A Raisin in the Sun: Finding Your Identity

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Finding Your Identity|
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Course: ENG 2000Instructor: Dr. Mark Tjarks|
4/6/2012|

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In this unit I have seen a variety of different types of stereotypes taken forth, although the discussion that caught my eyes is the story “Raisin in the Sun.” This represents the characters identity also a group of members in stereotype. In characters we have Walter Lee Younger, who is the man that always wanted dreams of making money, and Lena Younger (Mama) who always wanted to have a house. Then there is Beneatha Younger who wants to go to college to become a doctor, George Murchison who is a rich boy going to college and Ruth Younger who is the wife of Walter Lee Younger and she is just trying to get by in life and be a strong woman. These main characters sum up this story by showing how in a religion way there is many paths taken forth between characters but there is always light that makes these people keep going forward in life a. I think that’s what Raisin in the Sun means that when you are raised in the shadows of struggle there will always be a light ahead in the end. Although there is a variety of groups that put these characters in their places.

In the Younger family they were capable of living, but life was always a struggle to them. Rather than George Murchison who has very rich black parents and always saw life differently than through the Younger family. As you can see George had an interest in Beneatha, even though she was not wealthy he liked her only for looks though. George was going to college so he can have a degree to have more money. Beneatha wanted to go to college to help cure people and help people rather than just the money. In this scene it was a group of wealthy black people and the poor people. How this conflict was resolved is that Beneatha left George in the front of her house and walked inside, she did not talk to him again. Beneatha reminded me of the song in this unit called “I’m not the Average Girl From your...
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