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Book Review on “A Raisin in the Sun” by: Lorranine Hansberry.

In the book “A Raisin in the sun” there is 156 pages. As someone once said “We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.”  Although it is my distinct belief that Lorranine Hansberry intended for the reader to learn how to prepare for our future by recalling the failures and heartaches of our recent past was it completely developed in the title emulating Langston Hughes ” A Dream Deffered”.  The story entangles every American dream to some depth Home ownership, Education and Proprietary values all in one casing.  While the story did give food for thought in my opinion the question was asked but never answered ” Does it shrivel up like a raisin in the sun?”
The mother Mamma Younger as most African American women responsible and integral feels the need to shelter while instilling love and value within her offsprings and her offsprings children.  She see the world as cruel and calous and believes that everything should stand for something.  While she believes that the death benefit is nothing compared to the life of her husband and what he in fact could have instilled she feels its only humane to allow his last right and benefit serve as a benefit towards his entire family and since he was the families back bone and provider what better use could the money provided after his untimely death be than to secure the families well being and small portion of the American Dream of home ownership. You understand the mothers plight and the level of her nurturing by the way she cares for the plant and knows how describe all of its needs.
Although the sister Beneatha does not believe that she has assimilated she actually has to some degree in that she completely envelopes the process as it relates to status quo and the American culture and the dream of becoming a Doctor contrary to the struggle of the oppressive circumstances in which they have always been accustom to living.  You see her transition as you recognize that hair goes from straight to natural.
Now Walter is the character that ignited my soul in this story he is rhetorical.  His desire to provide for his family without any common sense or classical knowledge.  His ability to make bad a selfish decisions in the name of the family.  His innate sense of being a burden when his heart is telling him to be a good provider, brother, son, husband and father.  This is the trouble and difficulty of today and in that nothing has changed much when comes down to overcoming the burden of inequality and discrimination.
In conclusion,the answer to the question being posed and proded on is yes a dream deffered will shrivel up like a raisen in the sun.  I learned that if you are to make it in this world you have to not only dream big but you have to begin working on the dream and keep the dream alive and moving less the dream dries up.
I liked this book a lot. There is a lot of life lessons within it . You might not can point out them out right off the dome you actually have to think into it. That’s why this is a great book to read. Plus as a perks there is a movie of the book.
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