Analysis Of The Younger Family In A Raisin In The Sun

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Families come in several varieties based on the way they interact with one another, their ethics, appearance and even the way they are related. People all over the world consider their families functional and sufficient. In the play titled a Raisin in the Sun, there is a family introduced to the readers as “The Youngers”. The Younger family is an African-American family living on the South Side of Chicago in the 1950s. However, my family is a unit that is currently together family generally want the same things as many family. The reader can come the conclusion that the Younger family was designed to help the reader relate easily. Though my personal family, the Perkins family, is more resourceful and communicative than the Younger family, the …show more content…
Considering how small the apartment was the Younger Family spent a lot of time together. The family was a chain reaction if something happened to one member of the family it will affect everyone around them. For example, if Walter had a bad day at work driving the men around he would come home and take it out on those who can’t respond effectively thus creating an argument. Many black men, in the 1950s specially, have to deal with inherent racism. The frustrations that they deal with does not only affect them, but it also affects their families as well. Communication is key, and is also something that the Youngers lacked. Not only Walter but other members of the family would not communicate directly with the family. Also, the family had to find out about Ruth being pregnant indirectly, rather than her communicating with the family. The Younger family could have avoided a lot of altercations with one another if they just simply spoke so the other person could understand what was going on. Being and living in such a small environment can really stress one out when no one is doing any productive and proactive communication. From past experience with my own family, I now know the affect a lack of communication can have on a family. The Perkins family has a structural communication system. We all have put our …show more content…
Mama is the most nurturing character in the play, and she constantly reminds Walter that all she has ever wanted is to make her children happy and provide for them. However, mama won’t allow anyone to disrespect her or something she believes in. Mama pointed that out when she laid her hand on her own daughter Beneatha for blaspheming God. My mom could closely relate to Mama, she cares for people even when she doesn’t have to. My mother would not let anyone talk down about God especially if it is her own child whom she raised to respect and love God. I would say that I am closely related to Beneatha in some ways, such as her seeking her own independence and not wanting anyone to do anything for her. Not so much as the problem with money but my brother tends to show the same characteristics as Walter. Walter often fights and argues with Ruth, Mama, and Beneatha. Far from being a good listener, he does not seem to understand that he must pay attention to his family members’ concerns because they are only trying to help him. My older brother and I used to argue a lot when we were younger and he thinks he is always right and no one can tell him anything. Of course, my younger brother resembles Travis. Usually Travis is just in the middle of something observing the scene and what is going on. Travis is not really involved in the main problems, or able to help. My younger brother is the same way, he usually just

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