Raisin In The Sun Dreams

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The play A Raisin in the Sun is a depiction of the Youngers lives over a few weeks in the 1950’s. The Youngers are an African-American family living on Chicago’s South Side. The play opens starting with a scene where the Youngers are receiving a $10,000 insurance check due to Mr. Younger’s life insurance policy. Adult members in the family all know what they wish to do with the money and these ideas are shown throughout the play. Mama, wishes they could buy a house so that she can live a dream that her husband and herself shared. Walter Lee, Mama’s son wants to invest the money in a liquor store to try and fix all of his family’s financial problems. He thinks that investment with all his friends will solve the family’s financial problems forever. Ruth, Walters’s wife agrees with…show more content…
Ruth Finds that she is pregnant yet she is afraid of having the child because of fears that having the child, will put more financial pressure on the family which they do not need. Walter later says nothing in response to Ruth saying that she is thinking about getting an abortion, Mama later decides to issue a down payment on the house for the entire family. Believing that having a bigger and classier bright dwelling will be a great thing for them all. The house is located at Clybourne Park, this location is an entirely white neighborhood. The Youngers’ future neighbors then find out that the Youngers are African Americans and are moving in, they then send Mr. Lindner, a representative from the Clybourne Park Improvement Association, Kind of like a Home owners association, to offer the Youngers money if in return they stay away. The Youngers though refuse the deal from them, even when Walter loses all 6,500 dollars, which is the rest of the money, to his friend Willy Harris. Willy Harris was who persuades Walter to invest his money in the liquor store, but he then runs off with all of his
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