A Raisin in the Sun

Compare & Contrast

Jamary'l Spaulding

period 3

Thesis statement

In the play " A Raisin In The Sun " shows the attainability of the American Dream to buy a house because the money that Mama has from her husbands death is the money that they will use to obtain their new home.

Theme Analysis

The play "A Raisin in The Sun" is essentially about dreams, as the main characters struggle to deal with the oppressive circumstances that rule their lives. The obstacles they have to face on a daily basis are always financial wise.


Walter’s internal conflict is that he’s struggling to make decisions for the family. He is not the man of the house that he thinks he is. The things he mainly focuses on only helps him. Him and the real-estate agent didn't have an agreement but the family and real-state did about the house.

Characterization & Quest for the American Dream.

Walter Lee is a desperate man, who is obsessed with a business idea that he thinks will solve all of his problems.Walter's dream is to open up his business and he will suddenly make all the money he will ever need. Ruth is Walters wife who keeps fighting the troubles life throws her/them. Her dream is to not have to struggle anymore in life and not having to go through the things she does already.


In conclusion, this book is about a family who has much of nothing and finally has the opportunity to get out of their old lifestyle. So the family schedules another meeting with the real-estate agent. At the end of the story, Walter decided to finally do his manly duties and take the house and decline the agents offer.