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Plot Summary of "A Raisin in the Sun"

Summary: "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry is about the financial and societal struggles of a black family in the 1950s. An insurance check for $3,000 sparks their dreams.
The main concept of this story is the struggle of an African American family during the 1950's. Not only did this family face racism, but they also faced poverty.

During that time in history it was very difficult for a black family to earn a decent amount of money. Walter and Ruth worked, but the Youngers were still forced to live under harsh conditions because of a lack of decent pay. When the insurance check is being waited on everyone has a different idea of how to spend it.

Beneatha wants it to put towards medical school; Walter wants it to invest in a liquor store with his friends; and Ruth wants a new home so she can build a better life for Travis. When the check comes Mama decides to split the money between a new house, Walter and Beneatha. Mama...

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