Mama's Dream In A Raisin In The Sun By Lorraine Hansberry

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Not just only blacks were discriminated, but also everyone else in other ways by sex, skin color, family background, or even their physical appearance. In the play, A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, Mama used some of the insurance money to buy a new home in Clybourne Park. This new neighborhood is a white neighborhood but, they are a black family, so they were not welcomed to move in. This caused everyone in the family to hesitate about whether or not to move in. But, this was Mama’s dream, to buy a new house for the family and to bring them closer. In the end, they all decided to move in. So, the play ended happily because moving into the new neighborhood will be a new start for the whole family, a chance for everyone in the Younger …show more content…
For example, Mama’s dream was to have the family to become closer and the new house could help her achieve her dreams because it will make the family happier because they are no longer living in poverty when they move in. Also, Beneatha was planning to go to Africa to study medicine and her dream was to become a doctor. So, her dream is slowly progressing if she decided to go to Africa with Asagai. Before, she kept on saying that there were no doctors in Africa, so she planned to go there to help out and practice to become a professional doctor. “To go to Africa, Mama--be a doctor in Africa…” (3.1.150). As for Ruth, she decided to keep the baby in the end and she realized that giving birth to the baby was more important than taking the life away. Everyone’s dreams were slowly progressing at the end of the story. Walter changed a lot in the end as well and he was happy that he …show more content…
Lindner offered the family a higher price to buy their new house because the people in the new neighborhood did not welcome them to live there. But, Walter stood up for the family and rejected his offer. As we can see, Walter became more like a man when compared to the beginning of the story. In the beginning, he was always upset with the insurance money because Mama was not willing to give him the money. Then, he would be mad and starts to complain about how Mama destroyed his dreams in opening a liquor store. But, once Mama gave him the money to fulfill his dream, he loses all of it, even Beneatha’s portion of the money. After he learned his mistake, Walter became more sophisticated because he valued money more. In addition, one can see that Walter became more prideful when he rejected Lindner’s offer and his family was happy for him. “And we have decided to move into our house…(Mama has her eyes closed and is rocking back and forth as though she were in church, with her head nodding the Amen yes)...We don’t want your money.” (3.1.148). His actions do not only show his pride, but also his

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