Sunlight plays a key role in the growth of both plants and the Youngers. The Youngers’ residence lacks sunlight, so Ruth is thrilled when Lena informs her that there is an abundance of it in the house that she has just bought (Hansberry 4). The sunlight, which symbolizes hope and growth, gives Ruth reassurance that she and her family will eventually move out of their current residence in a cramped apartment in Southside Chicago in the post-World War II era. The close quarters and the constricting racial views of the society in whic...
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