Comparing The American Dream In Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun

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“Three American Dreams. Different but the same.” Book: A Raisin in the Sun Every person in this world has a dream. A dream that they one day wish to fulfill. In the book A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, many of the characters, if not all, have a dream. Their dreams may sound alike, but they are very different. Walter, Ruth, and Beneatha Younger all lived under the same roof, but their dreams were all different. The dreams of Walter, Ruth, and Beneatha show us that despite great obstacles, the American Dream is still possible. One of the characters with a dream is Walter Lee Younger. Walters dream is to invest in a liquor store with the money his mother is acquiring from the insurance company. Walter also wants to have the money so that he can afford things for his family. However; the rest…show more content…
Beneatha’s American Dream is to get a good education and go to medical school. Other then that, she wants to learn her African heritage from her friend Asagai who is from Nigeria. She is hoping that the $10,000 check will help pay for her medical school tuition. The quote she says in Act 3 Scene 1 is: “Did you dream of yachts on Lake Michigan, Brother? Did you see yourself on that Great Day sitting down at the conference table, surrounded by all the mighty bald-headed men in America? All halted, waiting, breathless, waiting for your pronouncements on industry? Waiting for you – Chairman of the Board…I look at you and I see the final triumph of stupidity in the world!” This to me shows how angry she is at her brother for dreaming as big as he did, making it impossible for her to go to medical school. Beneatha also says in Act 3 Scene 1: “Bad? Say anything bad to him? No – I told him he was a sweet boy and full of dreams and everything is strictly peachy keen, as the ofay kids say!” This again was her way of saying that Walters’s dreams were the family’s

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