Sunday, February 10, 2019
A Raisin in the Sun and Brown versus Board of Education :: Race Racial Segregation Lorraine Hansberry
The American Dream Langston Hughes wrote a poetry, in 1951, c altogethered Harlem. It sums up the snap A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up exchangeable a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore- and the run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over- like a syrupy sweet? possibly it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode? Lorraine Hansberry uses this poem to open A Raisin in the Sun. This dialogue suggests what happens to the African Americans dream during the Brown v. Board of Education trials. While critiquing this play I was a little disappointed that Brown v. Board of Education was not discussed directly. However, I did find the p dress circle of the play, and the people who were att exterminateing it to be really interesting. The plot of A Raisin in the Sun does not directly rebuke about the Brown v. Board of Education decision. Actually, very little of the play, until t he end, deals with whatsoever kind of racial segregation. The play revolves around four main characters Walter, a defiant husband who desperately wants to nonplus rich Ruth, Walters habituated wife Beneatha, Walters intellectual younger sister, who is much better educated than the others and wants to stick a doctor and Mama, the head of the household, and also Walter and Beneathas mother. Mama inherits about money from her dead husbands insurance. With this money she buys a house in an all white community, and gives the rest to Walter. He is instructed to put some money outside(a) for Beneathas medical school, and the rest into a checking account for himself. Walter, however, desperate to become rich foolishly gives the money to his friend to invest in a liquor store. His so called friend runs off with all of the money Walter gave him. In order to get some money back for Beneatha to go to school, Walter wants to interchange the house back to the white community. The community offered the Younger family a lot of money for the house, because they did not want Negroes living next to them. In the end however, Walter, realizes that it is this house that unifies the family and is what truly will make them happy, instead of being rich.