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Surname 1NameInstitutionCourseDateHeadingRaisin in the Sun“Raisin in the sun” is a novel written by Lorraine Hansberry. In his novel, Lorraineintroduces us to the Younger’s family, a poor African-American, who lives on the south sideof Chicago. When the husband of Lena, the family leader, dies, she receives a $10000 lifeinsurance cheque. The family uses this as an opportunity to escape poverty. The author usesvarious literary devices throughout the play to express various themes. The adopted plot issuccessful in expressing the themes and characters. The biblical allusion is also associatedwith various scenes of the play. The portrayed message is highly applicable in real lifesituation making the novel first choice for many reader and scholars. This paper, therefore,introduces the “Raisin in the sun” novel and reviews it critically outlining the themes, theadopted plot and the characters. The ideas, characters and the plot are analyzed criticallywhile insisting on applied biblical allusions concerning the acts and scenes.In the novel, ‘Raising in the sun’ various themes are outlined. They include the themeof dreams, the home, gender, racism, family, poverty, suffering, dissatisfaction, choices,pride, and sacrifice. The major theme in the play is dreaming which is portrayed through theplans and hopes adopted by the younger’s family. The theme is also directly correlated withbiblical allusion since Christians live through dreams which are accompanied by hope for abetter future, especially in heaven. The title of the play is also an allusion since it comes from
Surname 2a poem called Harlem ‘dreams deferred’ authored by Langston Hughes. The Younger familyis given a chance to actualize their dream and plans after they receive the $10000 check bymail (Rose). The play explores the challenges faced in changing an idea to reality.