Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun

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A Raisin in the Sun Symbolism Keith Shaw, the president of the Mind Body Spirit Central stated "Only 10 percent of the population has specific, well-defined goals, but even then, seven out of the ten of those people reach their goals only half the time" (Shaw). A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry displays the Younger family that is suffering from poverty and unable to satisfy each family members goal. Their opportunities are possible when the family is expecting an insurance check due to "Big Walter's" death. The father, Walter Younger wants to invest in opening a liquor store with his friends. Ruth (Walter's wife) and Lena (Walter's mom) are both interested into moving into a new home and out of their old apartment. Lena uses a flower as a key prop in the play in which is explained as, "… a feeble little plant growing doggedly in a small pot on the window sill." (1480). The plant seems to not receive enough light or water, however Lena still takes care of the plant in the financial situation the family is in. The plant…show more content…
First off, she goes to the windowsill to check on the flower. She states, " if this little old plant don’t get more sun than its been getting it ain't never going to see spring again."(1480) The comment describes that its likely that if nothing changes then the flower could die. This statement can be relatable to the situation the entire family is in. Lena wants to have better living conditions. She knows that the old apartment they are in, does not provide enough sunlight to make the flower grow. Similar to the flower, she wishes he family can grow together. Following this further, she makes the decision to make a down payment on a house in Clybourne Park. In the end of the play, she grabs her plant before leaving for the new house. She knows that the family will grow better together in this neighborhood, and have the opportunity to have a
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