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Analysis of Harlem (A Dream Deferred) and A Raisin in the Sun - In Langston Hughes’ poem, the author gives us vivid examples of how dreams get lost in the weariness of everyday life. The author uses words like dry, fester, rot, and stink, to give us a picture of how something that was originally intended for good, could end up in defeat. Throughout the play, I was able to feel how each character seemed to have their dreams that fell apart as the story went on. I believe the central theme of the play has everything to do with the pain each character goes thru after losing control of the plans they had in mind....   [tags: Langston Hughes, poetry, Lorraine Hansberry]
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Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun Draws Parallels to Langston Hughes' Harlem - Everyone wants their dreams to become a reality; however, the unfortunate reality is that more often than not, dreams are not achieved and become deferred. Langston Hughes let this theme ring throughout his poetic masterpiece “Harlem,” in which he posed many questions about what happens to these dreams. In “A Raisin In the Sun,” Lorraine Hansberry draws so many indisputable parallels from “Harlem.” Hansberry consistently uses the dreams of Mama Younger, Big Walter, and Walter Lee to allude to Hughes poem....   [tags: dreams, inspiration, analyze]
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Character Analysis of Walter Lee Younger in A Raisin in the Sun by Hansberry - ... Walter can be best described as a greedy, foolish, yet ambitious individual. At first, Walter is used to portray how the ambitious African American male succumbs to allowing success and money to lead to tearing of family ties. Walter's poor judgment makes him lose touch with his family and causes him to become a major burden on his entire family. Walter makes it very clear on how he feels about most women when he makes the 'smart' comment of, "We one group of men tied to a race of women with small minds." (Hansberry 34)....   [tags: ambition, greed, foolishness]
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“A Proud-Acting Bunch”: The Issues of Suburbanization and Class Stratification in “A Raisin in the Sun” - America experienced an explosive period of suburbanization after World War II. The suburban “home represented a source of meaning and security” (May 24) to those seeking refuge and comfort after a tumultuous time of war. Among those migrating from the cities to the suburbs were middle-class African Americans, who sought a suburban life that both “express[ed] and reinforce[d] their newly won social position.” (Wiese 101) However, this middle-class migration from urban areas left behind working class African Americans such as the Younger family of Lorraine Hansberry’s 1959 play “A Raisin in the Sun.” While the Younger family of “A Raisin in the Sun” finally realize the suburban dream of a home...   [tags: Sociology]
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A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry: A Criticism of the American Dream Analytical Paper - Due to the large number of opportunities and freedom that the American Dream supposedly offers, individuals from all walks of life have their own personal American Dream that they wish to achieve. For most people those dreams will, however, never turn into reality. Especially African Americans, they have a hard time realizing their dreams and achieving their goals in the 1950’s through the 60’s. Too many challenges that hamper the achievements of their dreams were part of their daily life and difficult to overcome in the....   [tags: financial sucess, freedom, equality]
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Lorraine Hansbury's A Raisin in the Sun: Opening the Eyes of America to Segregation and Inequality - Ever since her rise to fame, Lorraine Hansberry has opened the eyes of many and showed that there is a problem among the American people. Through her own life experiences in the twentieth-century, she has written what she knows and brought forth the issue that there is racial segregation, and it will not be ignored. Her most popular work, A Raisin in the Sun, not only brought African Americans to the theater, but has given many of them hope (Mays 1461). Within this work, we find a “truthful depiction of the sorts of lives lived by many ordinary African Americans in the late 1950s” (Mays 1462)....   [tags: influential African-American writers]
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The Importance of Dreams in The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost and A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry - The poem “The Road not Taken” by Robert Frost and the play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry both portray stories of the reality of dreams. Robert Frost tackles the obstacles of having to choose which path to take when there becomes a fork in the road. Not all forks in the road will give you the same two options; some will be obvious, some will be difficult, and some will leave you very uncertain that these two options are even logical for you to choose from. In the play A Raisin in the Sun, the audience is introduced to the Younger family....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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The Significance of Lena Younger’s Dream Plant in A Raisin in the Sun - Lena Younger’s Plant of “Dreams” In the story A Raisin in the Sun Lena Younger cares for a small house plant. This plant represents dreams. 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 wants to keep her dreams alive and keep her family close to her heart. Mama’s plant that she cares for represents this dream by “looking at her plant and spraying water on it” (52) in a small way showing she will try to keep her plant and their dreams alive....   [tags: literary analysis, literary criticism] 628 words
