A Raisin in the Sun
Lorraine Hansberry presents a family situation in 1950’s through her play “A Raisin in the Sun.” Obviously, the writer presents a story of a black family which is normal and they are trying get away from poverty. Walter, which is the main character in this story plays as a negative side of person. He might forget what is a family and how family function, he just wants to care about his own feeling and money pursuing. He forgets what Ruth does in order to make this family run smoothly.
By the way, through out this play, I feel gender discrimination exists. Men in that time were dominating the society, women were the slaves of men. For example, Ruth is the one who takes care of the whole family, and Walter just resposibles for working outside. Walter’s sister wants to be a doctor; however, Walter thought women should get marry and stay at home.
Through out this story, I feel sorry to the women who were living in the era before women’s rights were promoted. However, I also feel respect to them because they could endure and continuou what they were doing.