Dreams for Success

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Pedro Granados
Professor Lubick
English 099
27 February 2013

Dreams for Success
Many people grow up wanting to be someone great when they grow older. Some people have certain goals they have to achieve before making their dreams come true. Some struggle more than others to accomplish their goals to achieve their dreams in life. In the play, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, Beneatha is the youngest daughter of Mama and she wants to become a doctor. In this play Beneatha is a lot like my sister Sylvia whom wants to become a police officer. Beneatha and my sister Sylvia both share common goals in which they have dreamed their life to be, for example, they are both studious, unique, and open minded. These two characters want a better life for themselfs and want to become somebody one day and help people.

Beneatha and my sister both want to go to school and be professions that one day women could not become. Beneatha wants to go to school and become a doctor. My sister on the other hand wants to become a police offcier one day. Beneatha struggles at the end of the play because her brother Walter spends all the money that was suppose to be left to cover for her school expenses. My sister Sylvia luckly has finanical aid to help her pay for her classes, and she works as well to help. Clearly my sister school situation is a lot less worry some than Beneathas. As I asked my sister about why she wanted to become a police officer she seemed hesitant, not really sure why she wanted to choose this career, but her answer was beacause of the benefits police officers have and of course their pay. This made me think about how Beneatha discribed how she wanted to become a doctor to help people, and not nessarlity about the money. Both of the occupations Beneatha and my sister have choosen were not common for women to be apart of right around the time this play was taking place in.

These two women are very unique in many ways. Beneatha has a love for her...
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