Dreams in A Raisin in the Sun Essay

Dreams in A Raisin in the Sun

 

       Lena, Walter, Ruth, and Beneatha Younger all lived under the same roof, but their dreams were all different. Being the head of the household, Lena dreamed the dreams of her children and would do whatever it took to make those dreams come true. Walter, Lena’s oldest son, set his dream on the liquor store that he planned to invest with the money of his mother. Beneatha, in the other hand, wanted to become a doctor when she got out of college and Ruth, Walter’s wife, wanted to be wealthy. “A Raisin in the Sun” was a book about “dreams deferred”, and in this book that Lorraine Hansberry had fluently described the dreams of the Younger family and how those dreams became “dreams deferred.”

 

       Lena Younger, Walter and Beneatha’s mother, was a widow in her early sixties who devoted her life to her children after her husband’s death. Retired from working for the Holiday’s family, she was waiting for her husband’s insurance money to arrive. With the ten tho…

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