A Raisin in the Sun Character Analysis

analytical Essay
709 words
709 words

The play “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry has many interesting characters. In my opinion, the most fascinating character is Ruth because of her many emotions and captivating personality. She goes through extreme emotions in the play such as happiness, sadness, anger, stress, and confusion. Ruth is very independent, firm, kind, witty, and loving. Ruth has an intriguing personality. She is very loving towards her family. She will do all in her power to improve the lifestyle of her family. When it appears that the deal for the house in Clybourne Park will fall through, she promises to dedicate all of her time to make the investment work. “Lena-I’ll work… I’ll work 20 hours a day in all the kitchens in Chicago…I’ll strap my baby on my back if I have to and scrub all the floors and wash all the sheets in America if I have to-but we have to MOVE!” she pleads to her mother-in-law (Hansberry140). Her plan is unrealistic and idealistic, but the well being of her family is more important to her than anything. Ruth is also witty and sarcastic at times. She cracks jokes to lighten the mood of her family when they’re worried. “Well that’s the way the cracker crumbles. Joke. (121)” When Beneatha and Mama are stressing over the neighborhood they are moving into, Ruth makes a witty joke to improve the mood. Ruth supervises the daily routine and well being of her family. She makes sure that everyone does what they are supposed to and stays on track. ...

In this essay, the author

  • Opines that the most fascinating character in lorraine hansberry's "a raisin in the sun" is ruth. she goes through extreme emotions such as happiness, sadness, anger, stress, and confusion.
  • Analyzes how ruth has an intriguing personality. she is very loving towards her family and will do all in her power to improve the lifestyle of the family.
  • Analyzes how ruth's dream is to improve her family’s lifestyle and move into a house where she can raise travis and the new baby.
  • Compares ruth with her mom and grandma, who are both independent, witty, loving, and kind. they care about the well-being of their families more than anything.
  • Analyzes how ruth teaches the importance of family and being kind to everyone, and how it is important to stand by one's beliefs and not let tough times seize control.
  • Analyzes ruth's positive attitude and ensnaring personality. she goes through many difficult situations and diverse emotions, but she always manages to make it though.

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