A Raisin in the Sun Book

Topics: A Raisin in the Sun, Of Mice and Men, African American Pages: 2 (825 words) Published: April 5, 2011
“A Raisin in the Sun,” by Lorraine Hansberry has many connections with the previous books we’ve read. “Of Mice and Men,” by John Steinback mainly focused on dreams, similar to “A Raisin in the Sun.” Jane from “Jane Eyre” also is very similar to Beneatha from, “A Raisin in the Sun.” They are both independent and feminist women. The theme in “Native Sun” was mainly about racism. This effects many important things in the story. This had the same kind of theme as “A Raisin in the Sun.” It contrasts beautifully contrasts with some of the most of the books we’ve read with dreams, characteristics and similar theme.

Many characters in “Of Mice and Men” had many different dreams. Lennie and George’s dream of having their own ranch, and Lennie’s dream to tend the rabbits gave them hope to keep working for money. Also Curley’s wife dreamt to be a movie star, but that obviously didn’t work out. In, “A Raisin in the Sun,” each character had a dream. Mama wanted to use her husband’s insurance money as a down payment on a new house with a backyard. Her dream was to have her and her family move up in the world. Beneatha wanted to become a doctor. Walter wanted to become rich and devises plans to acquire wealth with his friends. I’m pretty sure Ruth’s dream was to rekindle her love with Walter. A difference I noticed between the two books is that Mama fulfilled her dream and the rest of the family benefited, but in “Of Mice and Men,” their dreams were crushed. Even though not all of the characters in the books fulfilled their dream, it gave them hope and the drive to try harder in life.

Beneatha, from “A Raisin in the Sun,” reminded me of Jane Eyre. They were both independent and were feminists. Jane Eyre wasn’t the typical Victorian woman. She says, “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.” This quote shows her independence. Joseph Asagai brought out Beneatha’s true culture. She’s been keeping her real...
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