A Raisin In The Sun And Kingsolvers The Bean Trees Analysis

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In Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun and Barbara Kingsolvers The Bean Trees, gender sterotypes are depicted as obstructive impediments in the avenue of one’s ambitions, signifying that it is in our control to shatter such obstacles in order to attain our aspirations.
Hansberry’s creation of a passionate feministic persona, dictates the unconditional determination one must posess in fulfilling their aspirations. Doubting the probability of success, society presents itself as a hinderance to one’s motivation, due to gradual influence and development of gender typecasts.”I couldn't be bothered about that”, submits the ideal attitude of remaining persistant and unsusceptible to the surrounding sterotypes, revealed through Beneatha’s rebellious

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