Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun

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One difference that could change the reaction of people is time period. If buying a house in an all white neighborhood today and have someone from the Improvement Association telling you that you are not welcomed there, would be way different because African Americans are welcomed anywhere in this time period, so they would not feel very welcomed if someone told them they could not live somewhere. They would get very offensive and want to defend themselves. The Youngers did not really “defend” themselves. Although, they did find it offensive, they did not let it affect them. Today, they would make a big deal and make a big scene but, the Youngers did not do that. A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry is a script that throws your emotions all over the place. It takes place in the 1950’s. The Youngers go through some tough decisions. Mr. Younger, the father, had died and the family received his insurance check for 10,000 dollars. Walter, the son of Mama, Mr. youngers wife, wants the money to invest in a liquor store. Beneatha, Mamas daughter, wants money to pay for her college because she wants to become a doctor. Mama decides to do whats right with the money and buys a house. She only puts a down payment down for 3,500 dollars for the house. She gives Beneatha 3,000 dollars and the rest to Walter. Walters loses the money trying…show more content…
In the 1950’s the whites were mostly respected but the blacks weren’t because of the slavery, the whites looked down on them and thought they were no good, even though, that was not true. Once the Slavery ended, the south (and even the rest of America) became way more respectful of the blacks and saw that they were the same people as the whites. If it was more down south, where a lot of the blacks are because of the slavery that would not happen. It would not happen because the African Americans are more respected down
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