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The Pursuit Of Happiness in A Raisin in the Sun - Throughout Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, we see the positive and negative effects of chasing the American Dream. Hansberry expresses her different views on the American Dream through the characters and she portrays the daily struggles of a 1950 black family throughout A Raisin in the Sun. In this play, she is able to effectively show the big impact that even small decisions can make on a family. Hansberry shows the many different attachments that come with the fulfillment of this American Dream....   [tags: A Raisin in the Sun] 1985 words
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Pride in A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry - Lorraine Hansberry’s play, A Raisin in the Sun, centers on an African American family in the late 1950s. Hansberry directs her work towards specifically the struggles faced by African Americans during the late 1950s. Through the dialogue and actions of her characters, she encourages not only a sense of pride in heritage, but a national and self-pride in African Americans as well. Hansberry promotes a sense of African heritage through her character, Beneatha. She characterizes Beneatha as a college student struggling to find her identity, who tries to achieve such by getting in touch with her roots....   [tags: A Raisin in the Sun]
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A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry - A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, has often been dubbed a “black” play by critics since its debut on Broadway in 1959. This label has been reasonably assigned considering the play has a cast that consists primarily of African American actors; however, when looking beyond the surface of this play and the color of the author and characters, one can see that A Raisin in the Sun actually transcends the boundaries of racial labels through the universal personalities assigned to each character and the realistic family situations that continue to evolve throughout the storyline....   [tags: A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry]
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The American Dream in A Raisin in the Sun - A Raisin in the Sun is a play written by Lorraine Hansberry. The primary focus of the play is the American Dream. The American Dream is one’s conception of a better life. Each of the main characters in the play has their own idea of what they consider to be a better life. A Raisin in the Sun emphasizes the importance of dreams regardless of the various oppressive struggles of life. Primarily, in A Raisin in the Sun Walter is an example of one struggling to achieve their dream or desire. Walter serves as the hero and villain of the play due to the actions he takes revolving his dream....   [tags: A Raisin in the Sun Essays] 1195 words
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Power and Authority in "A Raisin in the Sun" - As I have written about over the last few months: A Raisin in the Sun is a play of many themes. Besides the central idea of the blacks trying to get out of the ghetto, it has many side plots. One of the most predominant of these side-plots is the role and effects of power and authority. In general, most people strive for power and control, whether they can handle it or not. Humans don’t like to be subservient to one another. The same idea applies in the play as well. Power and authority are always changing hands....   [tags: Raisin in the Sun, authority, ] 453 words
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Stereotypes and Identity in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun - In Langston Hughes’ poem “Harlem,” he discusses the idea of unfulfilled dreams and their plausible outcomes using symbolism and imagery. He initially describes a “deferred” dream as a sun-dried raisin, depicting the dream originally as a fresh grape that now has dried up and “turned black” (Jemie 63). This idea provides Lorraine Hansberry’s play A Raisin in the Sun with its basic foundation, for it is a play about a house full of unfulfilled dreams. As the poem goes on, Hughes depicts the idea of a deferred dream as something rotten or gone bad....   [tags: A Raisin in the Sun]
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Comparing the Plays, A Raisin in the Sun and Death of a Salesman - In history there have been an uncountable amount of plays made, but there have only been two that fully captured the American dream like A Raisin in the sun and Death of a Salesman. In both plays the protagonist is trying to achieve the American dream, but it is near impossible when neither of them has the respect of their superiors or the people around them. It is amazing that two different plays can so closely parallel each other when they have a time gap of over 10 years. Both Miller and Lorraine created a theme of achieving goals, Willy Loman just wanted to earn the respect of the people around him while Walter Younger wanted to get rich quick and support his family....   [tags: A Raisin in the Sun, Death of a Salesman] 911 words
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Dreams Deferred in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun - Lorraine Hansberry’s classic play, A Raisin in the Sun, culls its title from the infamous poem “Dream Deferred” by Langston Hughes, and both works discuss what happens to a person when their dreams -- their hopes, their aspirations, their lives -- are endlessly put on hold. For this analysis of the dreams and character of Beneatha Younger in Raisin, I would like to pull on another dreamy poem of Langston Hughes’ entitled “Dream Boogie.” Like all the characters in the play, Beneatha has dreams that are dear to her, but their deferment does not cause them to dry up, fester, rot, crust, sag, or explode....   [tags: A Raisin in the Sun Essays] 721 words
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The American Dream in A Raisin in the Sun - The idea of the American Dream still has truth in today's time, even if it is wealth, love, or fame. The thing that never changes about the American Dream is that everyone deserves something in life and everyone, somehow, should strive to get it. Everyone in America wants to have some kind of financial success in his or her lives. The American dream is said to be that each man have the right to pursue happiness and strive for the beat. In the play "A Raisin in the Sun", the author shows an African-American family struggling to get out of the poverty line, which is stopping them from making financial stability, or the American Dream....   [tags: A Raisin in the Sun] 1733 words
