A dream is something hoped for or longed for. Further, a dream can besides be an aspiration or an aspiration by a individual ( s ) for something. Strindberg August said, A ” I dream, hence I exist. ” This is what separates humankind from any other life animal. Alternatively of being limited merely in the present and within confines of basic endurance, we confront the hereafter. Peoples either Marches for promotion and accomplishment, or frights and inquiries what lies in front. At all times, we imagine and reshape what world should keep. Secret hopes and wants in our head invariably bombard us.
At a simple degree, Martin Luther held a dream. He desired a merely, just, and a safe hereafter for everyone. Yet in that craving, he embodied the African American people desire to cut the ironss of favoritism. In talking for his people, he addressed the province of America and its values of freedom. It was a large, expansive and a baronial dream.
We all dream about things that are or presently distant or far removed from the present state of affairss. Indeed, A Raisin in the Sun is an heroic history of the predicament of the Younger ‘s household in their battle to recognize a dream of a better life and flight from poorness. It is besides a true history of letdown, false hopes and desperation many African American households endured in their chase of The American dream. A dream that was distant and invariably elusive. Exploitation, poorness, defeat and favoritism are cardinal hinderances identified in the text that slow down single attempts in the drama to achieve The American Dream. That is ; the promise of possibility, prosperity and success where life is fuller, better, richer and where chances for everyone regardless of societal category and fortunes of birth are abundant. By working hard, the dream is and would be a world.
Each Member of the Younger ‘s household has his or her several dream. Unfortunately, they go about to achieve them at discrepancy. As a consequence, it comes back to problem them in the terminal. Most of their dreams do non come to fruition. To get down with, Beneatha Dream is an idealistic adult female whose dream is to be a physician. Throughout the drama, she struggles to find her individuality as a knowing black adult female. She is knowing member of the Younger ‘s household whose ends and energy for instruction and modern thoughts tends to do her expression down on certain traditional values. Through wisdom and cognition, she wants to hold her individuality and self-fulfilment. She even dresses in Nigeria frock, dances to music of African beginning and lets her hair turn of course in an attempt to go more of an African.
She besides aspires to get the better of non merely favoritism against black but besides the dogmatism of the twenty-four hours: that as a adult female, she should be pleased to analyze nursing or merely acquire married. She is absolutely devastated when it is discovered that Walter has invested the money that should hold aided her to prosecute medical specialty in his spirits shop program. Money that Willy disappears with. She tries to derive a better apprehension of her cultural roots as an African American to cover with this. While she partially succeeds in making her ain personality, her dream of going a physician fails short when Walter looses the necessary money. Lena directs Walter to salvage 3000 dollars for Beneatha medical schooling. She knows really good what instruction means to Beaneatha and she does non desire to chance with it.Beneatha takes pride in this and frequently shows off her intelligence to her household. Though her hope of being a doctor had diminished, Lena actions lifts her enthusiasm.A opportunity to travel into a new house adds to her reclamation. It seems that Beaneatha dreams are temporarily halted. However, it is non hard to infer that she will achieve them. After all, she is a strong, intelligent adult female, requirements of success.
For Lena Younger, dreams are more of import to her than material ownerships. Her dream is to have a house with a garden and an enclosure in which Travis can divert himself. For her, money is merely a agency to an terminal. Her hope of having a place brings together the household and shows them that dreams are existent after all. She is a solid, down to earth, difficult working, strong willed, profoundly spiritual adult female and a strong truster in the strength of a household. She has dedicated her life to her kids and battles to animate her values in them. The most affecting blink of an eye being, when she admits to Ruth that sometimes, her kids scares her.This is one of those sad minutes that make her personality seem genuinely human. She struggles to bond with her kids, Beneatha and Walter. She is highly disquieted about Walter ‘s captivation with money and is wholly against of Beneatha ‘s deficiency of religion in God. She even goes so far as to thwack Beneatha in the face when she says God does non be. She is largely humanist and patient with her household.
Though she has her household ‘s best involvements at her bosom, she attempts to command them and enforce her traditional values on them that cause some struggles. However, her fostering personality is reflected by the manner she treats her houseplant. Though it is saging, Mama loves it unreservedly, merely like her household. Her workss lack necessary resources to boom. Rather than giving up, Mama does all she can for it and has faith that one twenty-four hours it will genuinely bloom. When she entrusts Walter with 6500 dollars from the insurance cheque, her religion is put to prove. At first, it seems like her trust is wholly ill-conceived when Walter loses all of the money. However, her religion is brought back when Walter refuses to accept payoff from Mr Lindner in the last minute of the drama. We see Mama taking pleasance in her kids. Like her works, they are far from perfect but still, there is hope for them yet.
Walter is an angry and dejected adult male in uninterrupted mental confusion. He wants to back up his household in a manner that is both delighting and honoring. He wants to populate the ‘American Dream ” and gain his topographic point as caput of family and be financially capable of being that. With money Lena has inherited from her hubby ‘s decease, Walter wants to open a spirits shop. However, Lena Younger feels that the money should be put to better usage to convey the household out of deficiency. She besides does non wish to see Walter imbibing.She feels that he should non travel out and imbibe for any ground. Walter has a job esteeming Beneatha dreams and being more empathic towards his married woman. The married woman dislikes the friends that he hangs out with and does non back up his dreams to open a spirits shop.
He loves his married woman Ruth though, but wants, she would back up his dreams. They have a communicating job and see things in different mentality. Ruth besides has a job with the manner Walter undermines her influence when it comes to Travis. Since they have jobs pass oning, Walter Lee feels that their matrimony is easy ebbing off. Unfulfilled desires cause him greatest problems. He ends up on swearing a crooked friend to manage the money and with that, Walter dreams are unrealized and shattered when Willy runs off with the money ne’er to be seen. With it goes the dream if his loving, faithful married woman who desires what is best for her household: A dream to travel into a topographic point with more infinite and sunshine.
When much desired, sensible ends retreat farther and farther no affair how much the character in the drama tries to achieve them. It is non because necessary attempt is non made. It is the nature of dreams to be elusive and frequently ask foring to obstructions obstructions. However, hope and reclamation ever beckons. Travis, a pleasant bright kid of 10 to 11years is a household pride and hope for the hereafter. He symbolizes optimism and the possibility that the dreams will come through.