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Gender Issues in A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry and Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou - In A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry and “Phenomenal Woman” by Maya Angelou, both Hansberry and Angelou use gender to show two different perspectives women brought forth in the 1920s through the 1950s. Hansberry displays in Ruth, a woman of good faith and loyalty to her family, and Beneatha represents Maya Angelou’s phenomenal woman, a woman of poise, class, and dreams. Hansberry and Angelou use characterization, dialogue, archetype, and juxtaposition to compare and contrast a woman’s changing role in society....   [tags: women´s role, ambitions, personalities]
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An African American Family Struggles with Racism in A Raisin in the Sun by by Lorraine Hansberry - ... One perfect example of this in the book is when Walter is ridiculing George over his higher quality of thinking and more importantly in Walters view, his pearly white shoes. Another example from the real world is the Rothschild and Rockefeller families two of the world’s wealthiest families; they are at the pinnacle of the social status hierarchy. The Stock Market is another to measure the economy and to give it strength or plummet the market to start a global disaster; it dictates the rise and falls of the entire global economy....   [tags: economy, wealthy, society]
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Walter Lee´s Search for Wealth in a Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry - “What happens to a dream deferred?” Langston Hughes asks in his 1959 poem “Dream Deferred.” He suggests that it might “dry up like a raisin in the sun” or “stink like rotten meat” but, at the end of the poem, Hughes offers another alternative by asking, “Or does it explode?” This is the poem that the play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry is based on. The play is about an African-American’s family struggling to break out of poverty. The poverty stands in the way of them accomplishing their dreams and goals....   [tags: African-American, Poverty, Novel] 582 words
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Characters Dream of Insurance Checks in Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry - Every one of the characters in “The Raisin in the Sun” had a dream which involved an insurance check they received after the death of Lena’s husband. Lena, who is also known as Mama, dreamed to have a home of her own and to see her children accomplish their own dreams and Beneatha dreamed to become a doctor and to find the correct way to “express” herself. Ruth dreamed to be wealthy and have a happy family and for the family to have a place to call their own. It is these dreams that serve to explain the personality of the characters, provide a meaningful context for the development and decline of conflicts between them, and help the readers either admire or dislike them....   [tags: play, characters, drama]
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The Significance of Gender Roles in Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun - Gender roles are undeniably a fundamental topic of critique in literature, particularly since expected gender roles have evolved in recent years. More importantly, the transcendence of these gender expectations indicates the possibility for transformation and increasing liberation in society. History explores many different stages for the sexes and their respective roles, from traditional anti-feminist times in which certain roles were strictly enforced, to more modern beliefs entailing free will and a lack of restrictions....   [tags: Literary Comparison, Analytical Essay]
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What Happens to a Dream Defferred in Charlotte Hansburry's Play, A Raisin in the Sun - The underlying theme of Hansberry’s play, A Raisin in the Sun, is in the question posed by Langston Hughes' poem "Montage of a Dream Deferred," when he asks, "What happens to a dream deferred?" and then goes on to list the various things that might happen to a person if his dreams are put "on hold," emphasising that whatever happens to a postponed dream is ultimately never good. Even the Bible concerns itself with this problem; in Proverbs 13:12: “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” It can be clearly seen what happens to Walter as his dream continues to be postponed by too many circumstances that are beyond his control....   [tags: confrontation, freedom, african americans]
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A Raisin in the Sun: The Duality of African-America, George Murchison and Joseph Asagai - Since the forced-migration to the Americas, African-Americans have been assigned between two cultures: being African and being American. Both cultures are forced upon African-Americans who lack a culture of their own. Neither Africa nor America is truly home to the African-American and the connections between both cultures have been separated. In the play, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, the duality of African-American race is explored within the characters of Joseph Asagai and George Murchison – boyfriends of Beneatha Younger....   [tags: Race, Literature]
