The idea of the American Dream still has truth in today's time, even if it is wealth, love, or fame. Everyone dreams and are entitled to their dreams. Everyone in America wants to have some kind of financial success in his or her lives.In the play "A Raisin in the Sun", the author shows a black family struggling to get out of the poverty line, which is stopping them from making financial stability, or the American Dream. In Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, a theme of dreams is vital to the idea that dreaming can be harmful.Dreams may be childish, but hard work and dedication can make the   ones closest   dreams realities. All of the characters have dreams that are seen to be foolish or unattainable due to the family’s color and position in life.
Lena, Walter, Ruth, and Beneatha Younger all lived in the same house, but their dreams were anything but the same. Being the head of the household, Lena dreamed the dreams of her children and would do whatever it took to make those dreams come true. Beneatha, Walter's sister, wanted to be a doctor, but in those times people of color weren't considered being in high positions. Walter on the other hand wanted to own his own business, which was a liquor store, but Mama didn't want to spend her money on that. He wanted to do this to better his family's life. Walter gives the money to a friend, who steals the money depriving Walter of his dream. Hansberry uses indirect characterizations and dreams of the Younger family to reveal that money and materialism alone are worthless.
Each person is allowed the chance to persue their dreams, by way of their mother's check. Everyone's dream is to become a reality, but the dreams of Walter and his sister are deprived from them. Walter is responsible for destroying not only his dreams but his sister's when his money is stolen and when he looses Berneatha's school money. While their dreams are within reach, through the course of one mistake, two characters were forced to...