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I. A Raisin in the Sun play, written by Lorraine Hansberry shows how ones personal experiences can become a great story. Hansberry was born on May 19, 1930, in Chicago, Illinois, which also serves as the setting of the play. She wrote this play about a struggling African American family that is about to receive an insurance check for $10,000. This money comes from Mr. Younger’s life insurance policy. One way or another a writer somehow writes something they can relate to in their work to make it their own. Hansberry shows her beliefs, voice, and personal experiences throughout the play that influences the Raisin in the sun.

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Topic Sentence: Hansberry personal experiences impacted her to write. Source: Hansberry personal experiences impacted her writing. At the young age of seven or eight, Hansberry and her family attempted to move into a white neighborhood. Her father fought for his civil rights all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, ultimately winning his claim showing that he strongly believed in equal rights. The Hansberry’s' were determined to continue to live in this home because they had all the rights to. People threaten the family, just because of there race and because they were different. Lorraine's personality portrays within her writing. http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CH1000042047&v=2.1&u=lincclin_mdcc&it=r&p=LitRG&sw=w

Topic Sentence: As an author Hansberry did a great job emphasizing her voice and personality within her writing and through her characters. Source: The play itself and the characters resemble the way Lorraine lived. The four characters Lena, Ruth, Beneatha, and Walter Lee, transformed a play into a modern drama by their dialogue and actions. Hansberry believed strongly in her African heritage, and she incorporated her knowledge of her African past by uniting it mostly between Beneatha and Asagai. The way Hansberry describes her characters each one had to depend on one another for...