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Portrayal of an African-American Family in Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansburry - A Raisin in the Sun is set in the South of Chicago in the 1950’s and portrays the lives of an African-American family, the Youngers, who like many other African-American families migrated from the South to the North to leave behind the social, economic and educational oppression. Unfortunately this is no different in the North. In the play it is seen how Mama solely believes that the meaning of life is freedom and Walter, her son, believes that money is life. Both these characters have conflicting ideas on what they perceive life’s meaning to be....   [tags: slavery, freedom, dream]
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An Afternoon in the 1950's - ... Each member of the family had an idea of what they wanted to do with the money, although the money really belonged to Lena, the matriarch of the family. Lena Younger (the old, now single mother of Benny and Walter Lee) wanted to use the money to put a down payment on a house that she felt was more affordable and a lot better than the old 3 bedroom apartment they were currently living in. However, the house that she wanted to buy just so happened to be in the all white neighborhood of Clybourne Park....   [tags: A Raisin in the Sun] 713 words
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The Theme of Money in In a Raisin in the Sun and Death of a Salesman - The Theme of Money in In a Raisin in the Sun and Death of a Salesman A common theme in society today is that money is the key to happiness. In A Raisin in the Sun and Death of a Salesman the theme that money is the root of contentment is also present. In A Raisin in the Sun, Walter Lee has such a desire to be rich that he neglects his son and wife. Willy, in Death of a Salesman, is also very distracted by the thought of money. First of all, Willy believes that he needs to be as successful as his brother, Ben, in order to be happy....   [tags: Money Happiness Walter Lee Literature Essays] 458 words
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Comparing the Mothers in The Glass Menagerie and A Raisin in the Sun - Comparing the Mothers in The Glass Menagerie and A Raisin in the Sun      The plays, The Glass Menagerie and A Raisin in the Sun, deal with the love, honor, and respect of family. In The Glass Menagerie, Amanda, the caring but overbearing and over protective mother, wants to be taken care of, but in A Raisin in the Sun, Mama, as she is known, is the overseer of the family. The prospective of the plays identify that we have family members, like Amanda, as overprotective, or like Mama, as overseers....   [tags: compare contrast] 786 words
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A Raisin in the Sun and Brown versus Board of Education - The American Dream Langston Hughes wrote a poem, in 1951, called “Harlem”. It sums up the play A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry: “What happens to a dream deferred. Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun. Or fester like a sore- and the run. Does it stink like rotten meat. Or crust and sugar over- like a syrupy sweet. Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode?” Lorraine Hansberry uses this poem to open A Raisin in the Sun. This dialogue suggests what happens to the African American’s dream during the Brown v....   [tags: Race Racial Segregation Lorraine Hansberry] 1080 words
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A Comparison of the Dream Deferred in A Raisin in the Sun and Harlem - A Dream Deferred in A Raisin in the Sun and Harlem In Lorraine Hansberry's play A Raisin in the Sun, the author reveals a hard-working, honest African-American family struggling to make their dreams come true. Langston Hughes' poem, "Harlem," illustrates what could happen if those dreams never came to fruition. Together, both Hansberry and Hughes show the effects on human beings when a long-awaited dream is thwarted by economic and social hardships. Each of the characters in A Raisin in the Sun has a dream for which they base their whole happiness and livelihood on attaining....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Comparing Light and Growth in A Raisin in the Sun and Death of a Salesman - Light and Growth in A Raisin in the Sun and Death of a Salesman.        In A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry and Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, both authors use motifs of light and growth within their settings to convey messages about the intrinsic values and potentiality of their characters. A Raisin in the Sun begins with a faint little light, filtering through the kitchen window. It's not much of a light, but it is successfully kindled by Lena Younger to keep her little plant alive and to help sow the seed of human dignity in her children....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Comparing Power and Control in A Raisin In The Sun and Juno and the Paycock - Power and Control in A Raisin In The Sun and Juno and the Paycock In the two plays, A Raisin In The Sun by Lorraine Hansberry and Juno and the Paycock by Sean O'Casey, the reader is presented with a definite struggle for power among its main characters and society's ideals. These plays also serve as functions of drama, where the reader or viewer can also perceive much more in the way they are portrayed by the actors and the director as well, as the overall thematic plot and significance. In A Raisin In The Sun, the reader is faced with the struggle between Walter and his wife, Ruth, and his mother, Mama, for power and head of the household....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 981 words