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The American Nightmare: Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun - In Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun”, she uses the African American Younger family as a representation of the entire race’s struggle for the American Dream. America has always had slogans such as “the land of the free” and “liberty and justice for all”. The Younger family is finding out, like generations before them, the American Dream isn’t at all what it seems if you’re black. The family eagerly awaits the insurance check from the death of their father, while living a life of constant struggle and hardships, in a Chicago neighborhood, on the Southside of town....   [tags: Lorraine Hansberry, Raisin in the Sun, racism, ]
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Loss of Innocence in Raisin in the Sun and To Kill a Mockingbird - ... The African-American Civil Rights Movement encompassed social movements in the United States whose goal was to end racial segregation and discrimination against black Americans and enforce constitutional voting rights to them. This article covers the phase of the movement between 1955 and 1968, particularly in the South. The movement was characterized by major campaigns of civil resistance. Between 1955 and 1968, acts of nonviolent protest and civil disobedience produced crisis situations between activists and government authorities....   [tags: Raisin in the Sun Essays, literary analysis]
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The Role of Mama in A Raisin in the Sun - In the 1950’s through the 1960’s women were not respected in there everyday lives, in the job field or in general. They did not have the rights they deserved, so during this time the “women’s movement” began. Women fought for their rights and fought for the self-respect that they thought they deserved. In the play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, the character Mama, expresses her feelings of pushing or extracting a new side for a woman. Her role explains that woman can be independent and can live for themselves....   [tags: A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry] 1004 words
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The Struggles of the Youngers in A Raisin in the Sun - The Struggles of the Youngers in A Raisin in the Sun Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun depicts the struggles of three generations of the Youngers family in the 1950's of poorer Chicago. Act 2, scene 2 of the play displays an understanding of the Youngers and the atmosphere in which they live. In just a few pages, Lorraine Hansberry reveals the struggles enforced upon the characters individually as well as with their united desires as a family. Individually, each character must overcome prejudice from his family and associates, while still enduring struggles and hardships that diminish any intended goals....   [tags: Raisin Sun essays] 1714 words
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Optimism or Pessimism in A Raisin in the Sun - Optimism or Pessimism in A Raisin in the Sun “Is your glass haft empty or haft full?” This saying perfectly describes what optimism opposed to pessimism is. Some people always see their glass haft empty, others haft full. The majority of people see their glass haft full some days and on other days haft empty. Our outlook on life is intimately related to the situation we are in and whether or not we believe we can get through the hard times. In the play A raison in the sun certain characters are more optimistic than others....   [tags: Raisin Sun Play Analysis] 851 words
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An Analysis of A Raisin In the Sun - An Analysis of A Raisin In the Sun "A Raisin In The Sun" is a play written by an African-American playwright - Lorraine Hansberry. It was first produced in 1959. Lorraine Hansberry's work is about a black family in the Chicago's South-Side after the Second World War. The family consisted of Mama(Lena Younger), Walter Lee(her son), Ruth (his wife), Travis (their son), and Beneatha (Walters younger sister). The Younger family lived in poor conditions, and can't afford to have better living standards....   [tags: Raisin Sun essays] 1048 words
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Free Essays - A Raisin in the Sun - Racism is a major issue that has affected the United States since its discovery.  Racism is the hatred by a person of one race pointed at a person of another race. The United States has grown up to improve as a whole but this process is a long way away from completion.  Some citizens still believe that African-Americans are inferior to Caucasians and that they should be slaves.  In the 1950s, whites and blacks were segregated to a point that they could not go to the same schools or even use the same bathrooms.  Chief Justice Earl Warren abolished the segregation of schools in May of 1954.  The desegregation of schools has helped people of all races grow up together in a non-hostile environme...   [tags: Raisin Sun essays] 1526 words
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Dreams in A Raisin in the Sun - Dreams in A Raisin in the Sun Lena, Walter, Ruth, and Beneatha Younger all lived under the same roof, but their dreams were all different. Being the head of the household, Lena dreamed the dreams of her children and would do whatever it took to make those dreams come true. Walter, Lena's oldest son, set his dream on the liquor store that he planned to invest with the money of his mother. Beneatha, in the other hand, wanted to become a doctor when she got out of college and Ruth, Walter's wife, wanted to be wealthy....   [tags: Raisin Sun essays] 656 words
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Free Essays - A Raisin in the Sun - “A Raisin in the Sun” is set at in an area where racism was still occurring.  Blacks were no longer separated but they were still facing many racial problems. The black Younger family faced these problems throughout the play.  The entire family was affected in their own way.  The family has big dreams and hope to make more of their poor lives.  Walter, the main character, is forced to deal with most of the issues himself.  Ruth, his wife, and Travis, his ten-year-old son, really don’t have say in matters that he sets his mind to.  Beneatha, his sister tries to get her word in but is often ignored.  Lena (Mama) is Walter’s mother and is very concerned about her family.  She tries to keep thi...   [tags: Raisin Sun essays] 1704 words
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Free College Essays - The Strength of the Characters in A Raisin in the Sun - The Strength of the Characters in A Raisin in the Sun In A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry paints an impressive group portrait of the Youngers, a family composed of powerful characters who are yet in many ways typical in their dreams and frustrations. There is Lena, or Mama, the widowed mother; her daughter Beneatha, a medical student; Beneatha's brother Walter, a struggling chauffeur; and Walter's wife, Ruth, and their young son. Crammed together in an airless apartment, the family dreams of better days....   [tags: A Raisin in the Sun] 1229 words
