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  • Walter Lee Younger Through His Obsessive Dream
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    Society in the 1959 was full of racial discrimination. White and blacks were still living in their own 'areas', the public as a whole was very slow to accept the concept of mixed neighborhoods - blacks and white living together. This book, A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Vivian Hansberry, tells the story of a lower-class black family's struggle to gain middle -class acceptance in the Southside of Chicago. The Younger family of five, four adults and one child live in a cramped apartment in one o...
  • Lenas Dream
    545 words
    Dreams are vital to the life of every person. Without dreams, there is nothing to plan or look forward to; therefore, no reason to live. The Younger family in A Raisin In The Sun by Lorraine Hansberry has many dreams for the future that a $10,000 insurance check guarantees them. I also have dreams and hopes for my future, college, a job, and a family are all things that I want to have, some day. Due to Walter Younger death, his widow, Lena Younger, receives a $10,000 insurance check. Lenas dream...
  • Walter Younger's American Dream
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    Struggle for the American Dream The American Dream is what Americans want out of life. It consists of people's family plans, career plans, and the type of lifestyle they want to live. Lorraine Hansberry wrote the play, A Raisin in the Sun, in 1958. A Raisin in the Sun provides many good examples of blacks struggling to achieve their American Dreams. The play tells of a family, the Younger, who want the American Dream. The characters Mama, Ruth, Walter, and Beneatha all show how they attempt to f...
  • Walter And His Reaction To Mr Linder
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    By: Erica Rivero A Raisin in the sun topic: What is Walter Lee Youngs reaction to the association and how does it transform him Many black men have to deal with an organized racism that affects their role in society. Walter Lee Younger has the unfortunate situation that he is constantly posed on the edge of greatness, but steadily affixed to the certainty of being the Achilles' heel of society. I think to understand Walter and his reaction to Mr. Linder, the representative from the Clybourne Par...
  • Mama's Dream
    766 words
    Important themes in A Raisin in the Sun A Raisin in the Sun examines an African-American's family struggle to break out of the themes of poverty, dreams, racism, society, and various social themes that they are faced with. Lorraine Hansberry analyzes how race prejudice and economic insecurity affect a black mans role in his own family, his ability to provide, and his identity. One of the major themes in this play is dreams and dreams deferred. When the Younger family receives the ten thousand do...
  • Different People's Dreams Conflict
    851 words
    In the play, A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, one of the most important themes is the American Dream. Many of the characters in this play have hopes and aspirations; they all strive towards their goals throughout the play. However, many of the characters in the play have different dreams that clash with each other. Problems seem to arise when different people's dreams conflict with one another; such as Walter's versus Bennie's, George's versus Asagai's, and the Clybourne Park versus t...
  • Walter Younger Plays
    229 words
    In Chicago, in the 1950^aEURTMs, black families were confronted with many challenges, faced much racial prejudice, were typically poor, working-class families, and were not wanted in white communities. In A Raisin in the Sun, the Younger Family is different, they are poor, but they are able to overcome that fact and fulfill their dreams, despite the prejudice that comes with them. Because the Younger have a strong sense of pride and loyalty their dreams are achieved by prevailing over their chal...
  • Money In A Liquor Store And Walter
    958 words
    Dreams Deferred in Raisin in the Sun Lorraine Hansberry, the author of A Raisin in the Sun, supports the theme of her play from a montage of, A Dream Deferred, by Langston Hughes. Hughes asks, "What happens to a dream deferred?" He suggests many alternatives to answering the question. That it might "dry up like a raisin in the sun", or "fester like a sore". Yet the play maybe more closely related to Hughes final question of the poem, "Or does it explode?" The play is full of bombs that are explo...
  • Walter's American Dream
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    Dreams and Dignity The American Dream, although different for each one of us, is what we all aspire to achieve. In the film A Raisin in the Sun, the Younger family, who are black, all have a dream to better themselves and to have what all other American families want 3/4 a shot at the American Dream. The American Dream to the Younger family is to own a home, but beyond that, to Walter Younger, it is to be accepted by the hegemony and not to be marginalized into a lower social category. In an art...
  • Their Own Dreams And Mama
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    Raisins, nature's candy, are from by drying grapes. The play depicts the feelings and thoughts of the people 50's and 60's. Their feelings are different from what we see today in our lives. The Younger family had to deal with poverty and racism. Not having enough money and always being put down because of the color of their skin held them back from having a lot of self-respect and dignity. Not everything, including life, is as sweet as candy when dry. The Younger's financial problem left them ex...
