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Lorraine Hansberrys A Raisin in the Sun is an incredible play that portrays thehardships of a black family living in poverty I enjoyed the age range of perspective in each ofthe characters the book Along with showing the poverty issue it also displayed a changing ofthe times as certain things were being discussed in the Younger family Leena YoungerMomma was the authoritative presence among everyone in the old apartment She livedthrough more hardships than any of her children as she states In my time we was worriedabout not being lynched and getting to the North if we could and how to stay alive and still havea pinch of dignity too This was her time living through slavery and raising her children so thatthey could live free in this world Now everything has changed and she realizes how differenther children have become from their parents Her son Walter Lee is a headstrong man just like his father and he has dreams that hismother does not understand Money was an important issue in the book and since Leena wasgoing to receive a check for a lot of money everyone was wondering what she was going to dowith it Walter Lee felt he should get part of the money so that he could start a liquor startbusiness He hated his job and he wanted his son Travis to live and not feel that he was poor I open and close car doors all day long I drive a man around in his limousine and I say Yessir very good sir shall I take the Drive sir Mama that aint no kind of jobthat aint nothingat all Walter doesnt see the simple things that he does have though as Leena points out Youa good - looking boy You got a job a nice wife and a fine boyNothing seems like its enough and it probably isnt and I think we can all relate to theYounger family The fact
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