In lorraine hansberry's, play, a raisin in the sun, each member of the younger family desperately hopes for their own opportunity to achieve the american dream the american dream to the younger family is to own a home, but beyond that, to walter younger, it is to be accepted by white society.
Lorraine hansberry’s play, a raisin in the sun, is absolutely teeming with symbolic meanings that take it from a play about a single family, to a play about the struggles of an entire race walter the setting of the play is the younger family’s apartment in southside chicago, sometime between 1945 and 1959. The incredibly close quarters of the youngers' apartment definitely adds to the high tensions that run throughout the play it's a wonder the family doesn't fight more than they already do, considering how on top of each other they're forced to live the tininess of the apartment definitely has a major effect on the action of the play early on.
Bart studnicki english 102 raisin in the sun analysis 09-29-2009 the sacrifice of walter lee younger throughout the play, a raisin in the sun, the younger family struggles to come together as a family one of the main impediments in their unity is their differing views on the world.
Represents the realization of the family when they lost the check of what is most important in their lives which are their strong will of integrity and continuation of doing what is right and most importantly to follow their dreams.
Character analysis ruth is in some ways like a typical housewife of the 1950s she makes breakfast, cleans the house, supports her husband, and keeps her own desires to herself.