Lorraine Hansberry 's A Raisin Of The Sun Essay

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A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry is a realistic fictional drama in which the play’s title and the actions of the characters represent the play’s theme. The play is focused on Black Americans struggles to reach the American Dream of Life,Liberty, and pursuing happiness ,During the 1950’s and 1960’s . 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 its like a raisin in the sun. This meant that they disappeared or vanished. Hughes poem further suggested that when dreams and goals are denied to be pursue people get depressed and die with their dreams. This meant that Black Americans may respond violently to racism. Hughes noted Black Americans are disconnected with life and society. Hughes poem was a precursor to African Americans families. Hansberry not only used Hughes poem to create her title, but she also used it to express the spirit of the Black African Americans. Through her character, Walter, Beneatha, Mama, Hansberry created real examples of Black Americans struggles to reach the American Dream. Through her Character Walter Younger, Lorraine Hansberry created a real example of Black Americans struggles to reach the American Dream. Walter’s American dream was to build his own business. He…

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