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Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun - Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun In the play, A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, one of the most important themes is the American Dream. Many of the characters in this play have hopes and aspirations; they all strive towards their goals throughout the play. However, many of the characters in the play have different dreams that clash with each other. Problems seem to arise when different people’s dreams conflict with one another; such as Walter’s versus Bennie’s, George’s versus Asagai’s, and the Clybourne Park versus the Younger’s....   [tags: Hansberry Raisin Sun Essays Papers] 811 words
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Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun - Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun A dream deferred is a dream put off to another time, much like this essay. But unlike dreams sometimes, this essay will get fulfilled and done with. Each character from A Raisin in the Sun had a deferred dream, even little Travis although his dream was not directly stated.      Their dreams become dried up like a raisin in the sun. Not just dreams are dried up though; Walter Lee and Ruth’s marriage became dried up also. Their marriage was no longer of much importance, like a dream it was post-poned and it became dry....   [tags: Raisin Sun Dream Essays Papers] 3896 words
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Free Raisin in the Sun Essays: Pride and Dignity - Pride and Dignity in A Raisin in the Sun "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry follows a black family's struggle to see their dreams through to fruition. These dreams, and the struggles necessary to attain them, are the focus of the play. As the play begins a husband, Walter, and wife, Ruth, are seen having a fight over Walter's dream to become a 'mover and shaker' in the business world by using an insurance check as a down payment on a business venture. Walter tells his wife that, "I'm trying to talk to you 'bout myself and all you can say is eat them eggs and go to work", which is the first sign of Walter's recurring feelings that if someone in the family would just listen to him...   [tags: A Raisin in the Sun] 861 words
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The American Dream in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun - The American Dream in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry is about living the "American Dream". Hansberry wrote her story in 1959. The "American Dream" that she describes and the one that currently exists are vastly different. In 1959, the dream was to work hard and live a comfortable life. American’s believed that you would live a good life as long as you had your family and had food on the table. Let’s fast forward to 2003. The "American Dream" is to have two cars, a glamorous house, a pool, a 40 hour a week job, and oodles of "stuff"....   [tags: A Raisin in the Sun] 970 words
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Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun - Dignity and the American Dream - Dignity and the American Dream in A Raisin in the Sun     The American Dream, although different for each of us, is what we all aspire to achieve. In Lorraine Hansberry's, play, A Raisin in the Sun, each member of the Younger family desperately hopes for their own opportunity to achieve the American Dream. The American Dream to the Younger family is to own a home, but beyond that, to Walter Younger, it is to be accepted by white society.   In the book entitled " Advertising the American Dream", Roland Marchand refers to the American Dream as the belief that "if you work hard and play by the rules, then you will achieve your goals" (Marchand 1)....   [tags: A Raisin in the Sun]
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Free College Essays - Struggling for the Dream in A Raisin in the Sun - Struggling for the Dream in A Raisin in the Sun   Set in a cramped apartment in poverty-striken Southside Chicago, Lorraine Hansberry, through realistic slang, accounts the struggles of five black family members battling against racism to attain middle-class acceptance during 1959. After Walter Younger's business "partner" skipped town with a portion of the family's $10,000 inheritance money, the desolate son returns home to break the news to his family that their hopes for the future have been stolen and their dreams for a better life were dashed....   [tags: A Raisin in the Sun] 1241 words
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Social Conflict and Rebellion in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun -      Lorraine Hansberry's play, A Raisin in the Sun, relates the story of a working-class African-American family with dreams. They are willing to rebel against the position that society has forced on them because of their race and class in order to fulfill their dreams. Walter Younger is a chauffeur who "can find no peace with that part of society which seems to permit him and no entry into that which has willfully excluded him" (Willie Loman 23). He wants to rise into wealth and live as his employer, Mr....   [tags: A Raisin in the Sun]
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The American Dream in A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry - “Check coming today?” The Life Insurance check that Mama will soon be receiving is the source of all the dreams in the Younger family. A major argument that Lorraine Hansberry makes in her play A Raisin in the Sun is the importance of dreams. Dreams are what each member of the Younger family is driven by. Mama wants to have her own home in a nice part of town; she does not want her children growing up in a place with rats. Walter wants to have a successful business so he can surpass the poverty that has plagued his family....   [tags: A Raisin in the Sun] 1014 words
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Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun – Freedom - A Raisin in the Sun – Freedom Have you ever found money coming between you and your family and disrupting love and life. Money can destroy families and change them for the worse. In the Raisin in the Sun, the author Lorraine Hansberry, uses events of her life to relate and explain how the Younger family, of Chicago's South side, struggles and improves throughout the book. One main cause for their family's problems is because of money and how it causes anger to control the family....   [tags: Raisin Sun essays] 957 words
