Essay on A raisin in the sun

A Raisin in the Sun: Lena Younger (Mama)

A Raisin in the Sun Lena Younger (Mama) Lena Younger (Mama) had dreams of buying a house with her husband and having a garden of her own; “…you should know all the dreams I had ‘bout buying that house and fixing it up and making a little garden in the back-And didn’t none of it […]

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Essay: a Raisin in the Sun

Essay: A Raisin in the Sun It is a common notion that money doesn’t buy happiness. Or does it? The classic play, “A Raisin in the Sun”, by Lorraine Hansberry seeks to reflect on this idea. The play recounts the story of the Youngers, a poor African American family, who are awaiting the arrival of […]

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A Raisin In The Suntopics

As you read the play, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Handlebars, answer the following questions in complete sentences. Use specific examples from the play to support your answers. Act One 1. In a play, our attention is held by people in conflict. Look carefully at the opening scene through Walter’s exit (page 839). […]

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Characterization of Walter in A Raisin in the Sun

Walter is the main character of the Raisin in the Sun, being Mama’s only son. In addition, he makes most of the conflict at home. He is a complex character, with mixed feelings with his home. He is the character that moves between the antagonist and the protagonist, which makes the story live and natural […]

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Women in A Raisin in the Sun

Lorraine Hansberry’s playwright, ‘A Raisin in the Sun’, sets a strong depiction of black women in the south side of Chicago after World War II. Hansberry’s depiction of these women is more believable when shown by her, that if it were shown by anyone else because she was a young black woman struggling to make […]

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A Raisin In The Sunamerican Dream

A Raisin in the Sun takes a few weeks out of the life of the Younger Family. They are an African American family living on the South Side of Chicago in the 1950’s. Both the play and the movie have an appealing everyman quality about it and makes one feel, regardless of their race, sympathy […]

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A Raisin In The Sun Example #4

A Raisin In the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry illustrates how blacks were discriminated against in the real estate market of the 1950s. The Youngers are a black family struggling to create a better life for each other, but are faced with social geographical boundaries that attempt to stonewall their dream of a better living situation. […]

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A Raisin in the Sun

In” A Raisin in the sun”, Lorriane Hansberry depicts many aspects of human nature, especially family. Family is expressed in different ways. Mama strongly believes in the importance of family throughout the book. She continues to try to keep them together by fulfilling their dreams before hers. As they go through trying times but come […]

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A Raisin In The Sun and Everyday Use

Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin In The Sun” and Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use” are both stories that are connected by the common factor of family values. Although both stories have their own individual qualities it is the heritage and importance of family that brings both stories together. The similar personalities of Beneatha from “A Raisin In […]

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