Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun

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A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry is a drama about a African American family living in the south side of Chicago during the 1950’s. The five family members live in a small apartment that isn’t what they want. When Walter Senior dies, the family receives ten-thousand dollars of insurance money, and the Youngers fight about what will happen to the money because all of them have a life dream. Mama is very wise and tries to keep the family from arguing. Walter, her son, is angry and wants to buy a liquor store with the insurance money. Beneatha wants to become a doctor so she will need the insurance money for schooling. Ruth, Walters wife, wants a house for her family. Travis, Walter and Ruth's son, is calm and stays out of everything. Through the course of the play, Beneatha and Mama, Mama and Walter, and Walter and Ruth experience conflict, but by the end of the play they are able to surmount their differences and able to support one another in a common cause, overcoming racial discrimination.…show more content…
The two of them continue to fight through the course of the play about religion and the money Beneatha wants for her schooling to become a doctor , but toward the end of the play they overcome their
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