Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun

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The American Dream is different from everyone based on their opinion in life or their needs in life. Some dreams can be achieved easier than others and some dreams are more difficult. The American Dream of Walter Younger in Lorraine Hansberry’s play, A Raisin in the Sun is less reasonable and less possible than Lennie from John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. This is true because Walter wants more and was not satisfied with what he had as Lennie was happy just to tend rabbits and spend time with George. Walter Younger’s dream is less reasonable because he plans on buying a liquor store with his two friends so he can invest money and save it for family purposes. During the time and place they live in, African Americans are still treated unequally from the whites. So it is harder to find a good job in the first place. Some obstacles he faces are he has a drinking problem, he does not have money to start, and he does know where to start. But once he finally gets the money, Willie takes it all and leaves, so that is why I believe Walter’s american dream is harder than Lennie’s american dream. Two quotes that support my reasoning is, “Do you know what this money means to me? Do you know what this money can for us?…show more content…
The problem with that is he is mentally slow, he is too strong for his own good, and the two do not have enough money to buy a house right now. But when the two had a chance with Candy to buy a house, Lennie killed Curley’s wife which forces George to kill him. Even though Lennie dies in the end I still believe that Lennie’s american dream is more reasonable than Walter’s. The two quotes from the book are, “Go on, George. When we gonna do it?” (pg. 106) “ George says I gotta stay here and not get in no trouble. I seen your light.” (pg.
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