Family[ edit ] Lorraine Hansberry was the youngest of four children born to Carl Augustus Hansberrya successful real-estate broker and Nannie Louise born Perrya driving school teacher and ward committeewoman. Inher father bought a house in the Washington Park Subdivision of the South Side of Chicagoincurring the wrath of their white neighbors. The restrictive covenant was ruled contestable, though not inherently invalid.
On a more obvious level, the plant can represent the dreams of a disenfranchised African-American family, and by extension, all African-Americans in the late 50s.
Tucked in a corner, struggling to survive, this plant needs more than the love and attention Mama provides in order to survive.
It needs light, away from the confines of the Southside ghetto to truly thrive. Through the course of the play, it functions primarily as an afterthought for Mama, something she turns her attention to after she has worked through some struggle.
Mama comes back for it, not because she has forgotten, but because it cannot be left behind, just like her family.
The plant is certainly something she tends to and fusses over, much the same way she does with her children. She knows the plant needs more than she is currently able to provide in order to survive, again like her children, specifically Walter Lee. This metaphor of plant to child comes into focus when Lena buys the house in Clybourne Park.
Lena can lift her children out of the ghetto and can lift the plant out of the dark corner in which it struggles to survive. Both family and plant are given some space and some freedom and we can assume, will thrive."A Raisin in the Sun," by Lorraine Hansberry is the focal point for discussion of "The American Dream" as students explore how the social, educational, economical and political climate of the s affected African Americans' quest for .
- Pride and Dignity in A Raisin in the Sun "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry follows a black family's struggle to see their dreams through to fruition.
These dreams, and the struggles necessary to attain them, are the focus of the play.
ruby dee, a raisin in the sun # ruby dee # a raisin in the sun omg, marilyn monroe, old hollywood, girl power, audrey hepburn # omg # marilyn monroe # old hollywood # girl power # audrey hepburn actor, sidney poitier # actor # sidney poitier.
To follow up the secrets to razor cut abs article here is the nutrition guidelines to follow. Remember with nutrition we can only manipulate 3 factors which are protein, carbohydrates, and fat. A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry - A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, has often been dubbed a “black” play by critics since its debut on Broadway in A summary of Themes in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun.
Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of A Raisin in the Sun and what it means. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans.