Raisin in the Sun Themes

We see many themes in Raisin in the Sun by Lorainne Hansbery, themes such as dreams as the main characters in the novel struggle to deal with certain circumstances that effects their lives. Everyone has a dream and everyone struggles trying to peruse that dream.

Another theme in the book that i noticed other than following your dream is the theme of “family.” Family is an important part of the book through out the play. Family sticks together through hard times and through good times. The mom in the novel tries to keep the family together and their dream of purchasing a house.

A family must over come hardships and learn from it as we see this in the novel when the insurance money got stolen. The family in the book comes together and are strong characters who can over come any obstacles as long as they stick together.

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Alex Mueller can be found running and cycling the streets and suburbs of Boston, taking long sojourns in rare book archives whenever he can. He teaches English at UMass Boston, serves as Book Review Editor for Arthuriana, and writes about digital pedagogy, open access publishing, and medieval literature.

3 thoughts on “Raisin in the Sun Themes

  1. I do agree to this entry. Family is the most important part of life. However, what also makes it more important is love. Without love, all you can feel are the negative waves. Waves that causes too much problems. All the family needs are support and understanding. Life is never perfect. We all go through the good and the bad. Everyone makes mistakes. A family does tend to feel like it is about to fall apart. At some point, there will be a happy ending. It is all about the experience with communication.

  2. yes I do agree with both comment and entry by having love and being together as a family will make people stronger, in order to overcome any king of situation. However, people also need to have truth with each others in order to be a strong stick together family that love and understand each others feelings.

  3. Family is so important. when things go wrong you turn to your family The death the mother when I was thirteen was a devastating event me after word I was "passed around the family like a bad penny" by my father for the next several years.When family turns on you it is the worst though

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