Society and Family in A Raisin in the Sun
We can learn a great deal by observing a given moment in history. The politics, fashion, and religion of a given society reveal the inner workings of the individuals that combine to make the society functional. While every society is different and unique, there are universal themes that apply to every society; the need to eat and sleep as well as the concept of “family” exist in all societies. In Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun,” we are witness to the common drama that occurs within a family set in a specific historical period.
Much of the political action that occurred during the time described within
this play is specific to the era which it portrays. In Chicago and
elsewhere, the economic affliction of minority families was in sharp
contrast to the affluence of the middle and upper middle class families. The
first black American civil rights activist Harry T. Moore and his wife were
killed by a bomb planted under their home on December 25, 1951
(AfroAmerican ). W.E.B. DuBois, a prominent black writ…
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