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    particularly her father’s battle to move into a white neighborhood, provided the background for the events in the play” (314).  Hansberry experienced many of the situations she placed the Younger family at first hand.  Hansberry’s father, Carl Hansberry, was put in a similar circumstance when he moved his family into a predominately white community at the opposition of the white neighbors.  He eventually won a civil rights case on discrimination.  Speaking of the United States, Adler states, “A Raisin

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    in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansbury, the Younger family gets their money when Walter's father dies. But do the se things make them happy? Of course not. They are coming upon money from someone else's misfortune, someone they love. The money may have made life easier for a brief moment in time, but the novelty soon wears off and reality soon returns. The interesting thing about these two novels is that the money received by both the Maxtons and the Youngers did exactly the opposite of what everyone

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    starts in a darkened living room. Ruth Younger wakes her family on a Friday morning. Her father-in-law has recently died, and the family is awaiting the arrival of the insurance money. Her husband, Walter, has plans to use it to buy a liquor store, but wife doesn't believe he belongs in business. Beneatha, Walter's sister daughter, hopes to use the money for her tuition for medical school. Walter's mother, Lena (Mama), plans to use the money for a house for the family. On top of all this, Ruth has discovered

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    The Struggles of the Youngers in A Raisin in the Sun Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun depicts the struggles of three generations of the Youngers family in the 1950's of poorer Chicago.  Act 2, scene 2 of the play displays an understanding of the Youngers and the atmosphere in which they live.  In just a few pages, Lorraine Hansberry reveals the struggles enforced upon the characters individually as well as with their united desires as a family.  Individually, each character must overcome

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    the Sun – Seeking Dreams In the fifties, many young couples sought to fulfill the American Dream: owning a home in the suburbs. While many families were able to save money easily and successfully fulfill their dreams, others were not so fortunate. The play "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry chronicles the story of an African American family as they seek their dreams and the trials they face in doing so. Adding deeper meaning to the play is the contrast between the apartment in which

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    or even just a few lines; She addresses such themes as dreams, prejudice, and family. Mama is the head of the household where she lives with her son Walter and wife Ruth with their son Travis along with Walter’s sister Beneatha or Bennie as some like to call her. The passage tells the reader that Mama went out and did something to destroy one of Walter’s dreams. Mama explains that she did what she did to save her family from falling apart which she thought it was because everyone was yelling at each

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    the story of a lower-class black family’s struggle to gain middle –class acceptance in the Southside of Chicago. The Younger family of five, four adults and one child live in a cramped apartment in one of the poorer sections of town. The dream of owning your own business and having all the money you will ever need is a goal held by many in society, then and now. Walter Lee Younger becomes obsessed with his dream of a business venture that will give him financial and social independence, after getting

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    in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry paints an impressive group portrait of the Youngers, a family composed of powerful characters who are yet in many ways typical in their dreams and frustrations. There is Lena, or Mama, the widowed mother; her daughter Beneatha, a medical student; Beneatha's brother Walter, a struggling chauffeur; and Walter's wife, Ruth, and their young son. Crammed together in an airless apartment, the family dreams of better days. The character Beneatha knows much about her African

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    “A Raisin in the Sun” is set at in an area where racism was still occurring.  Blacks were no longer separated but they were still facing many racial problems. The black Younger family faced these problems throughout the play.  The entire family was affected in their own way.  The family has big dreams and hope to make more of their poor lives.  Walter, the main character, is forced to deal with most of the issues himself.  Ruth, his wife, and Travis, his ten-year-old son, really don’t have say in

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    underlying messages. First was from Mama’s plant. This plant symbolized all that the Younger family was; a half alive plant that is growing in all direction waiting for the spring to bloom. This is the perfect description of the Younger’s. The family is struggling with what to do with the insurance check and finally realize that by equality they will bloom into what they truly desire. Secondly I saw that the Younger’s are a family of routine. It seems that each member is caught in their own struggle and can’t

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