A Raisin in the Sun, composed by Lorraine Hansberry, was written possibly with some individual experience. When Lorraine was more youthful, a mob surrounded her home in a white middle class neighborhood and threw a brick in her window (Literature and Language, 913). Nevertheless, racial bias is just among the themes talked about in the play.
The play occurs throughout the Civil liberty Movement, and the barriers conquer are obstacles we still deal with today. Racial bias, family strength, and a sell out are the numerous strong thematic aspects in the play.
When the Younger family is introduced, they are presented together. Despite the difficulties endured throughout the play, the family remains together even through quarrels. Mom is practically like a Buddha of the Younger household by serving as the backbone of the household; Mom is the strong one (A Raisin in the Sun, 854). When Walter explains to Mother how he wants to begin a liquor shop with the money she tells him she does not wish to go into the alcohol organisation.
She decides then to inform him he needs to sit down and talk to his partner, which is more vital, because she’s family (A Raisin in the Sun, 869).
Mom notifications likewise how Walter and Ruth’s relationship is uncertain (A Raisin in the Sun, 855) which is why she desires him to speak to Ruth about her pregnancy (A Raisin in the, 869). If the infant isn’t kept, Ruth and Walter might separate and Travis will need to go backward and forward, and Mother won’t have another grandchild. If that had occurred, the family would be separated, and it seems to be a consistent worry in Mom that the household may at some point divide. Another sign of family strength is when Beneatha rejects Walter as her bro (A Raisin in the Sun, 907).
When Mom hears Beneatha shun her brother, she reminds her that her brother is just the exact same as her when she states:” You seeming like you better than he is today?” They are both strong-willed, reside in the same house, and have the very same economic situation. Mother scolds her for acting like the remainder of the world. Looking down on him as a colored man doing low pay tasks to support them, and no one wants to declare that they know that poor sod. Mother tells Bennie not to write his epitaph like the outside world due to the fact that she does not have the advantage, due to the fact that she’s much like him.
Mama isn’t trying to remind Bennie that she suffers the very same ordeals, but possibly if she was the male of the family she may do the very same. Bennie herself would try to offer them, and Walter’s actions were meant out of kindness, and the least Bennie might do is to be with him in his time of need. Possibly Bennie’s attempts at being a physician were partially out of love for her family to assist attend to them, not out of pity or individual honor, but for unity. It’s not the characters that make the household battle however primarily the conditions their forced to sustain.
Socially, they are shunned for being Negroes. When Mr. Lindner allurements the household to move out, the concept threatens to tear the household apart. The idea is at very first easily rejected since of the money they need to support themselves (A Raisin in the Sun, 892). Nevertheless, when Walter loses the money, Mr. Lindner’s deal attract him (A Raisin in the Sun, 909). The family ends up being shocked and tries to support him in his decision, but Walter recognizes the importance of family and he turns Lindner away. However, the climactic style of the story is Walter’s offering out point.
A common reader would want to hate Walter for using the money to start up an alcohol shop, however then it’s understood that he was just doing it for his family (A Raisin in the Sun, 896-897). When Walter offered the money away, he gave away the family’s future too. Beneatha wasn’t safely in school anymore, Travis would need to keep oversleeping the living-room, and there isn’t cash for Ruth’s infant. Not only did that affect their futures, however it harmed Mother also. In a way, Walter gave away their memories and values.
When Walter learns the cash is lost, he says that the cash was made out of his daddies flesh, due to the fact that it was his dad who assisted them to get that cash. Walter gave it away anyhow though since he thought it would help the family (A Raisin in the Sun, 897). He distributed the family’s worths by deceiving them into thinking that he did the accountable thing with the cash, what the family wanted done with money. He fooled Mom into believing he was matured and could end up being the head of the household.
When the household learned of his mistake, the household became away of what he had done. Moreover, it insulted them for how he had actually tackled it. Bennie felt like low class, and didn’t feel she could be a doctor anymore (Raisin in the Sun, 901). Ruth felt insulted since she can’t believe her partner is going to take the allurement from Lindner (Raisin in the Sun, 905). Mama took it even harder since her husband’s blood, sweat, and tears entered into it; and their dreams were lost due to the fact that of it.
They wanted their kids to live out their dreams but rather Walter provided away in a day (Raisin in the Sun, 856, 897). Perhaps the biggest battle in the play is the racial prejudice the household withstands together. Just because of their color, they end up working in a low pay job in an inadequately attended apartment or condo (A Raisin in the Sun, 897). Mr. Lindner is the main symbol in representing racial prejudice. Symbolically, Mr. Lindner could show that stereotypes even are available in nice packages.
On the outside, Mr. Lindner was a polite guy, however on the within, he was racist and not accepting, like when he left their apartment or condo the first time he visited and told Walter that you can’t alter what remains in individuals hearts (A Raisin in the Sun, 891). Despite the simpleness of the message, it’s perhaps the most powerful of the themes. Although an entire area, a whole race, wants the Youngers to move out, they stand together and protect themselves and resist, even when they feel like they have nothing left.
However, Walter recognizes that he does have something, which is household, and his pride, which he nearly lost in taking the kickback (A Raisin in the Sun, 909). The Youngers, when standing together, reveal that with strength and defiance, they can pull through anything together. Together, the Youngers fought bigotry from a middle class white area. Together, the Youngers fought a loss of a dream when Walter sold out. Together the Youngers stayed joined by quiting their personal dreams for the one household dream of remaining together.