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Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun - Money - A Raisin in the Sun - Money Where money is but an illusion and all it brings are nothing but dreams, one family struggles to discover that wealth can be found in other forms. In the play "A Raisin in the Sun," Lorraine Hansberry uses the indirect characterization of the Younger family through their acquaintances to reveal that money and materialism alone are worthless. Living in a society where the fulfillment of dreams is based upon material wealth, the Younger family strives to overcome their hardships as they search for happiness....   [tags: Raisin Sun essays] 611 words
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The Effects of Oppression in Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun - The Effects of Oppression in Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun is a modern tragedy in which the protagonist, Walter Lee Younger, is unable to find the fulfilling life he wants so badly. A contrasting view of the quest for that fulfilling life is offered in the character of Beneatha (whose name seems a play on her socioeconomic status, i.e. she-who-is-beneath), who serves as a foil against which the character of Walter is defined. Both Walter and Beneatha, representing the new generation of blacks coming of age after World War Two, are in conflict with Mama, who represents the previous generation and its traditions....   [tags: Raisin Sun essays]
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Raisin in the Sun Essay: A Dream Deferred - Dream Deferred in A Raisin in the Sun      "What happens to a dream deferred?" (l. 1) Langston Hughes asks in his 1959 poem "Dream Deferred." He suggests that it might "dry up like a raisin in the sun" (ll. 2-3) or "stink like rotten meat" (l. 6); however, at the end of the poem, Hughes offers another alternative by asking, "Or does it explode?" (l. 11). This is the view Lorraine Hansberry supports in her 1959 play A Raisin in the Sun. The drama opens with Walter reading, "Set off another bomb yesterday" (1831), from the front page of the morning newspaper; however, he is unaware that bombs will soon detonate inside his own house....   [tags: Raisin Sun essays]
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Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun - Does money really bring happiness. This questions has been asked over and over throughout history yet there is no real answer for it. The only way to know is to learn from experiences. In Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun the characters are caught up in caring too much about money, and it effects them all in many different decisions that they make such as Ruth wanting to get an abortion, Mama buying them a house, and Walter investing in the liquor store. Ruth wanting to get an abortion shows that money has a big influence the character’s actions in the story....   [tags: Hansberry Raisin Sun] 831 words
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Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun – Mama - A Raisin in the Sun – Mama Mama has dreams for her family to rise from poverty and live in a better and bigger place and also for them to continue to grow together as a family. Mama has a plant that she also cares for. She takes care of this plant as if it was one of her own children. Mama's children also have their own dreams and their own plans on how to attain those dreams. The family's competing dreams are emphasized by Hansberry's recurring use of the motif--Mama's plant. In the opening scene of the play Mama goes to her plant and nurtures it....   [tags: Raisin Sun essays] 689 words
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Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun - Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun A Raisin in the Sun is one of the best works of Lorraine Vivian Hansberry, in which, through a black family, the Youngers, she talks about vital issues such as poverty, gender and racial discrimination. Hansberry's play focuses mainly on the dreams of the main characters, which motivates them. The title 'A Raisin in the Sun' has been taken from the poem "Montage of a Dream Deferred" written by Langston Hughes in which he talks about the consequences when dreams are put off for later....   [tags: Lorraine Hansberry Play Raisin Sun Essays] 1190 words
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Love and Marriage Illustrated in Raisin in the Sun, A Doll's House and Is Love an Art - In the late 1800’s through early 1900’s women and men were did not “tie the knot” like the women and men do in today’s day. In today’s world, women and men get married because they have many things in common, they are in love with each other, and they choose to get married to one another. In many stories written back then, readers can expect to read about how marriages were arranged and how many people were not having the wedded bliss marriage proclaims today. Take a look at Ruth and Walter in “Raisin of the Sun.” Ruth is portrayed as a quiet, thoughtful woman, who would do everything and anything for her family....   [tags: Raisin in the Sun, A Doll's House, Is Love an Art] 956 words
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A Raisin in the Sun vs. The Glass Menagerie - A Raisin in the Sun vs. The Glass Menagerie      America is known around the world as the land of opportunity, a place where you can follow your dreams. No matter how selfish or farfetched ones dream may be, their goal will always be available. Whether it be the pursuit of the woman of your dreams, like that of Jay Gatsby, or the hunt for something pure and real, like Holden Caulfield. A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, and The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams, exhibit the various types of American lifestyles and the aspiration that surface among each character....   [tags: Raisin Sun Glass Menagerie Essays] 733 words
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Resolving Conflict and Overcoming Obstacles in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun - Resolving Conflicts and Overcoming Obstacles in A Raisin In The Sun   In the play, A Raisin In The Sun, Mother tries to keep everything under control because she believes in her children and their dreams, yet understands that they still need to learn and strengthen their value's as they begin to realize their own aspirations. She is the head of the family around whom the conflicts arise and are resolved. After the death of her husband, Mother struggles to keep her family together by providing the support and guidance they need, and encouraging them to use good judgment and think of the family as a whole before making their decisions....   [tags: A Raisin in the Sun]
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Free Raisin in the Sun Essays: A Happy Ending - A Happy Ending for A Raisin in the Sun   A Raisin in the Sun is about a black family stuggling through family and economic hardships. The story ended as the head of the family Walter took control, became a family man, and rejected an offer from a white businessman to stay out of a white neighborhood and to stay with all blacks. This offer disgusted the Younger family and hurt their black pride. I would like in my own words to continue this story as I see it fit to occur. Three changes I would make would be is Walter is forced to take action against segregation, the grandmother passing away, and how the blacks finally became accepted and began to enjoy and be prou...   [tags: Raisin Sun essays] 683 words
