Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun

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What do you consider an American and what does it take to pursue it? An American Dream are thought and images that someone want to obtain through hard work. The characters in A Raisin in the Sun have dreams, ambitions, and goals they all want to accomplish. A Raisin in the Sun is a play written by Lorraine Hansberry. The main characters are Mama (Lena), Walter, Beneatha, and Ruth. The play take place in the South Side of Chicago between 1945 and 1959. In the play, Walter’s American Dream is investing in a liquor store is affected by the personality traits of greediness, bad-tempered, and selfishness. One personality trait that affect Walter’s dream is being greedy. Greediness case walter dream to disappear because his life's focus on money. Walter states, “ No - it was always money, Mama. We just didn’t know about it.” Walter is a supporter for valuing money as important. In Act I Scene II, Walter respond to his mother by saying, “money is life.” The lines that were exchange between Mama and Walter demonstrate the differences between their generations. Walter believes money allow society to live carefree and comfortable lives.Walter attain other traits that affected him and his dream.…show more content…
Throughout the play, Walter had negative energy between all the other characters. For example, he show negative behavior to his wife when he said, “ We one group of men tied to a race of women with small minds.” When Walter made that statement to his wife, it show he express discrimination and negative actions to the people who care about him very much. Walter shouted to his wife, “ DAMN ALL THE EGGS THAT EVER WAS!” Walter return harsh feedback when someone disagree with his opinions and express feelings towards
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