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a raisin in the sun

A Raisin In the Sun is a drama play that takes place sometime between World War II and the present. The drama examines how an African American struggles to break out of the themes of poverty, dreams, racism, society and other social themes they are faced with. Both the play and the movie version analyze how race and economic insecurity affects a black man’s role in his own family, his ability to provide and his identity. The themes remained the same in both the play and the movie version. The Younger family couldn’t afford a big apartment so they lived in a small old apartment with only two small rooms. There were five of them living in the house so the little one had to sleep on the couch every night. The furnishings were described in the play as typical and undistinguished; they have used it for a lot of years (1868). Beneatha, Walter’s sister couldn’t afford to pay for her medical school. Walter Lee Younger works as a chauffeur, but his dream is to one day open up a liquor store. Walter’s family is mad at him for his inability to provide for his family. Ruth and Walter got into an argument because wanted to invest in a liquor store, Ruth knew they couldn’t afford it (1875). His sister got mad at him when he asked her how much her medical tuition was going to cost (1877). In the movie version, Beneatha exit the room through the bathroom when Walter asked her about her tuition. The younger family all had their dreams but it was deferred for the lack of money. One of the major themes of the play A Raisin In the Sun is dreams and dreams deferred. Each member of the Younger family had each of their own dreams when the family received ten thousand dollars in the mail. The money was from Mama’s husband who had passed away a few years before. Everyone wanted the money to be for themselves and nobody else. Walter wanted the money to help him open a Liquor Store while Beneatha wanted the money to pay for her Medical School t...

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