A Raisin in the Sun

Period-3 Jeff Cox, Alec Paige

Thesis Statement

A In Raisin in the Sun the American dream was to be free it was unattainability because Walter never owned his liquor store he wanted because Willy ran away with all $6,500 that Mama gave Walter. 3,000 of it was for Beneathas schooling so she can become a doctor.

theme analysis

The younger's were trying to move up in life and they hit a few bumps it the road. Walter was wanting to open a liquor store until the money got taken by Willy. Mama put a down payment on a nice house in Clyburn park for her family to live in. But when she was away Mr. Linder come by and told Walter he wanted to buy the house back from the youngers.

Conflict

Mama vs. Clyburn park

Mama is wanting to move her family into a nicer home so they have their own place to live. Clyburn park is a all white community that does not want any colored people moving into their community so they offered to buy the house from her family and her for $10,000. Mama did not want to accept the offer because she wanted to her family to live happily in their own home.

characterization

Beneatha; her dream was to be a doctor but Walter gave the money for her schooling to Willie to buy a liquor store. "...but first im going to be a doctor..." pg50

characterization

Mama; Her dream was to give her children a good life in a new house and to pay for Beneathas schooling. She also wanted Walter to follow his dream. "she went and bought you a house!..." pg 91

conclusion

In Raisin in the Sun the American dream was unattainability because Walter never got to own his liquor store because Willy ran away with all $6,500 that Mama gave Walter. 3,000 of it was for schooling to be a doctor for Beneatha. Our thoughts were they were going to take the money from Mr. Linder so they can get a better house/ to get out of the ghetto so they went and bought one out in Clyburn Park.

works cited

Hansbury, Lorraine. "A Raisin in the Sun." New York, Publication ,1st vintage books.ed 1951.


A Raisin in the Sun. Kenny Leon, Chicago Jan 01, 2008