A RAISIN IN THE SUN - 1 A Raisin In The Sun Paper Hana...

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1 A Raisin In The Sun Paper Hana Abdullah The play A Raisin In The Sun was written by Lorraine Hansberry in 1959. It’s set between the time 1945 and 1959 sometime between World War II and the present time of when the author wrote it. The place is South Side of Chicago, and a realistic tone is set throughout the whole play i.e. we the audience feels as if we are there with the characters because of the descriptions provided by Lorraine Hansberry. For example the detailed description of the Younger’s apartment at the start of the play. A Raisin In The Sun discusses the theme of race in the United States throughout the play. Lorraine Hansberry constantly examines the racial inequality in relation to money in this play. A white man employs Walter, the protagonist, as a driver. His wife Ruth cooks for all white households. Furthermore, the Youngers are also met with resistance when they try to move into a house situated in an all white neighborhood. Basically, the white people are portrayed as holding all the power and money and the colored people are subservient to them in the world of this play. This play starts of with showing us what seems to be an ordinary day into the Youngers household. However, this day seems to be special. We soon learn what it is. The inciting incident happens. The members of the Younger households are all waiting for Mrs. Younger’s insurance check to arrive and contemplating how to spend it. Each of them has a different opinion on how to use this money. Ruth wants to buy a house while Walter wants to invest in a liquor store. Ruth finding out that she is

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