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Prejudice and Racism - Home Ownership in A Raisin in the Sun and in America - The Black’s Quest for a Home Ownership in A Raisin in the Sun and in America   In the famous 1959 "kitchen debate" with Russian premier Nikita Khrushchev, Richard Nixon asserted the American Dream of homeownership was available to all Americans regardless of class, race, or any other social constraint. For Nixon, this claim was proof of America's dominance over Russia-of democracy's superiority over communism. Nixon, however, greatly exaggerated the availability of homeownership; owning a home in the suburbs was not an option for all Americans, particularly African Americans....   [tags: Raisin Sun essays]
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Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun - Mama as the Ideal Mother - Mama as the Ideal Mother in A Raisin in the Sun       W. S. Ross once said “The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.”  As simple as this quip may sound, its complex implications are amplified through the life of every person born since the beginning of humanity. What attribute makes a mother such an extraordinary influence over her young. One such attribute is the ability to nurture. Beyond the normal challenges of cooking, cleaning, schooling, singing, feeding, and changing is the motivation by which such sacrifices are made possible....   [tags: Raisin Sun essays]
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A Raisin in the Sun Essay: Importance of Deferred Dreams - Importance of Deferred Dreams in A Raisin in the Sun      A dream is a hope, a wish, and an aspiration. Young people have dreams about what they want to be when they grow up. Parents have dreams for their children's future. Not all of these dreams come true at the desired moment - these dreams are postponed or "deferred". A deferred dream is put on the "back burner of life"(Jemie 219), and it matures to its full potential, and is waiting when you are "ready to pursue it"(Jemie 219). It is assumed that the deferred event, though later than hoped for, will eventually come true....   [tags: Raisin Sun essays]
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Symbols and Symbolism in A Raisin in the Sun – Dream Symbolism - A Raisin in the Sun – Dream Symbolism A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, portrays the life of a black family living in a bad section of Chicago. There are many problems in this family, but mostly it revolves around the character of Mama and how she longs to give her family a better life through the money she receives when her husband dies. Also, the family deals with the racism in Chicago in the 1950's complicating the realization of Mama's dreams for the family as well as other family conflicts that come up when money is entered into the equation....   [tags: Raisin Sun essays] 1232 words
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Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun – Seeking Dreams - A Raisin in the Sun – Seeking Dreams In the fifties, many young couples sought to fulfill the American Dream: owning a home in the suburbs. While many families were able to save money easily and successfully fulfill their dreams, others were not so fortunate. The play "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry chronicles the story of an African American family as they seek their dreams and the trials they face in doing so. Adding deeper meaning to the play is the contrast between the apartment in which they currently live and their dream home: one representing oppression and the other freedom....   [tags: Raisin Sun essays] 578 words
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Unfulfilled Dreams in Lorraine Hansberry's Raisin in the Sun - What happens to a dream when it suspends in time. Does it stay suspended within a man through his lifetime, dormant, unreachable, and far away. Does its power grow and ultimately force him to act to make it happen sometime in the future-if not in his lifetime then in the future members of his kin. On the other hand, does it eat away at him, crystallizing and internally segmenting his own derived purpose and meaning of life until it is indiscernible from its original state of grandeur and grace. Those are some of the questions that Lorraine Hansberry poses for consideration in her play, A Raisin in the Sun....   [tags: Raisin in the Sun Essays]
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Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun - Dreams and Racism - Dreams and Racism in A Raisin In The Sun At most times, the American Dream resembles an ideological puzzle more than a fully realizable image. Within the confines of her fantastical, theatrical world Lorraine Hansberry attempts to fit a few of these pieces together and, in the process, ends up showing exactly how everything doesn't just snap-together all nicely. The problems in her play, A Raisin In The Sun, deal primarily with the basic nature of humans and their respected struggle's to "make it" in America....   [tags: Raisin Sun essays] 1894 words
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Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun - Society and Family - Society and Family in A Raisin in the Sun      We can learn a great deal by observing a given moment in history. The politics, fashion, and religion of a given society reveal the inner workings of the individuals that combine to make the society functional. While every society is different and unique, there are universal themes that apply to every society; the need to eat and sleep as well as the concept of "family" exist in all societies. In Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun," we are witness to the common drama that occurs within a family set in a specific historical period....   [tags: Raisin Sun essays]
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Resolving Conflicts in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun - Resolving Conflicts in A Raisin In The Sun     A mother is the heart of every home. Mothers try to maintain order within a household while encouraging creativity and idealism. In the play A Raisin In The Sun, Mother understands that her children need to form and strengthen their beliefs as they come to realize their personal aspirations. She is the head of the family around whom the conflicts arise and are resolved.   After the death of her husband, Mother struggles to keep her family together by providing the support and guidance they need, and encouraging them to use good judgment and think of the family as a whole before making their decisions....   [tags: Raisin Sun essays]
