Essay on Analysis Of The Movie ' A Raisin Of The Sun '

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Dreams Deferred

Dreams, hopes, and aspirations are things that people develop during any time period of their lives, which can consist of a long term or short term goal wanting to be completed. In my own words. Deferred means altered or not happening the way you want it to. When you put the two words “dreams’ and ‘deferred” together it can mean that something gets in the way of plans you wanted to happen and dreams you had high hopes for. In the play as well as the movie A Raisin in the Sun, all four adults of the Younger family each have their own dreams. Through their own actions and the actions of others, their dreams become deferred.

Lena, who is Walter Lee’s mother works as a housekeeper in the beginning of the story, but it is her last day since the check of 10,000 dollars from her late husband’s insurance is almost officially her’s as well as the rest of the family. Lena has dreams of relocating herself and other family members whom she lives with, out of the small apartment they all share. The apartment is so small, Lena’s grandson Travis sleeps on the couch every night and the whole family has to share a bathroom with other residents where they live. At the end of the day, Lena just wants to see her family happy. Seeing them happy is a dream that both she and her late husband shared. Lena then acted on her dream and uses 3,500 dollars to place a down payment on a house in a predominantly Caucasian neighborhood, Clybourne Park. Her dreams were almost deferred…

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