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A pervasive generation gap separates Mama and Beneatha in Lorraine Hansberry's play A Raisin in the Sun. A Raisin in the Sun addresses African-American personal and collective identity in the 1950s, a time of turbulent change for race relations in the country. ... However, Mama exhibits a remarkable willingness to learn and grow throughout A Raisin in the Sun, mostly due to her daughter's influence. For example, Mama stands up to the emphatic Mrs. ... Beneatha's dream is forged by a newfound racial identity that her mother shares only minimally.Home and house are poignant sym...
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A Raisin in the SunThe check for the death of Mama's husband brought controversy upon the family as what to do with the money. Walter wanted to put it towards his future, Beneatha needed it for her tuition for medical school, and Mama wanted to buy the house in Clybourne Park. ... In A Raisin in the Sun, the American dream of living in a higher class and being something in the world still proposes a controversy between the Youngers.In Mama's case, she felt that she needed to buy the house in order to help the family grow. Mama says "I just seen my family falling apart today...just...
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While reading A Raisin in the Sun, one learns much about the values of the characters in the story, especially of Mama and Walter. ... To Mama, it was "just a check" (pg. 211), but to Walter it was much more. ... Mama's relationships are much more consistent due to her value of family. ... This comes from Mama's value of family. ... Mama value most the happiness of her family. ...
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The above passage taken from the play A Raisin In The Sun by Lorraine Hansberry between Mama and her son Walter shows how the author can address many themes of the play in one scene or even just a few lines; She addresses such themes as dreams, prejudice, and family. ... Mama explains that she did what she did to save her family from falling apart which she thought it was because everyone was yelling at each other and saying how much they hated each other wishing they were dead.One of the major themes of the play A Raisin In The Sun is dreams and dreams deferred. ... The money was from Mama&...
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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. ... This money comes from Mama's husband who passed away a few years ago. ... Their dreams become dried up like a raisin in the sun. ... Another theme that is brought up in A Raisin in the Sun is abortion. ... A Raisin in the Sun shows us how a family can overcome all that is bad for all that is good. ...
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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. ... This money comes from Mama's husband who passed away a few years ago. ... Their dreams become dried up like a raisin in the sun. ... Another theme that is brought up in A Raisin in the Sun is abortion. ... A Raisin in the Sun shows us how a family can overcome all that is bad for all that is good. ...
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Raisin in the Sun!! The the name of this book is a ªª Raisin in the sun" by Lorraine Hansburry. ... Last but not lest Lenna Younger known as Mama. ... All the family members are looking forward to for fill there dreams when Mama gets the money. ... While that is happening Mama finds out that Ruth is having a baby. ...
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A Raisin in the Sun All people in the world have dreams. ... The characters in "A Raisin in the Sun" all had dreams too. The dreams of Mama, Ruth, Walter, and Beneatha are all different. ... Mama wants a garden in the back of the house to grow plants. ... after hearing that Mama bought a house. ...
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A Raisin in the SunIn A Raisin In The Sun an interesting story of a family's ups and downs unfolds in a small apartment. This book by Lorraine Hansberry illustrates how a family's dreams can dry up just like a raisin in the sun. ... After Walter leaves for work Mama enters. ... Then it is established that Mama will not give Walter the money. ... After listening to him Mama decides to give Walter some of the money. ...
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"A Raisin In The Sun", "Death Of a Salesman", and my very own FamilyIn the plays "A Raisin in The Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry and "Death of A Salesman" by Arthur Miller, many of the characters have dreams. ... Young Walter from "A Raisin In The Sun" says to mama, "Mama, every time we need a new pair of curtains I have to watch you go out and work in somebody's kitchen"(pg 71). ... Although no one was fired from "A Raisin In The Sun" they still lost money from a bad business deal that Walter had made on the liquor store. ... As for "A Raisin In The Sun" and "Death Of a Salesman" losing mo...
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A Raisin in the SunIn Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, four major characters struggle to hang onto their quest for the American Dream. ... In A Raisin in the Sun, Mama's dream was to be able to move into a bigger apartment or house to fit the needs of herself as well as the rest of her family members. ... (44)Throughout the story, Mama's only ambition was to do everything in her power to insure that her family will have everything they need to live a happy and meaningful life.In the second and third line of the poem, "does it dry up like a raisin in the sun," relat...
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"If you want a place in the sun, you"tmve got to put up with a few blisters."? This quote by Abigail Van Buren relates to the book A Raisin in the Sun. ... The title A Raisin in the Sun, signified the dreams of a black family who wanted to improve their lifestyle in order to live happily without the poverty they were in. The raisin represented the dream the family had and the sun represented the blazing difficulties that engulfed them. ... The conflict of man vs man was rendered by Mama and Walter. ...
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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 want3/4 a shot at the American Dream. ... According to Michael Margolin, a writer for the Metro Times, The title A Raisin in the Sun comes from a Langston Hughes poem: "What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up/ like a raisin in the sun? ... Walter Lee, the "raisin" in this film, answers this by being the raisin that exploded. ... "Reasons in the Sun." ...