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Dreams Deferred in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun -      Lorraine Hansberry, the author of A Raisin in the Sun, supports the theme of her play from a montage of, A Dream Deferred, by Langston Hughes. Hughes asks, “What happens to a dream deferred?” He suggests many alternatives to answering the question. That it might “dry up like a raisin in the sun,” or “fester like a sore.” Yet the play maybe more closely related to Hughes final question of the poem, “Or does it explode?” The play is full of bombs that are explosions of emotion set off by the frustration of the Younger family, who are unable to grasp the possible reality of their dreams....   [tags: A Raisin in the Sun Essays] 917 words
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Free Raisin in the Sun Essays: Bad Dreams - Bad Dreams in A Raisin in the Sun The issue of racism is one of the most significant themes in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. Many black men have to deal with inherent racism. The frustrations that they deal with does not only affect them, but it also affects their families as well. When Walter Lee has a bad day he can't yell at his boss for fear of loosing his job Instead he takes it out on his family, mainly his wife Ruth. Walter is thirty-five years old and drives a limousine for a living....   [tags: Raisin Sun essays] 781 words
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Essay Outline for Conflict in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun - Conflicts in A Raisin in the Sun – Essay Outline I. Conflicts in the Play - There are many types of conflict evident in this play. Some are as follows: A. Man vs. Man - Mama is the matriarch of the family, and she is very much in control of her children's lives. She is driven by a strong sense of pride and a strong faith in God. Her ideas conflict with three other characters: 1.  Walter - His dreams of owning a licquor store conflict religiously with Mama's value system. The conflict between Mama and Walter is amplified by the fact that it is Mama's apartment in which the family lives and Walter is unable/unwilling to make decisions because Mama is so domineering....   [tags: Raisin Sun essays] 521 words
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Divergent Routes to the American Dream in A Raisin in the Sun -     The American dream has been visualized and pursued by nearly everyone in this nation. Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun is a play about the Younger family that strived for the American dream. The members of the Younger family shared a dream of a better tomorrow. In order to reach that dream, however, they each took different routes, which typified the routes taken by different black Americans. Walter Lee Younger's route, which was filled with riskiness and impulsiveness, exemplified the road taken by blacks who had been oppressed so much that they followed their dreams with blind desperation....   [tags: A Raisin in the Sun Essays]
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Walter Lee Younger in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun - Walter Lee Younger in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun No matter how hard they try, there are some people who cannot get ahead in life. Walter Lee Younger is a man who is frustrated with his current position in life, and every disappointment he has encountered thus far. Although he tries to be a loving man, sometimes he does not know how to show the idea of love, 'Sometimes...sometimes...I don't even know how to try' (Hansberry 89). His position in life can be regarded as symbolic of every black male struggling to provide for his family by any means necessary....   [tags: Hansberry Raisin Sun Essays]
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Fighting Charges of Assimilation in Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun and The Cosby Show - Fighting Charges of Assimilation in Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun and The Cosby Show The critical reception of The Cosby Show, an enormously popular television sitcom in the 1980's, roughly paralleled that of A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry's highly acclaimed play of the 1950's. Both the television series and the play helped change the way Blacks are portrayed in the entertainment media. But despite being initially greeted with critical praise, both subsequently fell under heavy scrutiny by many critics for being too assimilationist....   [tags: Raisin Sun essays]
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Happiness in Fences, by August Wilson, and A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansbury - Imagine for a moment it is your big sister's 17th birthday. She is out with her friends celebrating, and your parents are at the mall with your little brother doing some last minute birthday shopping, leaving you home alone. You then hear a knock on the front door. When you getthere, nobody is there, just an anonymous note taped to the door that says Happy Birthday, along with a hundred dollar bill. You've been dying to get that new video game, and your sister will never know. You are faced with a tough decision, but not a very uncommon one....   [tags: Fences, A Raisin in the Sun] 631 words
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A Raisin in the Sun - A Raisin in the Sun Creativity of Hansberry played a crucial role in the development of African-American drama since the Second World War. A Raisin in the Sun was the first play by African-American author which was set on Broadway and was honored by the circle of New York theater critics. Drama of A Raisin in the Sun (1959) brought Hansberry to the Award Society of New York Critics as the best play of the year. A Raisin in the Sun shows the life of an ordinary African-American family which dreams of happiness and their desire to achieve their dream....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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A Raisin in the Sun - In 1959, American Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev came together at the American National Exhibition in Moscow, a “showcase of American consumer goods” (May 18), for “one of the most noted verbal sparring matches of the century,” aptly coined the “kitchen debate” (16). As Khrushchev applauded the Communist system and its hardworking women, Nixon “extolled the virtues of the American way of life” (16), emphasizing America’s “successful breadwinners supporting attractive homemakers in affluent suburban homes” (18)....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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A Raisin in the Sun - A Raisin in the Sun was created based off a play called “A Dream Deferred.” This play ask question about what dreams may do. For instances, “does dreams dry up like a raisin in the sun. Or fester like a sore And then run” (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1996). In A Raisin in the Sun, it is clear all the main characters have dreams whether it is to give have a nice life, buy a house, make money, or become a doctor. Each character is able to realize the importance of having a dream while still loving and caring for their family....   [tags: dreams, control, realization, a dream deferred]
