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When Ruth, Lena’s daughter-in-law, becomes pregnant, things take an uncomfortable turn for Ruth and her husband, Walter, who is Lena’s son. Both Ruth and Walter are aware that they do not have enough money to raise another child; Walter attempts to bring up abortion as an option for Ruth. However, Ruth, being the strong-of-heart woman that she is, decides to keep the child, realizing that it is already a living, breathing being. Eventually, Walter comes around and accepts his responsibility as a father.
Unfortunately, when things are beginning to look up again, Walter loses what remained from the insurance check when he gives it to a friend for a business investment, instead of setting it aside for food and household needs. His friend runs off with the money, leaving Walter with nothing, and therefore leaving the rest of the Younger family with nothing. Though she showed strength throughout the play, Lena loses hope when she realizes that the check has been taken, leaving them with nothing, although her children are insisting that they can just work a little harder to bring more money in. Lena becomes more hopeful at the thought that her family will
This dream is based, though, when the “welcoming committee” from the Youngers’ new, predominantly white neighborhood arrives and tries to buy them out of moving into the new neighborhood. At first, the family tells the white man off; however, in light of their fresh money problems, they consider taking the money offered and staying in their apartment. However, Walter, understanding the importance of his family’s dreams, opts against taking the money, vows to work harder, and insists that the family moves into their new house, giving them a brighter future.
In “A Raisin in the Sun”, Ruth and Beneatha are two women that, while sharing some similarities, can be found at opposite ends of the spectrum from each other in regard to
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Walter Lee Younger, the son, is desperate of becoming a better family provider and wants to invest this whole package into a liquor store together with his two other friends.Walter believes that this investment will wipe away the financial problems of the family forever.
The film also deals with issues of homophobia and sexism, white skin privilege and poverty. It also brings into focus daily human challenges with regard to responsibilities and love which become controversial in the face of poverty witnessed in an urban dwelling.
The major weaknesses of this study are concentrated on the play “A Raisin in the Sun” that has attained elevated popularity from 1959. This play traces its geographical setting within the USA. There are diverse characters in this piece of art. They interact and act to attain the objective of educating and entertaining the audience.
This paper aims at exploring how Lorraine Hansberry’s play ‘A Rising in the Sun’ exploits its themes. The play uses the main characters to depict individual ambition and dreams. These are emphasized through events and symbols that collectively embody the maltreatment and inequality of Africa-Americans pursuing the American dream.
Lord Byron in his famous ode, ‘To His Lyre; An Ode’ has very meticulously quoted thus: “I wish to tune my quivering lyre, To deeds of fame, and notes of fire; Fir’d with hope of future fame, I seek some nobler Hero’s name” (Byron 1832). To comprehend the exact position of a Tragic Hero, the insight provided by the author Karuna Shanker Mishra in his book, “The Tragic Hero Through Ages” is apt and befitting to pass any judgment about the modern Tragic Hero, Walter Lee from the play, ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ by Loraine Hansberry.
Mama who is a 60-year woman and the mother of the family acquires an insurance check of $10,000 after her husband’s dies. This money is what sets the play in motion and forms its plot. Walter Lee Younger the son to mama however wants the whole sum of money to himself so that he may start a liquor store.
Mama thinks of her family and their situation while Beneatha can only think of herself. These conflicting personalities are what makes all the difference for both women in regard to the overall results of their lives. Their contrasting
Not as widely recognized, the social boundaries for black people in Northern cities were significant. In “A Raisin in the Sun”, Lorraine Hansberry exposes the hidden cultural boundaries her characters encounter as they each define a modest version of the