Essay on Lorraine Hansberry 's A Dream Deferred

1467 Words Jan 20th, 2016 6 Pages
A Raisin In The Sun by Lorraine Hansberry is realistic fiction of drama in which the play’s title and the action character represent the play 's theme. The play focused on Black America’s struggles to reach the American Dream of Liberty and Pursuing happiness during the 1950 and the 1960. The idea of everyone having the chance to achieve a better life should exist for all. Hansberry created her title using a line from Langston Hughes poem “A dream Deferred”. The original poem was written in the 1951 about harlem Hughes line from the poem claimed that when dreams are deferred they dry up like a Raisin In The Sun. This meant that they disappear. Hughes poem further suggested that when dreams and goals are denied to be pursued people depressed and die with their dreams. This meant that Black America may respond violent to their racism. Hughes noted Black America discontent with life and society. Hughes poem was a precursor to african american families. Hansberry not only used hughes poem to create her title, but she also used it to express the spirit of black america. Through her character Walter Young, Beneatha Younger, Lena Younger (Mama), Hansberry created real examples of Black America struggling to reach the American Dream. Through her character, Walter Younger, Hansberry created a real example of a Black American’s struggle to reach the American Dream. Walter’s American Dream was to get the best quality of life for his family. He was going to achieve this dream by…

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