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A Raisin in the Sun - ... Though home to very progressive anti-segregation laws compared to the rest of the nation at the time, policy makers in the area found other means to discriminate against the African American community during this period. The first of which is in regards to the lack of civil rights given to these people. Bear in mind that this is 1950’s, and the civil rights movement is still in its infancy. This group of people still lacked any real legal protections from discrimination, and often fell victim to violence simply for having different colored skin (Manning, 2009, p 12)....   [tags: Movie. Film, Analysis, Cinema Classic]
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A Raisin in the Sun - Though there was a heightened sense of tension over civil rights in the late 1950s when A Raisin in the Sun was written, racial inequality is still a problem today. It affects minorities of every age and dynamic, in more ways than one. Though nowadays it may go unnoticed, race in every aspect alters the way African-Americans think, behave, and react as human beings. This is shown in many ways in the play as we watch the characters interact. We see big ideas, failures, and family values through the eyes of a disadvantaged group during an unfortunate time in history....   [tags: literary analysis]
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A Raisin in the Sun - ... but not all of them are.there’s always the good people and the bad people in every race. When Mr.Linder came to visit them to tell them not to move in the house he mentioned how the white neighbors don’t want their neighborhood to be threatened (pg.850). Walter wants to use the money to buy a liquor store, but his mother wants to buy a house instead of living in a small/crowded apartment. when Mr.linder visits the family,he makes an offer with them to talk them out of the house but then the family kicks him out....   [tags: Lorraine Hansberry, story analysis] 577 words
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A Raisin in the Sun - A dream is a wish that someone hopes to fulfill in their lifetime, or in the near future. The American dream is interpreted in multiple ways, and even though this is true, the structure of the American Dream is the same. When talking about the American Dream, most people think of families thriving together and succeeding in what they want to do. The American dream is based on freedom, justice, success, and in socioeconomic terms. In A Raisin in the Sun, the Younger family have different dreams and all of them felt that their dream is more important than their families’ dreams....   [tags: Character Analysis, Walter] 1554 words
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A Raisin in the Sun - Victor Hugo once said “There is nothing like dream to create the future”. In Lorraine Hansberry’s play A Raisin in the Sun, the Youngers, an African American family struggle against economic hardship and racial prejudice. The family of five, Mama, Walter, Beneatha, Ruth, and Travis, live in a run down apartment in the South Side of Chicago during the 1950s an era of great prosperity for most. They receives a life insurance check of ten thousand dollars after the passing of Walter Sr.. Each member of the family has his/her own plans for the money....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Lorraine Hansberry] 787 words
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A Raisin in the Sun - ... And sometimes when I tell her I just want to be like you- she says she don’t want me to be like that and sometimes she says she does…(490)” Walter believes his financial situation will change if he opens his own business and he will be a better role model for his son. When the insurance money arrives, Mama takes out 3,500-dollars to buy a house in Clybourne Park, and put aside some money for Beneatha’s medical school. Walter was furious when he heard what his mother did with the money, and found it unfair that Beneatha got some for medical school and he didn’t receive any....   [tags: Lorraine Hansberry, literary analysis, novel]
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Raisin in the Sun - Lorraine Hansberry in her play, “Raisin in the Sun”, attempted to explain the feelings of the average African American Male in the 1940s. This persona, which is portrayed in the character Walter, had experienced a severe feeling of depression and hopelessness. In order to understand this source of grievance, one must relate back to the Great Migration and the dreams it promised and the reasons why many African Americans sought to move to the North. A desire to achieve freedom from racial injustices and poverty was the prime factor that encouraged Blacks to abandon the south....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Lorraine Hansberry] 1999 words
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A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry - “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry is a play about an African-American family, who faces discrimination and financial struggles, but still remains united throughout their journey in buying a new home. Just like the Youngers, people create lifelong goals and dreams, in which they want to accomplish. When they do not fulfill their dreams, it simply becomes “a raisin in the sun” because just like a raisin loses its juice when kept outside for too long, a dream loses its significance as well....   [tags: Play, African American Family, Discrimination]
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A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry - ... Walter is able to stand up and finally find his manhood by fighting for what is right. Beneatha’s characteristic is an example of the American Dream. In her eyes, Beneatha’s dream is to become a doctor to help people within her society; she wants to be a part of the community. According to, Gerald Weales, from the article, “Thoughts on A Raisin in the Sun”, the daughter, who wants to be a doctor, is out of place in this working-class family. Not that her ambition does not belong with the Youngers, but her surface characteristics…(Weales 9)....   [tags: story/ character analysis]