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A Comparison of the American Dream in Death of a Salesman and A Raisin in the Sun - The Value of a Dream in Death of a Salesman and A Raisin in the Sun      How does one value a dream. This question arises while reading both Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman and Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun.  Although the two novels are very different, the stories and characters share many likenesses.  Death of a Salesman concerns a family’s difficulty in dealing with unrealized dreams.  A Raisin in the Sun focuses on a family's struggle to agree on a common dream.  In each of these stories, there are conflicts between the dreams that each character is struggling to attain....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Comparing Dreams in Of Mice and Men and A Raisin in the Sun - Of Mice and Men and A Raisin in the Sun Dreams Make What Life Is In the novels Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry and the novel Out of the dust by Karen Hesse, dreams are viewed in different perspectives. John Stenbeck is telling you to strive for your goals and to work towards them because your dreams can get deferred and destroyed. When the opinion of Hansberry is implying that dreams can come true if you try hard, even if you're going through tough times....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1195 words
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Struggles within the Younger family in the play A Raisin in the Sun - Struggles within the Younger family in the play A Raisin in the Sun A Raisin In The Sun Rolling in the Dust “Oh- so now it’s life. Money is life. Once upon a time freedom used to be life- now it’s money. I guess the world really do change…” (74). This quote reveals the economic struggles within the Younger family in the play A Raisin in the Sun. Throughout the play, Mama’s views are at odds with Walter’s views. For Walter, who feels enslaved in his job and life, money is the truest freedom. To him, money seems to be the answer to everything....   [tags: English Literature] 1183 words
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Emotion to the Screen with Composition and Shot Variation In A Raisin in the Sun - Translating Emotion to the Screen with Composition and Shot Variation In A Raisin in the Sun Filmmaking and cinematography are art forms completely open to interpretation in a myriad ways: frame composition, lighting, casting, camera angles, shot length, etc. The truly talented filmmaker employs every tool available to make a film communicate to the viewer on different levels, including social and emotional. When a filmmaker chooses to undertake an adaptation of a literary classic, the choices become somewhat more limited....   [tags: Film Movie Cinema Cinematography Video] 2268 words
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Comparing the Passion and Dreams in A Raisin in the Sun and The Grapes of Wrath - The Fruits of Passion and Dreams in A Raisin in the Sun and The Grapes of Wrath                   Passion. Passion is what both Lorraine Hansberry and John Steinbeck have in common. Their two major works, A Raisin in the Sun and The Grapes of Wrath, respectively, focus on the human struggle, love and dreams, which in turn are symbolized through the ideas of matriarchal images, prodigal sons and daughters and nature as an icon of dreams. In both these works, the mothers play the most important role in the development of the plot....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Difficulities in the Play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry - Difficulities in the Play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry In the four years between 1861 and 1865 this country was in civil war over the rights and freedom of blacks in America. When all was said and done, the blacks won their freedom and gained several rights that would make their lives better. Nearly one hundred years later, in 1959, Lorraine Hansberry wrote her great play, A Raisin in the Sun. It described the everyday life of a black family in the Southside of Chicago sometime after World War II....   [tags: Civil War Plays Lorraine Hansberry Essays]
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Comparing the Dream Deferred in Raisin in the Sun and Death of a Salesman - A Dream Deferred in A Raisin in the Sun and Death of a Salesman Most everyone in America would like to achieve financial success. Sometimes living in a capitalistic society entices many to become too materialistic. Greed is the characteristic that many Americans then attain. This is all in pursuit of the American dream. For most Americans, this high status is very difficult to achieve. In Arthur Miller's, Death of a Salesman, we see how difficult it was for Willy Loman and his sons to achieve this so called American dream, and these people were proud white Americans....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1622 words
