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A Raisin In The Sun

The play depicts the feelings and thoughts of the people of their

time. Their feelings are different then what we see today in

our lives. The 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. I think that Mama

was the one who had the most pride and held the family

together. Ruth was being prevented from having a baby

because of money problems, Walter was bringing him self

down by trying to make the liquor store idea work. Once

Mama decided to buy the house with the money she had

received, Walter figured that he should further go on with the

liquor store idea. Then, when Walter lost the money, he lost

his dignity and tried to get some money from the “welcome

party” of Cylborne Park. Mama forced him to realize how

far he went by making him show himself to his son how low

he would go. But he showed that he wasn’t susceptible to

the ways the racism created. Raisin In the Sun 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. The type the dream the

Younger family had. Each individual had their own hopes

and anticipated something. Walter and his chance to be big

and important with his liquor store, Beneatha and becoming

the opposite of an asimillist and becoming a doctor, or Ruth

and her moving out of the rap trap of a life and home, and

becoming something bigger and more significant. The person

I saw that had the foremost wishes was Mama. All she

wanted was to see her family happy and for her to be happy

herself for once. She wanted the family to stop suffering and

“never moving forwards”. Mama wanted Travis to have his

own room, and by this she sacrificed her own personal room

for that by sharing with Beneatha in the new house. She was

sick and tired of this anguish the family received. Her dream

was to see her family stop having distress and be in a higher

class and to be basically be happy. In the beginning of the

play Mama anticipated the insurance money coming. She

hadn’t decided right away on what to do but she the basic

idea. From the time she didn’t have money to a little bit

after, Mama began to really see what her family was put

through. Before the money came, the family began to have

their own dreams and Mama listened. They varied, of

course, but they had one primary meaning; to get out of this

rut they were in and head to somewhere big. Once Mama

got the money, it took a little time but she had her mind set,

she went and bought a house. She felt it would be the best

thing to benefit everyone in the household. She ignored the

racial lines the would prevent the normal black people from

even thinking of moving in that type area and pursued her

dream, her dream house. Once the “welcoming committee”

showed up, Mama was luckily not there, she understood

that difficulty would lie ahead, but she didn’t care. Not much

would stop her from her dream, not even losing the money,

the essential life force of her dream. Walter’s incompetence

isn’t a big enough hurdle to prevent her from continuing her

dream. She would sacrifice for her family, like working and

not spend as much money. In the end of the story everything

worked out fine. I think because she stuck so severely to it

and tried her hardest not to let go of her dream. Letting go

of it would be like giving up on her life. Her dream was

definitely a positive dream to everyone, all she wanted to do

was to make everyone happy. Walter was disappointed at

times because Mama denied the money he needed so badly,

but he didn’t see things the way Mama did. Mama was the

one that saw past all the little things that would hold her back

from completing her dream. But that’s the thing she did the

most and the best, held on the dreams and made them come


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