"A Raisin in the Sun" Analytical Essay by Presto

"A Raisin in the Sun"
A brief overview of the play, "A Raisin in the Sun," by Lorraine Hansberry.
# 59634 | 742 words | 0 sources | 2005 | US

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This paper examines how "A Raisin in the Sun" is a classic play by Lorraine Hansberry, written in the year of 1959 during the civil rights movement. It looks at how the plot is based on the struggle for equality during the late segregation years and how the family deals with it.

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"Furthermore, as the play moves along the family is still faced with the question of how to spend the money. Throughout the first three scenes the focus is on the money's arrival, which causes the family's bond to come further apart giving the first scene unity of action. Lena had her mind set on spending her half of the money on a down payment on a house, while Walter wanted to open a retail business, and Beneatha wanted to go to medical school. In the event that everyone anticipated spending the money on their individual preferences the family was bound to experience a conflict of interest. The second half of the play began with the resolution to the beginning of the play and how the money would be spent."

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