Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun

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Intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth, power, or food, are these thoughts that linger your being. Demanding the finer things in life is the goal. Many people have wants and desires. The lust and hunger for these desires are all captivated in each and everyone. By all means this trait of greed isn’t inherently a bad thing, thats moreso of how far does it consume there being and there way of life. This takes center space in the amazingly play of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin In The Sun. Hansberry was the first black female author to have a play performed on Broadway. Her best known work, the play A Raisin In The Sun highlights the lives of Black Americans living under racial segregation in Chicago Hansberry's family had struggled against segregation, challenging a restrictive covenant and eventually provoking the Supreme Court case Hansberry v lee The title of the play was taken from the poem "Harlem" by Langston Hughes: "What …show more content…
A family who lives in poverty, who are bestowed a chance to get out of poverty when mama “walters mom” gets a insurance check for ten thousands dollars. The mere affirmation of the money causes some discrepancies amongst the younger family. These affirmations are cause of Walter Younger one of two characters that appear to initiate fatal cracks of the younger’s family. Walter is someone who most desperately wants whealth to provide a better living situation for his family. Over the course of the play walter finds himself having good and bad intentions if given the money from the insurance check, he shows stark and drastic character changes of his hunger for money. Walter is a very materialistic and greedy person who seems to let its negative effects take full control of him over the course of the story. Walters character who is very ambitious, greedy, and troubled man who in facts learns for his