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A Raisin in the Sunby Lorraine HansberryA Raisin in the Sun is a story about a working-class African-American family who all have dreams. ... He tells Mama, "sometimes it's like I can see the future stretched out in front of me-just plain as day.... ... When the insurance money is received by Mama, Leana Younger, she believes that the best thing to do with it is buy a new house and help to pay for the remainder Beneatha's schooling. ...
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A Raisin in the Sun - ContextLorraine Hansberry was born in Chicago on May 19, 1930, the youngest of four children. ... Her writing--including A Raisin in the Sun--is recognizably autobiographical. ... Raisin in the Sun was a watershed because it touched on so many issues important during the 1950s in America. ... Her character and scene were left out of the original production of the play.A Raisin in the Sun - SummaryA Raisin in the Sun portrays a few weeks in the life of the Younger family, an African-American clan living on the Southside of Chicago in the 1950s. ... Ultimately, the Youngers...
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The Raisin in the SunLorraine Hansberry's novel, A Raisin in the Sun, revolves around a middle-class African-American family, struggling during World War II. ... Walter even tells Mama what he is going to say: "All right, Mr. ... Mama is always trying to help out the family whenever she can. ... Another way that Mama puts her family before herself is when she gets the insurance money. ... This is a very unselfish act on Mama's part, a perfect example of putting family before oneself. ...
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Manhood As Displayed in A Raisin in the SunLiterary works often depict the author's views on some aspect of life. Lorraine Hansberry uses A Raisin in the Sun in order to showcase her views on family relationships in black society. ... This all changes later in the play when the situation is reversed, Mama is seated as Walter stands and reclaims his authority as head of the household by saying that they will move into their new home. ... Though his dealings with other black males in the play are briefly described the audience understands the ramifications of his involvement with other blac...
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This is the core issue in "A Raisin in the Sun". ... Once again, everything revolves around the dreams of the household members- Beneatha's dream to be a doctor, Walter's dream of having a liquor store, and Mama's dream of having a house where the family can be together more comfortably are some examples of these aspirations.Due to the consistent butting of heads, I had to rethink my answer to the question of who dominates the space in this work. At first, I thought this person to be Mama because of her matriarch ability to bring the family together. ... And finally, we have ...
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In A Raisin in the Sun, Walter Lee Younger is portrayed as the big dreamer of the Younger family. ... Instead of going to work for the last three days, Walter Lee explains that he has been wandering all day, (often way into the country) and drinking all night (at a bar with a jazz duo that he loves).Mama, Walter's mother, feels guilty about his unhappiness. ... Walter Lee's excitement builds as he describes their future house and cars, as well as Travis' potential college education.Bobo arrives in the middle of a family celebration over Mama's gifts. ... Mama becomes liv...
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A Raisin in The Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry is a short novel set in Chicago in the 1960's. ... Ruth even suggests that Mama take a vacation for herself but Mama wouldn't even think twice about it. ... Mama plays a very important role in the family. ... Walter can't understand Mama's reasoning. ... Her first thoughts are of her family as this is evident in how she lives her everyday life.I think that A Raisin in...
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A Raisin in The Sun can be seen as the evolution of a Young male into manhood. ... When mama finally gave in to Walters desire for money by giving him the responsibility to manage the remaining money from the insurance check after she had put the down-payment on the house, Walter gave in to his infatuation of investing in the liquor store. He doesn't realize the risk, however, and the deal goes sour leaving him with none of the money mama had given him. ...
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"A Raisin in the Sun""A Raisin in the Sun", written by Lorraine Hansberry, follows the life of a small black family's difficult struggle to keep their dreams of from tenants to owners alive and see them through to culmination. ... Once the insurance money is received by Mama, Leana Younger, she believes that the best thing to do with it is buy a new house for her family and help to pay for the cost of Beneatha's schooling. ... This bold and unselfish move helps to propagate the family's long standing ethics, values, and pride.A Raisin in the Sun displays a great recurring theme...
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In the book A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, Walter, the father of the Younger household, initially starts off selfish and resentful of others. ... Mama entrusted him with the money left over from the down payment on the house. ... Not only did his childish and impulsive actions cheap Mama out of her dream of having a house but also Beneatha's dream of going to medical school. ... Mama completely disagrees. ... Linder arrives at the house Mama calls Travis over to watch what was going to happen. ...
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Analysis of the Character Walter in "A Raisin in the Sun" Everyone in America wants to achieve some sort of financial success in his or her life. ... In Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun", she examines an African-American family's struggle to break out of the poverty that is preventing them from achieving some sort of financial stability, or the "American Dream". ... Mama, that ain't no kind of job... that ain't nothing at all. ... At the beginning of the play Walter is waiting for Mama's check from the insurance company as if it was his own, and Beneathea ...
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Hansberry's play "A Raisin in the Sun" is the story of the Youngers, a poor African- American family in the 1940s. ... Mama, knowing how much her education meant to her, instructed Walter to save $3000 for Beneatha's medical schooling. ... In the play "A Raisin in the Sun," all of the main characters were guided by their dreams, and the same is true for Beneatha. ...
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