Essay about Lorraine Hansberry 's A Dream Deferred

1388 Words Jan 27th, 2016 6 Pages
A Raisin in the Sun By Lorraine Hansberry is realistic fictional drama in which the play’s title and the action of the character represent the play’s theme. The play focused on Black America 's struggles to reach the American Dream of life, liberty, and pursuing happiness during the 1950s and the 1960s. 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 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 used Hanberry. 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 American may respond dead to their racism. Hughes noted Black America’s discontent with life and society. Hanghess 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 characters, Walter Younger, Beneatha Younger, and Leana Younger, Hansberry created real examples of Black America’s struggles to reach the American Dream. Through her character Walter Younger, Lorraine Hansberry created real example of Black America 's struggle to reach the American. Walter’s American Dream was to get out of poverty. He was going to achieve this…

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