The Concept Of The American Dream In Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun

analytical Essay
1557 words
1557 words

The concept of the American Dream has always been that everyone wants something in life, no matter if it is wealth, education, financial stability, safety, or a decent standard of living. However, everyone will try to strive to get what they want. The American Dream, is said to be that everyone should try and get what they hope they can get in life. In the play “A Raisin in the Sun” the author Lorraine Hansberry brought to us is about a family that each one of them have an American Dream. The question is can each one of them will be able to fore fill that dream? The American Dream, in my interpretation is that people from different, culture or places come to the United State to get a better education, job, stability to have a prosperous life. …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how lorraine hansberry's play "a raisin in the sun" is about a family that each has an american dream.
  • Analyzes how the youngers family in raisin in the sun is an african-american family struggling to get out of poverty.
  • Analyzes how beneatha, walter's younger sister, wants to become a doctor, but she knows that her mom is the only one working to pay the bill.
  • Analyzes how beneatha needs to understand that in life nothing comes for free. walter knows that they are two guys with a bright future.
  • Analyzes how ruth, walter's wife, is a loving, caring mother, sister, and wonderful daughter-in-law. she works and takes care of the family.
  • Analyzes how mama lena dreams of having a house and garden, but she also thinks about her family. she takes care of the plant as if it were her children.

Ruth is kind of the peacemaker. She is a loving, care mother, wife, sister-in-law and a wonderful daughter-in-law. Ruth is always on the mist of every situation, trying to maintain the ball rolling. She works and take care of the family. Ruth situation with Walter is a roller coaster. Sometimes Walter complains about Ruth he says to her “You couldn’t be on my side that long for nothing, could you…. A man needs for a woman to back him up…” p 32. Walter is saying that she is not supporting his dream and that she doesn’t listen to him. Ruth in this play is like mama’s right hand. The dream that Walter want is something that Ruth knows that Mama Lena will not go for. Walter continues to insult Ruth with negative comment “that is just what is wrong with the colored woman in this world… Don’t understand about building their men up and making ‘em feel like they somebody. Like they can do something.” Pg. 34. Walter is saying that black women don’t know how to help a man to achieve his dreams. Ruth as a peacemaker, even though she is hurt she just walk away. Couple of minutes later, Walter and Beneatha are also arguing. Ruth step up to the situation to put the peace between the two siblings. Walter comment onto Beneatha “How is school coming”? pg36. Beneatha knowing that Walter just wants to start an argument comment back in a way of dislike. Ruth in the middle tries to put the peace. Ruth says to Walter “Walter Lee, why don’t you leave that girl alone and get out of her to work”? Ruth is telling Walter don’t start with her. Ruth knows that Walter has a dream, she knows that Beneatha also has a dream and Ruth also have her own dream. But poor Ruth she don’t talk often about it. Meanwhile, mama enters the living room and Ruth start talking about Walter’s idea. But Mama Lena ask Ruth “What done got into you, girl? Walter Lee done finally sold you on investing. Mama is saying are you already let

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