The original poem was written in 1951 about Harlem. The dream was about how dreams were deferred meaning that dreams that were put away, saved for later snad how they end up disappearing. Hughes poem further suggested that when dreams and goals are denied to be pursued people tend to give up on life. This meant that black Americans may respond violently to segregation. Hughes noted black Americans discontent with life and society. Hughes poem was a precursor to the civil rights movement. Hansberry not only used Hughes poem to create her title but she also used it to express her message. Through her characters Walter Younger, Beneatha Younger and Lena Younger, Hansberry created real examples of black American’s struggles to reach the American Dream. Through her character Walter Younger, Hansberry created a real example of black American Struggles to reach the American Dream. Walters American Dream was to invest in a liquor store. He was going to achieve this dream by using mama’s check of of ten thousand dollars. His…

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