Essay about A Raisin Of The Sun By Lorraine Hansberry

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A Raisin in the Sun

In society we encounter different personalities in our daily lives such as the way one person speaks and how a person judges another. There is all kinds of race in the world, but some cannot get along with each other because they think they are better than the others. In the play “ A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry, you can see how race becomes a huge impact because during the slavery movement till 1960’s there was a conflict between the African Americans and white americans due to their skin color. Still, racism can be seen in today’s society, but not as prevalent as it was from back then, but it should not continue because we are supposed to get along with each other not hate one another. The Younger family represents the problems African Americans were having economically because they were treated unfairly due to race. Looking for the right house to live in was tough for the Younger family, the play takes place in a ghetto part of Chicago and it is overpopulated with Black people and has high crime rates. The Younger’s family are all black: Walter Lee Younger the chauffeur, Beneatha Younger who is twenty years old and goes to college to become a doctor, Lena Younger is Walter and Beneatha’s mother, Ruth Younger is Walter’s wife and Travis Younger mother, and Travis Younger is the youngest in the family. The Younger’s wanted to move away into a suburban neighborhood because they wanted to live a better life and progress in the future. It…

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