  • Walter's Dreams
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    A dream deferred is a dream put off to another time, much like this essay. But unlike dreams sometimes, this essay will get fulfilled and done with. Each character from A Raisin in the Sun had a deferred dream, even little Travis although his dream was not directly stated. Their dreams become dried up like a raisin in the sun. Not just dreams are dried up though; Walter Lee and Ruth's marriage became dried up also. Their marriage was no longer of much importance, like a dream it was post-pone d ...
  • Walter Dreams
    588 words
    One major theme of the play, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, is the importance of dreams; they drive each member of the Younger family. Mama longs to have her own home in a nice part of town, away from South Chicago. Beneatha dreams of getting a good education, becoming a doctor, and marrying a nice man. Walter wants to have a successful business so that he can rise above the poverty he has always known. Walter Younger resents his impoverished life and fears that it will result in not...
  • Walter's Ideal
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    Walter is frustrated with his current position in life, and every disappointment he has encountered thus far. His position is symbolic of every black male struggling to provide for his family by any means necessary. Hansberry stated in her meeting with Robert Kennedy " the first thing that must be achieved is equal opportunities for Negroes... when unemployment is six percent nationally it is as high as thirty percent among Negroes. Although Walter has a job, it seems inadequate for his survival...
  • Walter's Dreams
    1,115 words
    No matter how hard they try, there are some people who cannot get ahead in life. Walter Lee Younger is a man who is frustrated with his current position in life, and every disappointment he has encountered thus far. Although he tries to be a loving man, sometimes he does not know how to show the idea of love, "Sometimes... sometimes... I don't even know how to try" (Hansberry 89). His position in life can be regarded as symbolic of every black male struggling to provide for his family by any mea...
  • Dreams In The Younger Family
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    "Check coming today?" The Life Insurance check that Mama will soon be receiving is the source of all the dreams in the Younger family. A major argument that Lorraine Hansberry makes in her play A Raisin in the Sun is the importance of dreams. Dreams are what each member of the Younger family is driven by. Mama wants to have her own home in a nice part of town; she does not want her children growing up in a place with rats. Walter wants to have a successful business so he can surpass the poverty ...
  • Walter's Dream
    612 words
    Dream's Recovered Everyone has dreams; everyone has goals they want to accomplish. Some know what it is instantly and some take time to realize what they want to do. But not everyone will achieve their dreams and some, because of sad circumstances lose their grip on their dream and fall into a state of disappointment. Langston Hughes poem relates to the dreams of Mama, Ruth, and Walter in Lorraine Hansberry's play A Raisin in the Sun. Ruth has to listen to Walter's extravagant dreams of being ri...
  • Walter's Dream
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    Quests Not Dreams A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry is the story of black family living in the south side of Chicago. Each member of the family has a dream, a dream that has been put off for some reason. The storyline revolves around an insurance check for $10,000. The check belongs to Mama but each character envisions a different use for the money. Through the events of the play, each person either has their dream realized or caught a glimpse of their dream being fulfilled. I believe th...
  • Both Walters And Oya Dreams
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    By Gregory Poker and Michael Stoller Dreams can be seen in many ways. A dream could be something you had in the night that seems so real, or a dream could be your fantasy, where everything is going your way. The last type of dream is something that has more of a deep sense and plays an important role in your life. In life, people have many dreams. Dreams are important because they create goals for people, and they motivate people to accomplish them. Without a dream, a person will be unfocused in...
  • Story Walter
    291 words
    A Raisin in the Sun is a drama is written by Lorraine Hansberry. The title is from a poem named "A Dream Deferred" by Langston Hughes. When it asks what happens to a dream that is deferred. The story is about a story of a low class black family's struggle. The family lives in a small apartment, which is too small for it's five tenants. The focus of the story is on how to spend the ten thousand-dollar insurance checks from the death of Mama's husband Big Walter. The conflict of the story comes ab...
  • Walter And Beneatha
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    "What happens to a dream deferred?" Langston Hughes asks in his 1959 poem "Dream Deferred". He suggests that it might "dry up like a raisin in the sun" or "stink like a rotten meat" however at the end of the poem, Hughes offers another alternative by asking", or does it explode?" this is the view Lorraine Hansberry supports in her 1959 play A Raisin in the Sun. The drama opens with Walter reading, "Set off another bomb yesterday" from the front page of the morning newspaper; however he is unawar...

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