A Raisin in the Sun Critique
1 April, 2011
A Raisin in the Sun
I have never even heard of the movie or play, “A Raisin in the Sun.” Yet, it was an excellent story about a believable family’s story in the time period that it was in. I liked the newer version of the play with Sean Combs and Sanaa Lathan because it was more interesting for me to watch and get hooked into. I did watch a little bit of the older play version of this story but I liked the newer one even more. This is really a sad story but it really shows what real people and families went through financially and emotionally during that time, especially for being an African American citizen in a white community.
This story took place in the 1950’s with an poor African American family. They live in a small apartment and even have to share a bathroom with their neighbors. They do not even all have their own rooms to sleep in. They are a family though and they do get through these hard times together even though it is very hard. Everyone in the family has a different dream and very little money to fulfill all of them. It is hard enough that their father and husband, died. He did leave them with the money but really the amount that was left was really not enough for everyone to do what they wanted to do with it. Mama wants to buy a home for her family to live in because that is what her husband had wanted. It was always her dream to have her own home. Walter wanted to open up a liquor store with an untrusting friend so that they could always have money in the future after investing in the business. Ruth became pregnant from her husband Walter, and feared that, that would cause even more of a burden on the family’s money problems. Beneatha had dreams of being in the medical field and was going to use the money for her school’s tuition.
I liked the plot of the movie because it was realistic and it is a classic. This is a meaningful story even to some people...