Analysis Of A Raisin In The Sun

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The title of the play, A Raisin in the Sun, is from a line from the poem, "A Dream Deferred," by Langston Hughes. The poem focuses on the theme of dreams not coming true. It considers what happens to them, asking where do they go. This poem connects to the Younger Family in the play because they all have dreams that cannot be fulfilled because of their race. They suffer from discrimination and segregation which keeps them from achieving what they strive for in life. The poem starts out by asking, "Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?" That refers to a dehydrated raisin that lacks the fluids of its former self. In the play at various points, the Youngers family constantly was weakened by the hard work they did for white people. They were
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