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The Raisin In The Sun Essay

  • Submitted by: kanin11566
  • on March 18, 2011
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Length: 403 words

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The title Raisin in the Sun symbolizes an African-American family, the Youngers, moving into a white community the Clybourne Park, where they were not welcome. The play talks of the racial discrimination thoroughly as the Youngers were about to embark into a different society where people were only able to see the color of the Youngers, especially when Mr. Lindner went as far as attempting to bribe the Youngers not to move in. This action threatens to break apart the Younger family for the fact that the house in Clybourne Park represents every family members in the Younger family's   dream of uniting their family.
I think that this play is the complete opposite of Awake and Sing! in terms of the characters, the ending, and tone of the plays, as the Youngers are more united and more hardworking than Bessie's family which mostly consisted of idealists that do not know how to take action to reach their dream. The ending in Awake and Sing!, in my opinion, is more of a happy ending that concluded to fits with the theme and title of the play that everyone, in the end, is able to accomplish something meaningful to them, on the other hand, A Raisin in the Sun, although with a more functional family concluded with a self-destructing ending when the Youngers moves to all-white community where I think the Youngers will face worse time dealing with their white neighbors who do not welcome them. Awake and Sing! tried to promote realist through Bessie and suggest that idealists are not capable of accomplishing their dream through Bessie's son and husband, but the play itself is close to that of an idealist play of how people who are living in a harsh condition is able to overcome their conflict and achieve their dreams even Moe who is a crook gets an ending that someone of his status should not deserved. Meanwhile, A Raisin in the Sun is a realist's play as it presents how African-American family life was like and demonstrate how everyone do not receive a conclusion that they...

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