In Langston Hughes' poem, 'Montage of a Dream Deferred', he asked and answered the question, What happens to a Dream Deferred?
Based on a similar question, Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, asked, 'What happens to a person whose dreams grow more and more passionate while his hopes of ever achieving those dreams grow dimmer each day?
For example, Beneatha believes that she is entitled to a college education and to participate in extracurricular activities, even though the money would be better spent in the household. Lindner (a representative from White neighborhood) is a middle-aged, weak White man. Lindner believes he is doing the Youngers a favor as he tries to persuade them not to move into the all White neighborhood.
Sent by the Clybourne Park Improvement Association, Mr.
Despite the fact that the family has lost the remainder of the insurance money and was told that they would not be welcome in the White neighborhood by one of the neighbors, the family decides to move forward with their plans to move into the neighborhood.
Lena Younger (Mama) is a 60-year-old matriarch, meaning she's a woman who rules or dominates her family.
A Raisin in the Sun, a play by Lorraine Hansberry, is the story of a lower-class African American family living on the Southside of Chicago during the 1950s.
The family seeks to move into a home in a White middle-class neighborhood.
Try it risk-free This lesson explores ''A Raisin in the Sun''.
Through a discussion of the plot, characters, and themes you will learn about a family's struggle to improve their lives while being challenged by others who seek to deny this basic human right.