Raising in the sun is a novel written by Lorraine Hansberry.docx

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Surname 1 Name Institution Course Date Heading Raisin in the Sun “Raisin in the sun” is a novel written by Lorraine Hansberry. In his novel, Lorraine introduces us to the Younger’s family, a poor African-American, who lives on the south side of Chicago. When the husband of Lena, the family leader, dies, she receives a $10000 life insurance cheque. The family uses this as an opportunity to escape poverty. The author uses various literary devices throughout the play to express various themes. The adopted plot is successful in expressing the themes and characters. The biblical allusion is also associated with various scenes of the play. The portrayed message is highly applicable in real life situation 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, the adopted plot and the characters. The ideas, characters and the plot are analyzed critically while insisting on applied biblical allusions concerning the acts and scenes. In the novel, ‘Raising in the sun’ various themes are outlined. They include the theme of 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 the plans and hopes adopted by the younger’s family. The theme is also directly correlated with biblical allusion since Christians live through dreams which are accompanied by hope for a better future, especially in heaven. The title of the play is also an allusion since it comes from
Surname 2 a poem called Harlem ‘dreams deferred’ authored by Langston Hughes. The Younger family is given a chance to actualize their dream and plans after they receive the $10000 check by mail (Rose). The play explores the challenges faced in changing an idea to reality.

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