Joseph Asagai's A Raisin In The Sun

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Two complete opposites. These are two words to describe Joseph Asagai and George Murchison. They are two characters that both fell in love with Beneatha. Although things didn’t work out between Beneatha and George as there grew a distance between them, especially with George’s lifestyle and how he shows off a lot. On the other hand Beneatha seems to be drawn to Asagai and his background of Nigeria, Beneatha is really interested in Assegais life, his heritage and his traditions. Beneatha seems to be looking for her African through Asagai. Beneatha is also having an identity crisis as she doesn't know who she is and I think one these characters might offer an end to Beneatha’s crisis and she believes that one if them will. That’s why I think…show more content…
Asagai supports the naturality in us, in the book “A Raisin In The Sun” Asagai ask Beneatha “Where you born with it like that?” referring to Beneatha’s hair as she straightens it out every week just to look normal but Asagai knows she looks more beautiful with her hair in its natural form. Asagai embraces diversity and tries to encourage black americans to embrace their roots and not be afraid of where they come from. Asagai’s heritage does however give him old fashioned ideas about women, such as that Asagai doesn't think a woman should be without a man. Joseph Asagai is a well mannered traditional man who thinks people should embrace themselves and their heritage and mustn't change themselves for the sake of fitting…show more content…
George is one of the few black americans who can afford a college education but George only sees education as a means to get more money and be successful not to actually learn and understand. George is also an academic show off he is constantly proving to others that he is smarter than them for example in the play Ruth ask George “What time is the show?” and George replies "It's an eight-thirty curtain. That's just Chicago, though. In New York, standard curtain time is eight-forty" he was eager to explain to Ruth some useless information she didn’t even ask for. George also tries really hard to fit into white society, he embraces white values and even dresses like a white man. So much so that in the play “A Raisin In The Sun” Walter Lee Younger notices George trying

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