Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun

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A Raisin in the Sun Summary Analysis

In today’s society, getting money for your spouse’s death has become the normal process and in some instances, even killing people for the money. When you are not financially stable, money obtained after the death of a spouse is usually used for outstanding bills such as final expenses and medical bills. The majority of society don’t think like that especially in 1959, paying for funeral expenses was the last thing people thought about. “A Raisin in the Sun”, is a play written by Lorraine Hansberry. Ms. Hansberry wrote about a black family, The Youngers, in the slums of South Chicago after the end of World War II. The Younger Family consisted of the Lena (mother), Walter (son), Ruth (Walter’s wife), and
Beneatha (Walter’s sister). The Younger family is very poor and pest (rats and roaches) control their home. They can’t afford to move to a
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And there isn’t going to be no liquor stores. I don’t aim to speak on it again.
Walter: Oh-so you don’t aim to speak on that again? So have you decided…well, you tell that to my boy tonight when you put him to sleep on the living room couch…Yeah, and tell my wife mama tomorrow when she has to go out of here to look after somebody else’s kids. And tell it to me, Momma every time we need a new pair of curtains and I have to watch you go out and work in somebody’s kitchen. Yeah, you tell me then. At the end, after Mr. Willy runs off with Walter’s investment money. Walter tries to get to get the money back but his mom tells him to do what he thinks is best. Walter must do this in front of his ten year old son, Travis, who plays the adults against each other. Mrs. Lena is trying to make Walter understand that money doesn’t solve every problem. Walter thinks that being successful would make people respect him. His mom tries to teach him that no amount of money can deter you away from the person you were before the