Analysis of Rasin in the Sun

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Growing up as a child I always heard that “money is the root of all evil”, “money can’t buy happiness”, and that “money doesn’t grow on trees”, however I feel that money makes the world go round. Without money there’s no living and we are unable to buy anything without it. Money is essential to bring all necessities and wants for a comfortable existence. However, it’s a mistake for anyone to believe that money is everything. Money gives us all that we require but money is not the only thing that we need to keep happy and fit. In the play “A Raisin in the Sun” money played a huge role in the Younger’s family triumphs that we still see in society today. During a time of poverty and racism, each person in the Younger family had a different view on what money meant to them. Everyone looks to be apart of that “American Dream” that so many Americans want and strive for but so many never witness, but can the “American Dream” be bought with money? Many believe that it can’t be attained by everyone. I believe that’s the question that will forever be a mystery. My “American Dream” consists not only of money but happiness, love, stability, family, and health. Obtaining this dream played a huge part throughout the play “A Raisin in the Sun”. Walter Younger described how much he longed to be a part of the “American Dream”. His tone throughout the book suggested that he was disgusted with his lifestyle but very passionate about doing whatever it took to be well off and accepted by society so that his family wouldn’t have to struggle and be an example to his son of what a man should do for his family. Money probably meant the most to Walter because that’s all he talked about from the time he woke up at the start of the play until the end after he refuses Mr. Linder’s money. Walter works as a chauffeur for a rich white man making very little money leaving him feeling less

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