A Raisin in the Sun and Dream

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Jamal Smith1/7/11
A.H.H.S Period 2

The French author Victor Hugo once said, “There is nothing like a dream to create the future.” The quote means whenever you have a dream, the dream shapes and sets your future. Hugo’s quote is correct because dreams are the key to setting your goals so you can achieve further in the future. In Lorraine Hansberry’s play A Raisin in the Sun, this quote is true because of Walter’s dream to be the man of the house, Benethea’s dream to live past society’s expectations of an African American woman and become a doctor, and Mama’s dream is to have her family united as one.

In A Raisin in the Sun, one character who has a dream is Walter. Walter’s dream is to provide for his family and to become the man of the house. Walter’s plans on accomplishing his dream by investing his father’s money into the liquor store to become part owner. Walter’s dream relates to the quote because the dream that he had he wanted to make sure his family was stable. Therefore, Walter is using his dream to create his future by trying to invest on the liquor store to provide for his family. He wants used his dream because he feels he wants to be like his father and wants to get his family out of the problems that they have been facing.

In A Raisin in the Sun, another character who has a dream is Benethea. Benethea’s dream is to not become assimilations. She try’s to be unlike other females. Benethea plans on accomplishing her dream by going to medical school and connecting back to her roots. Benethea’s dream relates to the quote because she wants to not live up to the stereotypical black female. Therefore Benethea is using her dream to create her future by trying not to defy the eyes of her peers as an African American Women. She wants to help people and wants to be a change in the world.

In A Raisin in the Sun, one character who has a dream is Mama. Mama’s dream is to have her family united...
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