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A Raisin In the Sun

By nilatavan Jan 27, 2015 257 Words
Nila Tavangarian
English, Period 4

Mama’s Dream


Dreams are fantasies made up of images from your mind. Everybody has their nightmares, and dreams that sometimes come true in ​ A Raisin In the Sun​
, by
Lorraine Hansberry. The Younger family are African Americans, who struggle with economics. Mama’s American Dream is she wants to use her husbands insurance to help her family. Mama’s dream is affected by her personality traits of being caring, religious, and determined. One personality trait that affects her dream is her compassion. When mama says, “Come on now, honey. You need to lie down and rest a while… then have some nice hot food (pg PAGE). Mama shows her compassion to help her daughter feel better. Compassion affects Mama’s dream by

Another trait that strongly affects Mama’s dream is her being religious. When Mama says, “Now don’t you start child. Its being too early in the morning to be talking about money. It ain’t Christian, Mama ( pg 41). She illustrates how she feels money should not be more important than family. Mama’s religiousness affects her dream by

Walter said, “ Where did you go this afternoon?” and Mama replied, “I went downtown to tend some business I had to tend to.” (pg 90) Mama demonstrates that as a mother she is devoted to always work so, the money earned can help the Youngers and to buy her dream house. Mama’s determination affects her dream by not ever giving up to strive for her goals.

Without Mama’s personality traits she would not have gotten her dream.

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