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Reaching for a Dream in Literature - ... He admits that he is always unconfident, sad and anxious. Moreover, he develops a sense of disrespect to his parents. He makes fun at correct their grammar mistakes; He get sick of their constant encouragement; He is disgraceful parent because they can help him with his homework. The character obviously does nothing to compensate for his parent sacrifice. He is an outstanding student, but in the human sense, he fails to be an educated person. He once admits: “He cannot afford to admit his parents (How could he still and pursuit such a contrary life?)....   [tags: A Raisin in the Sun, Fences, Achievement of Desire]
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Racial Injustice in A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry and Sonny’s Blues, by James Baldwin - ... Life in the black segregated neighborhood was filled with poverty, danger of drugs, and the death was waiting in almost every corner of the street. Though the life could be killed by the external racial force like racist murder case like narrators uncle, there were some other major threats like the danger of drugs and poverty which made the life in the segregated black community miserable. There when the darkness fell, the evil rose and the danger were waiting for human flash like hungry tiger....   [tags: sociological and story analysis]
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Success of a Family: Aspirations & Motives of the Younger Family in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun - Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun revolves around a short but difficult period in the lives of the Younger family. Each family member has dreams of a higher quality of life; free from the pressures of poverty and the literal confines of an outgrown and decrepit apartment. Ultimately, the ambitions of each Younger are inspired by dreams of a better life for the family as a whole. Though each Younger approaches this goal differently, they each desire to rise above their current position in the “rat trap” of society into a better, more respectable, life (964)....   [tags: Theatre]
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Comparing Women in Raisin In the Sun, House On Mango Street, and Yellow Raft - Roles of Women in A Raisin In the Sun, The House On Mango Street, and A Yellow Raft In Blue Water       A Raisin In the Sun, The House On Mango Street, and A Yellow Raft In Blue Water all contain strong, defined images of women. These women control and are controlled. They are oppressed and liberated. Standing tall, they are confident and independent. Hunched low, they are vulnerable and insecure. They are grandmothers, aunts, mothers, wives, lovers, friends, sisters and children. Although they span a wide range of years and roles, a common thread is woven through all of their lives, a thread which confronts them day in and day out....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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The American Dream in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun and Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman - Centuries ago, Americans were fighting for their freedom from Britain. Then, the American dream was to have freedom. To American then, being free and having their own individual country was enough. Up until a few decades ago, African Americans were fighting to have equal rights. They thought this was all they needed and they would be truly happy. Somewhere over the course of time; happiness had a new meaning for all Americans. Now material possessions are what it takes to be happy. The American dream is to be rich....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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Comparing the American Dream in Miller's Death of a Salesman and Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun - Comparing the Destructive American Dream in Miller's Death of a Salesman and Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun America is a land of dreamers. From the time of the Spanish conquistadors coming in search of gold and everlasting youth, there has been a mystique about the land to which Amerigo Vespucci gave his name. To the Puritans who settled its northeast, it was to be the site of their “city upon a hill” (Winthrop 2). They gave their home the name New England, to signify their hope for a new beginning....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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Comparing Reality and Illusion in Glass Menagerie, Death of a Salesman, and A Raisin in the Sun - Reality vs. Illusion in The Glass Menagerie, The Death of a Salesman, and A Raisin in the Sun       All three stories are centered on lower income families in urban settings. Each story has one main dreamer with other characters being in various states of reality. Amanda Wingfield, Willy Loman, and Walter Lee Younger are all living on pipe dreams. Amanda dreams of her days on the front porch surrounded by her gentleman callers. Willy is the all time king of pipe dreams bouncing from past to future with imagining how everything would have been different if he had gone to Alaska (or Africa) with his brother Ben or will be different when Howard makes him showroom salesman at the home...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 562 words
