Raisin In The Sun

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"A Raisin In The Sun" is a play written by an African-American playwright - Lorraine Hansberry. It was first produced in 1959. Lorraine Hansberry's work is about a black family in the Chicago's South-Side after the Second World War. The family consisted of Mama (Lena Younger), Walter Lee (her son), Ruth (his wife), Travis (their son), and Beneatha (Walters younger sister). The Younger family lived in poor conditions, and can't afford to have better living standards. However, Lena is waiting to receive a $10,000 check from her late-husbands insurance money. The two main characters in the play, Mama and Walter, want this money to be used for the benefits of the whole family. Even though both of them want to benefit the family, each one has a different idea of what to do with the money and how to manage it to benefit everyone. The main conflicts in this film are both internal and external. The conflicts that are internal is the fact that every on in the Younger family thinks that money will buy them happiness, and they all constantly disagree with each other about what they should do with the money. Walter wants the money so that he can prove that he is capable of making a future for his family. By doing well in business Walter thinks that he can buy his family happiness. His internal conflict comes into play because he has forgot about his husband responsibilities that he has toward his family by creating this infatuation with opening the liquor store with his friends. The external conflict in the story is the struggle against economic hardship and racial prejudice. The Younger’s are a poor working-class black family, who try to move into a white neighborhood which was not acceptably during that time. The outcomes of these conflicts are that the people of the white neighborhood send someone from Clybourne Park Improvement Association to push the family out of

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