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What happens to a dream deferred The first line of Langston Hughes poem puts a lot of thoughts into a persons mind Hughes answers it with questions in the form of similes such as Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun Or fester like a sore - and then run and Or does it explode Lorraine Hansberry made a play based off Hughes poem titled A Raisin in the Sun In the play the Younger family has dreams that are deferred In the movie A Raisin in the Sun Walter Youngers mother was waiting for insurance money on her husbands death The check was for 10000 which was an extremely large amount of money for the Younger family When Mama got the check she bought a house for 3500 and ended up trusting Walter with the rest to put some in a bank account for his sisters Benethea college tuition and the rest to use wisely on the family Walter ended up investing it all on buying a liquor store He gave all 6500 to his friend Willy trusting him with it When Walters friend Bobo told Walter that Willy ran off with all the money and that it was all gone Walter broke down In Hughes poem the line Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun relates to this incidence All of that money was going towards a new life for the Younger family Then Walter made a mistake and lost it all causing it to dry up Another thing that dries up is Ruths Walters wife happiness As soon as the movie starts you can tell that there is something wrong with Ruth and Walters marriage Ruth just tells Walter to eat his eggs when he gets on topics she doesnt want to discuss When Ruth finds out that shes pregnant with another child she plans to get an abortion because shes worried about the happiness of
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