Equality In Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun And I Have A Dream Speech

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The Cambridge Dictionary’s definition of equality is, “The right of different groups of people to receive the same treatment.” The struggle of equality usually occurs within groups of people with a common gender, race, religion, or belief. When we deny equal rights to one of these common groups, we teach our younger generations that it is acceptable to deny people basic rights which leads to turmoil and uproar in our country. The cure for this is standing up for equality, showing pride for your race, and demanding justice. Martin Luther King showed exemplary examples of demanding justice in his famous “I Have a Dream Speech” as Lorraine Hansberry shows pride in her world-renowned play A Raisin in the Sun. The idea of racial equality presented in both Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” and Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun provides justice, pride, and equality as the foundation for a peaceful world which contributes to future generations. Growing up Lorraine …show more content…
This justice/equality will provide the peace that is needed to end the turmoil of our country. Both stories emphasize the impact equality will have on generations to come. King expresses his dream “That [His] four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” As well Hansberry shows justice impacting future generations when she shows Walter standing up for his race and family in front of Travis, “This is my son, and he makes the sixth generation our family in this country. And we have all thought about your offer […]And we have decided to move into our house because my father – my father – he earned it for us brick by brick. (Hansberry 3.1.131-3)” Both stories emphasize justice, equality, and pride in addition to how they will contribute to the future of our

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