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Success in America: A Raisin in the Sun - In America, every citizen is guaranteed life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Although each person is given these rights, it is how each person uses them that defines how successful they will be in America. There are several obstacles that some Americans face on their pursuit of happiness. In this country’s past, Americans lived by a very specific set of beliefs that valued the importance of hard work, faith, and family. As time progressed and America began to evolve as a nation, this capitalistic society no longer devoted itself to family and faith but rather success, and the pursuit of prosperity....   [tags: literary analysis, lorraine hansberry ]
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A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry? - ... Hansberry became the first African-American women to receive the New York Drama Critics Award and to have a play produced on Broadway. At first the title of the play was “The Crystal Stair” but after Hansberry read “A Dream Deferred”, a poem by Langston Hughes, she changed the title to “A Raisin in the Sun”. The play written in 1959 and takes place in the South Side of Chicago. In the beginning of the story the Youngers are waiting to receive an insurance check for $10,000 from the deceased Mr....   [tags: story and character analysis]
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Racial Disccrimination in a Raisin in the Sun - The late 1950s was filled with racial discriminations. There was still sections living as well as public signs of Colored and Whites. Blacks and Whites were not for any change or at least not yet. A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Vivian Hansberry, tells a story of a black family that is struggling to gain a middle class acceptance in Chicago. The family of five, one child and four adults live in a tiny apartment that is located in a very poor area. Dreams of owning a business and having money to accomplish goals is two key parts played out throughout the whole play....   [tags: Blacks, Whites, Race, America]
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Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun - ... Beneatha, Lena’s daughter, is also put together to represent the inevitability of living like one of the lower class. She says that, “George looks good- he’s got a beautiful car and takes me to nice places..” (Hansberry 49) While this quote defines Beneatha’s acceptance of George’s privileged life, it is said with a shadow of jealousy. According to Freydberg, a writer and author, this “establishes the class differences between the Youngers and the Murchisons.” This new “fine line” that separates the upper and lower class creates individual characteristics that define each class....   [tags: character and story analysis]
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The Importance of Relationships in "A Raisin in the Sun" - A Raisin in the Sun is drama, a play, and is a book that can change the value or purpose of a dream, the right to fight for what is right. This can also change the way you think about the importance of the people who are close to you. Some people believe that dreams can come true and some people believe. This play shows how a small family sticks together though the hard times of the 1950’s. Even though they have difficulties, they manage to stick together and help each other. This play is all about dreams....   [tags: Lorraine Hansberry, Literary Analysis] 501 words
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A Raisin in The Sun by Lorraine Hansberry - A young African American male named Walter Lee Younger had a marvelous dream of owning a liquor store. Despite of his current status, his job as a shofar, and not being the dominant one in his family, Walter faces several obstacles that would possible hold his dream off to the side. In the well-known play, A Raisin in the Sun, Hansberry portrays the Younger’s family, who lives in a part of Chicago. The Younger family deals with trials and tribulations that come in their ways as they have certain goals and dreams planned....   [tags: racial discrimination, racism, african americans]
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A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry - ... For example Mama says “Mama: “Son, how come you talk so much ‘bout money?” Walter: “Because it is life, Mama!” Mama: “Oh—so now its life. Money is life. Once upon a time freedom use to be life—now its money. I guess the world really do change” Walter: “No—it was always money, Mama. We just didn’t know about it.” p. 74 http://www.calaveras.k12.ca.us/07%20Schools/CHS/english/clambert/Raisin%20Quotes/raisin_quotes.pdf. Walter wants to have and give money to his son and his family. When his son Travis says p.31 “In fact here's another 50 cents...buy yourself some fruit today or take a taxi cab to school or something” He wants to keep doing that and not have to say no....   [tags: story and character analysis] 552 words
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The Crucible and A Raisin in the Sun - ... Proctor redeems himself and provides a final accusation of the witch trials in his last act. When offered the opportunity to live, he almost agrees, even signing a written confession. Immediately after, his pride forces him to rip up the confession, for it is a lie. He still wants to save his name, but only for personal reasons. Proctor’s refusal to provide a false confession is an individual stand. His confession would dishonor those brave enough to die as testimony to the truth. By refusing to sign a lie, Proctor utterly proclaims his view that such integrity will bring him to heaven....   [tags: Arthur Miller, Lorraine Hansberry, play analysis] 579 words
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A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry - In a time when African American people had no greater desire than "will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character" (King), A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, is the tale of an African American family living in Chicago's South-side, sometime between World War II and 1959 (Hansberry, 24). The characters' various endeavors take place during a time when one's gender and the color of one's skin defined their value. This results in character traits and world views that many find hard to relate to because of cultural differences caused by time....   [tags: African Americans, History, Literary Analysis]
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A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry - ... Additionally, Walter has a meltdown when he learns that the money will not be going toward his dream. As a matter of fact, he stops going to work along with fighting with his family. As the novel progresses, Mama informs Walter that the money is to be split between a new house, Beneatha's education, and the rest is for him to do what he wants. Instead of following Mama's orders, Walter takes the money meant to go towards Beneatha and himself and gives it to Willy. Willy ended up running off with the money and leaving Walter Lee with nothing....   [tags: dream, walter lee]
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