Symbolism, Money, And Racism Essay
Symbolism, Money, and Racism in A Raisin in the Sun. Lorraine Hansberry was born on May 19, 1930 in the windy city of Chicago, Illinois. Hansberry was the first African American women to produce a play on Broadway and the name of this tremendous playwright is A Raisin in the Sun. This play and book won countless awards including the New York critics’ circle award, the Garry Cooper award in 1962, and best supporting actress in 1961.
Any family that has been through a struggle or and hardship can relate to A Raisin in the Sun. This play can inspire you to stand up for what you believe in and no matter what this situation may bring, family will always be there for you.
Racism is a big part of the novel. It is shown many times throughout the story, physically and verbally. As the story tells us about the Younger family, and their trials and tribulations to make it in a world that predominately favors a traditional white family. The Youngers experience racial profiling and belittling. Aside from the problems they face outside of the family, they also face various internal conflicts dealing with their race as African Americans.
One conflict is between Beneatha and George Murchison. George is an African American who has come to more wealth than many other families of his race. He has wishes to make Beneatha his woman. Murchison is seen as a very arrogant character with a large ego ("George”). Beneatha feels that rich colored…