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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Younger Family In The Play
    804 words
    Keaton Friesen English 180 Lorraine Hansberry is the author of the play A Raisin in the Sun. This play is very significant because it was the first play written by a black playwright to win the Best Play of the Year Award. Another interesting point about the play is the title. The title A Raisin in the Sun also refers to Langston Hughes poem Harlem. In many ways Langston Hughes' poem relates to Lorraine Hansberry's play. In the play a family of black Americans have a chance to move ahead in the ...
  • 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...
  • Family Dreams And Wishes
    1,238 words
    A Raisin in the Sun is one of the best works of Lorraine Vivian Hansberry, in which, through a black family, the Youngers, she talks about vital issues such as poverty, gender and racial discrimination. Hansberry's play focuses mainly on the dreams of the main characters, which motivates them. The title 'A Raisin in the Sun' has been taken from the poem 'Montage of a Dream Deferred' written by Langston Hughes in which he talks about the consequences when dreams are put off for later. The title i...
  • Dreams In The Younger Family
    1,054 words
    "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 ...
  • Members Of The Younger Family
    342 words
    Some critics of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun have said, "The members of the Younger family have unrealistic and unattainable dreams. ' This is quite an accurate statement about these characters. Hansberry's views shown in this play were radical at the time it was produced; therefore, the characters had dreams that were unattainable during that time. A Raisin in the Sun is set in the 1950's, which is essential to the argument that the main characters of this play have hopes and dreams...
  • Lena's Dream
    345 words
    A Raisin In The Sun Dreams are vital to the life of every person. Without dreams, there is nothing to plan or look forward to. The Younger family in A Raisin In The Sun by Lorraine Hansberry has many dreams for their 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's death, his widow, Lena Younger, receives a $10,000 insurance check. Lena's dream is t...
  • Mama's Dream
    311 words
    The significance of the title of the play describes the struggles of the Younger family as each individual's dreams were differed. The title suggests the meager raisin that would fight against the sun's heat. This would be a comparison to the dreams of the characters in the play, especially the minorities of Walter, Beneatha, and Mama (Lena) as they stand defiant against the white. The analogy strongly relates to the Younger family because in the poem by Langston Hughes, he described different i...

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