Christopher Brown #3
2 October 2018
Is A Raisin In The Sun a Good Play/Movie?
Why Raisin in the Sun is a good movie? Because it deals with everyday problems when it comes to skin color and race.It talks about them in a honest way that can be seem painful to some people. Also it shows that woman should be able to change anything about themselves and feel comfortable, and to not let a man ruin how they feel about themselves. Mainly this play is about the hard life for African Americans. While watching this play there is still and acknowledge that discrimination still exists in the plays time period. There are tons of things that A Raisin in the Sun talks about but what role does money have in this play.For several of Hansberry’s characters, money is what they want, a gift to be stored up and fought for whenever possible. But as the story gets told, the Younger family must repeatedly weigh their wish for material wealth against their wish for freedom. Beneatha, Walter, and the others ultimately choose abstract ideals education, dignity, love over easy alternatives that hold out the promise of more money. By dramatizing the crises they face before they arrive at these decisions, Hansberry
shows that wealth is not always as desirable as it seems, and she reminds us of the sacrifices people make for their freedom. Raisin is a good play because theirs problems they address and solutions to come to. Raisin in the Sun can educate childrens and adults when it comes to life lessons. Shows that for both adult and child to have pride in their culture and their thoughts. One of the Younger family's most important values is pride. Throughout the play, it is evident that Mama has worked hard to raise the family with a sense of pride, dignity, and respect for their ancestors. This unshakable sense of pride comes in handy when Karl Lindner, a white man from the neighborhood where the Youngers plan to move, tries to pay them to stay in their apartment and away from the white neighborhood. Even though their new white neighbors don't want them there, the Youngers are too proud to accept money to stay away. Also the raisin in the sun teaches us that to trust our family and the importance of family. The Youngers struggle socially and economically throughout the play but unite in the end to realize their dream of buying a house. Mama strongly believes in the importance of family, and she tries to teach this value to her family as she struggles to keep them together and functioning. Walter and Beneatha learn this lesson about family at the end of the play, when Walter must deal with the loss of the stolen insurance money and Beneatha denies Walter as a brother. Even facing such trauma, they come together to reject Mr. Lindner’s racist overtures. They are still strong individuals, but they are now individuals who are str...