A Raisin In The SunReflection Essay, Research Paper
Q1. In literature, as in life, a character may search for a better way of life. Show how two characters from A Raisin in the Sun are searching for a better way of life. Explain what each character is hoping to gain through this search and discuss the ways in which each character attempts to bring about a change in his or her life.
A1. Two characters in A Raisin in the Sun that are searching for a better life are Beneatha and Walter. Beneatha isn?t really sure what she wants to do. She?s tried many different activities, and has quit all of them. Right now she thinks she wants to be a doctor. She was hoping to use the money Mama got to pay for college so that she could become a doctor, and start off on a better foot. Walter wanted to invest money in a liquor store, and thinks that after the invest money in it, they will become rich. After becoming rich he thinks that their family will have a much better life. Walter wants to become a better husband, father, and son. He also wants to gain more respect from other people.
Q2. Discuss the ways in which the setting of A Raisin in the Sun has a profound effect upon two of the characters.
A2. The setting of A Raisin in the Sun has a profound effect on who characters; Mama and Ruth. Mama wants her family to live in a better neighborhood, and to have a better life. She used the money to buy a house for her family so they could have a bigger and better place to live. She also would like the family to live in a bigger house and be better off because her son (Walter) thinks that if they?re better off, he?ll get more respect. She wants the best for her son and his family. Ruth would love to live in an actual house for two reasons. The first reason is because it would be bigger, and a much nicer place compared to where the currently live. She also wants to live in a house because since she?s pregnant, then need more space for the extra child. She?s thinks that if they lived in a better place, and had a better income than what they currently have, Walter will be more in favor of keeping this child.