Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun

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A Raisin in the Sun A Raisin in the Sun is a magnificent play by playwright Lorraine Hansberry, it is a well written play about a poor black family The Youngers living in Chicago, although poor they are still a loving family that over the course of the play experience arguments, disagreements and conflicts along with trials of tribulations overcoming the racial discrimination they face as they get ready to relocate into a new home in a neighborhood that is solely occupied by white home owners. The whole family have hopes and dreams of living a better life in the future, Mama is a strong minded prideful women with strong family values who tries to keep the family from tearing apart. Walter has always wanted to become a rich, respected and…show more content…
the plays gives the audience a good idea that Walter (Sidney Poitier) is blinded by ignorance and fails to achieve success because he is emotionally and physically drawing himself closer to a breaking point, he feels that he has failed to fill his father's shoes by becoming the strong man his family desire him to be. The thought of not standing in his father's shoes is what makes him vulnerable and liable to making poor judgements in decisions, he basically has allowed himself to lose touch with his family by becoming the burden that finally leads to the worsening of his family trust in him and his failure to uphold the family values of having a man of the house. In scene I he tried to convey his feeling for respect and his dream of becoming a successful business man to his wife, Ruth was not wanting to listen anymore so to shut him up and show to him that she wasn’t interested in his grieving she said “Eat your eggs” and Walter responded “That’s it. There you are. A man say to his woman: I got me a dream. His woman say: Eat your eggs. ” “(Hansberry15) Walter's dream to have an extreme amount of money was deferred and seemed unachievable because of the racial obstacles he and his family had to put up with throughout the play. Constantly Walter looked down on his race because he felt that they could not overcome their background; he rambled on about how black women never support their black men and were basically useless. “That is just what is wrong with the colored woman in this world.. Don’t understand about building their men up and making ’em feel like they somebody. Like they can
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