A Raisin in the Sun "Common Dream Untold"

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Ashley Ann Hernandez
English 201-985
“A Raisin in the Sun”

Common Dream Untold

In the play “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry were guided through the lives of a family living in poverty. Mama , Walter and Bennie have their own dreams and even though they are all very different the deep expectation behind their dreams are the same in the sense that they're all looking for ways to crawl out of their current living situation and with a $10,000 life insurance check on the way they're all anxious to make their dreams a reality. In waiting for the arrival of the check Walter begins to loose grip with reality because he’s so wrapped up in his dream. + POINTS THAT I’m GOING TO GO INTO DEPTH LATER ON INTO MY ESSAY THEN THESIS STATEMENT

Before the play began the narrator provided a detailed description of the scenery and it was made clear that the Young family lives in uncomfortable living conditions. “At left, a door leads to a bedroom which is shared by MAMA and her daughter, BENEATHA. At right, opposite, is a second room ( which in the beginning of the life of this apartment was probably a breakfast room) which serves as a bedroom for WALTER and his wife, RUTH(24-25).” and we later learn Walter and Ruth's son Travis sleeps on the living room couch. Mama and her husband didn't plan on living in the home for long but they had children and just stood there but he did indeed have dreams of one day leaving the place but he passed before they could fulfill that dream.

"The single window ...The sole natural light the family may enjoy in the course of a day is only that which fights its way through this little window (24.)" The single window in the kitchen is where Mama places her plant to receive enough light to survive. Mama always dreamed of owning a home with a garden where she could plant but until then she continues to care...
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