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Lorraine Hansberry - Lorraine Hansberry, author of the world renowned play A Raisin in The Sun, was an excellent playwright, she was even the first black playwright and the youngest American to win a New York Critics’ Circle award (biography.com). A Raisin in The Sun deals with problems like racism and good problems like dreams, similar to the play Master Harold... And The Boys, written by Athol Fugard. Both plays were inspiring and taught me a different lesson. Lorraine was born May 19, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois. She was the youngest of four children by seven years....   [tags: A Raisin In The Sun, Racial Discrimination]
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Conflicts in an American Family in play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry - Conflicts in an American Family in play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry The play “A Raisin in the Sun” illustrates three main conflicts in the younger family life; they are internal, social, and interpersonal. The conflicts in the story give insight as to who the characters are and what they really want out of life. Conflict is one of the underlying themes in the play, which was written by Lorraine Hansberry, it helps to tell the story and explain the situation that the Younger family is in....   [tags: Papers] 845 words
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Awake and Sing by Clifford Odet versus A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry - Clifford Odet's play, "Awake and Sing", and Lorraine Hansberry's play, "A Raisin in the Sun", both revolve around the struggle of attaining the American dream during the hardships of a struggling economy and most important the value of a family. By analyzing the main characters, Ralph and Walter, it can be seen that even though they wish to use the insurance money to fulfill their dream they eventually realize that with family they can survive through poverty. Both characters are being weighed down by poverty....   [tags: American Literature] 631 words
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Conflict in the play A Rising in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry - Conflict in the play A Rising in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry In "A Rising in the Sun" (Lorraine Hansberry) we find three main conflicts within the play. These conflicts are interrelated and emerge mainly from one primer issue – Racism. In this essay, I will highlight these three conflicts and explain their connection. First, I will explain the conflict of family. Second, I will explain the conflict of money. Third, I will explain the conflict of racism and how the first two could be seen as a "by-product" of it....   [tags: A Rising in the Sun Plays Conflict Essays] 653 words
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A brazen raisin waiting for the light - In the novel A Raisin in the Sun There is a spectacular and awe-striking differences in both the black and white races abilities to travel out of their current dispositions. The black race remains stagnant in a familiar area, an urban environment, that they have been well acquainted with since they were birthed and the white race has historically had the financial earnings necessary to escape there familiar surroundings and immerse themselves in places of profound distances, boasting nuanced experiences and opportunities to ascertain with wide-eyed astonishment....   [tags: Social Standards, African Cultures] 1509 words
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Dreams Deferred in Hansberry's A Raising in the Sun - Dreams Deferred Everything has a price; not just material items that one purchases with currency, but also intangibles that do not appear costly. For example, how much does it cost to get an A in school. It may not require money, but it undoubtedly requires hard work and dedication. This example is synonymous with achieving one’s dreams, no matter what those dreams are. Often in school, ambitious students must sacrifice another facet of their lives in order to achieve their academic goals. In A Raisin in the Sun, many of the characters must give up something important to them to achieve their own idea of success....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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"A Raisin in the Sun" - The play "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry, provides the reader with a clear view on the reality of the struggle for African Americans during the late 1950's. Full of conflict and racial tension, Hansberry creates a strong distinction between her different and unique characters. The main theme of dreams creates conflicts that are evident in the play because the family is aiming for an individual dream that seems to never happen; however, in the end, they get away form the individual dream and finally reach a common ground....   [tags: American Literature] 441 words
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Hoop Dreams And Rasin In The Sun - Comparison Contrast Paper - The movie Hoop Dreams shows you the difficulties and obstacles that come in the way of dreams. Although it’s said that if you believe in a dream long enough it will come true, but in Hoop Dreams and A Raisin in the Sun you are shown the harsh realities of the falseness of that statement. And that the reality of a dream not coming true hits you like a brick wall. Many obstacles get in the way of the road to dreams in both stories. In both stories, all families suffer from having little knowledge, and it doesn’t help that they’re all black....   [tags: essays research papers] 970 words
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