Analysis Of A Raisin In The Sun By Lorraine Hansberry

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Playwright, author, and activist or maybe hardworking, dedicated, and passionate are all worthy to describe the phenomenal Lorraine Hansberry. Born on the south side of Chicago, Hansberry was introduced to racial segregation at a young age. Racially discriminated and treated unfairly, Lorraine Hansberry set out to make a difference in the world some day. Attending University of Wisconsin in Madison, it was there that Hansberry discovered her appreciation of writing. This newfound love opened up an entirely new world for Hansberry in theatrical playwright. Hansberry found that theater plays allowed her to express her feelings and thoughts about the multiple issues and events that were constantly occurring during the Civil Rights era. Lorraine Hansberry believed strongly in not only racial equality, but gender equality as well. She like many Civil Rights leaders during that time period believed that all human beings should be treated equally no matter their race, gender, or beliefs. These strong views on the African American society lead the writing of one of the most famous plays of all time, “A Raisin in the Sun”. The highlight of her success “A Raisin in the Sun” became a stepping stool for Hansberry that allowed her to send her own personal message to her readers about things that bothered her. Being an African American woman during the 1960's caused Lorraine Hansberry to be ridiculed and looked down upon, not only by whites but by her own race due to the fact that Hansberry did not follow the stereotype that was placed on African American women. Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun" uniquely illustrates the gender stereotypes African Americans placed among themselves during the 1960's Civil Rights era.
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... a man because of it. The judgment from his family also caused Walter to drown himself into deep depression. Suffering from this Walters entire attitude changed causing him to become more violent then ever before. Hansberry believed that this form of judgment was the issue with so many African American men during that time frame. Already dealing with the discrimination of society, African American men also had to deal with the negative support they received from their family members.
“A Raisin in the Sun” is one the worlds all time most famous play. Not only did Lorraine Hansberry provided a well thought out and entertaining play, she also displayed messages of life for the world to see. Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” will live on forever and continue to teach others of the difficulties that African American faced during the 1960’s Civil Rights era.
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