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Generally speaking dreams are consider something a person wants to accomplish in their lifetime and it sometimes gives people determination that they can achieve their dream However there are usually social norms that are inflicted on society and this sometimes can conflict with a dream making it become deferred or even forgotten about One example is in the play A Raisin in the Sun written by Lorraine Hansberry showed characters that had an idea of what dreams they wanted to accomplish but many were unsuccessful because the customs that prohibited them For instance Walter Lee was a character in the play who illustrated that his dream was to provide more for his family Although his dream seemed easy to pull of it was not because white males in the 1950s were given the most opportunity to become rich and provide the best security for their families During the 1950s segregation existed and there were many inequalities against blacks which made both black males and black women both having to domestic work jobs in order to bring enough money for their families to survive on So due to this many black males couldnt live out their desire to become the sole provider in the family based on lack of income This made people like Walter having their dreams harder to get and making it become a deferred process Hansberry shows in her play that although the characters dream may be deferred many of them still fight to make their dreams happen After viewing A Raisin in the Sun many Authors felt that everyone ultimate goal is to have the American dream which is to own a home With this in mind the notation of having the American Dream often excludes both blacks and women from attaining it because according the social norms only whites males was granted ownership of property hence making them free So by analyzing Hansberry and other authors I
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