Essay on Lorraine Hansberry 's A Raisin

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Occurrence of Different Dreams and Ultimate Lessons How was look like when the Lorraine Hansberry 's play, A Raisin in the Sun, is written? At that time, from the abolition of black slavery, African Americans could have freedom differently from the past. However, the liberty existed on the only surface. As the reader can find in the play, there were many cases that the African American families that are not different from other normal white families have pain in racial prejudice and discrimination. Even if they had same right on the surface of society, they still had invisible wall that separates their social position and status. Therefore, there were many restrictions, prejudices and discriminations for African Americans to have same prerogative. In these circumstance, the Younger family that appear in the play, A Raisin in the Sun, could be very ordinary African American family. The family that lives in Chicago is not only normal but also impoverished. The author, Lorraine Hansberry, focused on their life and dreams that most African Americans have. In this setting, the readers can examine closely the reality and relations of the African American family with time background. This play’s fundamental affair that affects comprehensive content of the play is the insurance money from his father 's death. From this check, each one of the family members have different kinds of dreams that they could not achieve without money. Walter Lee Younger, the son of the family, has a…

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