Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun

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Trevon Nichols Ms. Jones Amer. Lit 27 June 2015 The American Dream in A Raisin in the sun The play A Raisin in the Sun is a play written by Lorraine hansberry is about a black family’s struggles in the 1950’s. Everyone in the family has their own dream and in the play they're three generations in the house and they all try to fulfill their dreams. In lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the sun, Beneatha is an astonishing example of a character who fight viciously to go against the stereotypes and sexism in 1959 that said woman could not take part in the “American dream “ of becoming something more than a house worker or nanny. The “American Dream” is all about money and power for most people, No matter if it's just becoming a manager at a store or becoming the president of the United States of America it all comes down to power and money. But it is more than that way more, there are 5 myths about the magical american dream that most people believe. first the American dream is about getting rich. second Homeownership is the american dream. Third the american dream is american. fourth china threatens the american dream. fifth economic decline and political gridlock are killing american dream. Many american put blame on other people for the reason why they don't…show more content…
What are you talking about, Ruth? Listen, I’m going to be a doctor. I’m not worried about who I’m going to marry yet – if I ever get married.”(Hansberry 23). in the beginning of the book she is very americanized “(still teasing and reaching out and taking her face in his hand and turning her profile to him). Well… its is the true that this is not so much a profile of a hollywood queen as perhaps a queen of the nile-(A mock dismissal of the importance of the question) But what does it matter ? Assimilation is so popular in your country.”(Hansberry
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