Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun

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Symbolism is used throughout the play A Raisin in The Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry. Symbolism is the use of an thing, character or situation to represent an idea or quality. One item used as a symbol in the play is Mama's plant. Another object used as a symbol in the play is Beneatha's hair. Hansberry uses symbolism throughout the play to impart the message through the themes of the value of having a dream and the importance of fighting discrimination. One symbol in A Raisin in the Sun is Mama's plant. She takes good care of her plant . Mama takes a lot of pride in her plant and cares for it like she cares for her children. Even though they live in a less than perfect environment for growth, she carefully tends to her plants.