A Raisin in the Sun
Darvell Flagg & Lakitha Glover
Thesis Statement :
The main theme in A Raisin in the Sun was how Walter Lee made poor choices to get the American dream. For instance, in the play Bobo said "I`m talking about the fact that when I got to the train station yesterday morning - eight o'clock like we planned ... man - Willy didn’t never show up" ( Hansberry127). Walter gave the money to Bobo and Willy ran off with it. In the play mama also say's "He finally came into his manhood today, didn’t he?" (Hansberry 151). In that scene Walter said no to selling the house. Walter had to go through the bad to realize and man up. The overall theme was that some people get so blindsided by the American dream and what they want, it make people not see the truth.
This is man vs. self conflict because Walter is trying to persuade his wife to convince his mother to give him the money for the liquor business with Willy and Bobo. Walter say`s "don't nothing happen in this world unless somebody getting paid"(Hansberry 98). Walter is so obsessed with achieving the American dream that he is blind sided by what's really going on. The music in the back ground is to show how serious the question he asked her is to him and how anxious he is for the answer.
overcoming adersity :
Overcoming adversity, is not easy but Beneatha over comes a situation meantally. In the play "A Raisin in the Sun" she say`s "The insurance money.My brother gave it away"(Hansberry 151). In that scene Beneatha was talking to Asagai because Walter gave away the money she was going to use to pay for school. Beneatha for gave her brother, that to me means she over came the situtation mentally.
The importance of family :
Love conquers all :
Love conquers all and the younger family showed that. In the play the narrator say`s "at last alone in the living room her plant on the table before her as the lights start to come down"(Hansberry 132). They was going through tough times and at the end they got through it. Family have to go through things to get to the good.
Walter is a stubborn one but when he believe in something he believes in it. Sometimes that's a good thing and sometimes that's a bad thing and he learned that. In the play he say`s "I mean we figured it out, me, willy and Bobo"(Hansberry 33). Walter is trying to get the money his dad left for his mother for he can start a liquor business. He`s dream is to make money for him and his family can be good, he feel like the liquor business will be that opportunity for him to do so.
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