Dreams Put on Hold
The American dream is about freedom and rights. It is also about family and relationships and the paths taken when dreams are realized or pushed aside. A dream deferred by Langston Hughes warns against putting dreams on hold. In the book “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry, she begins with the poem by Langston Hughes in order to prove the dangers of deferring dreams. As a result of those dangers it would impact a family for many years.
Mama, one of the main characters from the book, has a dream to move into a bigger house. Her dream is put aside because she has to face many obstacles while she is trying to accomplish her dream. “I can remember just as well as the day me and big Walter moved in here. Hadn’t been married two weeks, and wasn’t planning on living here no more than a year. We was going to set away a little by little and buy a little place out in Morgan Park. We had even picked out the house.” (A Raisin in the Sun, 44) They only thing that Mama wanted was to make sure that her family had a good life.
“Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?” (A Dream Deferred) It relates to Mama because her dream does go away after a while. Walter, her husband, is most of the reason that her dream has not happened because he doesn’t support her. This makes her work twice as hard to accomplish her dream. “ A garden