research paper to raisin in the sun

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Pages: 13

May 5, 2014
Eng- Sunday Evening

I have a dream…
“A dream deeply rooted in the American Dream.”
“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live without the true meaning of its creed: “we hold these truths to be self- evident: that all me are created equal.”
“I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judge by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
“I have a dream that one day little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with white boys and white girls are walk together as sisters and brothers.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

In the play “A Raisin In A Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry is essentially about dreams, including the American
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He explains to Mr. Lindner that his family members are plain proud people and how his father worked for decades as a laborer, which his father basically earned the right for his family to move into their new home in Clybourne Park. They have come so far and worked so hard why turned it down, they have earned it, its only fare. Walter realizes and rediscovers his self-worth, Self-respect and self-esteem and he proves this when he said to Mr. Lindner that “the sixth generation of our family in this country.” He finally reclaims his personal pride, defends his family’s historical right to be treated fairly in their country, and to protect his family’s dignity. They both reflect the conditions that African Americans had to go through to get equality from discrimination and segregation. It was clear that in both accounts of dreams that there was a time to strike and in both accounts that time was now. Both the Youngers and black people of the Civil Rights Movement had one common dream hidden by many materialistic desires: dignity, equality, and progress. Dr. King said, “I have a dream today!” Walter Younger wants to make a business deal that could help him obtain dignity, equality, and progress for his family, and the insurance money that Mama will get is a once-in-a-lifetime deal. A rare opportunity, that opens the door to propositions that could help his family acquire those qualities. Both Walter and Dr. King are telling their families and followers