Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun

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Hope. It is a four-letter word. It can be defined as a feeling of expectation and desire for something to happen. In Lorraine Hansberry’s drama A Raisin in the Sun, hope is one of the main themes. The feelings of hope are possessed by each one of the characters in the drama. The Younger family is coming into a lot of money and each member has their own desires for what they want to achieve with it. Walter wants to buy a liquor store, Beneatha wants to go to medical school, and Mama just wants to buy a new house where the entire family can live comfortably. The main theme of hope is portrayed specifically through Mama by the use of Mama’s plant as a symbol. Although everyone in the Younger family has different hopes and dreams of what to
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