Paper on A Raisin In The Sun and Harlem

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"What happens to a dream deferred?" The first line of Langston Hughes' poem puts a lot of thoughts into a person's 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 …

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…make their dreams come true. Some of those things are gender, race, and socioeconomics. Lorraine Hansberry chose to show their dreams being deferred by using the words of Langston Hughes's poem "Harlem." Luckily for the Younger family, they still got to leave the south side of Chicago while keeping their pride. Both authors put across the point that dreams will waste away if you don't pursue them enough and make the right choices for them.