A Raisin in the Sun audiobook follows a black family in south Chicago as they try to better their financial situation with an insurance settlement following the death of the father, and it addresses issues of housing prejudice, racism, and integration.
A Raisin in the Sun audiobook by Lorraine Hansberry
A Raisin in the Sun audiobook, set in a tiny rundown roach-infested apartment on Chicago’s south side, explores themes of prejudice and discrimination, as well as family pride and forgiveness. Performs an pleasantly unexpected performance!
A Raisin in the Sun audiobook‘s plot: Walter and Ruth Younger, their son Travis, Walter’s mother Lena (Mama), and Walter’s younger sister Beneatha reside in a dilapidated two-bedroom flat on Chicago’s South Side. Walter is scarcely scraping by as a cab driver. Though Ruth is happy with their situation, Walter is not and longs to become rich. His idea is to invest in a liquor shop with his street-savvy friends Willy and Bobo.
When Hansberry first created this drama, it was sometime between World War II and 1959. For as long as they can recall, the Younger family of Chicago’s south side has resided in a two-flat apartment. Mama Lena stands to earn $10,000 in life insurance proceeds if the family father Big Walter dies. This was a substantial amount of money at the time, and Mama hoped to use it to achieve the American dream–buy a home, send her daughter to college, and invest in her son’s business plans. However, things do not always go as planned.
At the start of the play, Walter Lee and Beneatha’s father has recently passed, and Mama (Lena) is expecting a $10,000 life insurance payment ($101,000 in 2023). Walter feels entitled to the money, but Mama has religious objections to booze, and Beneatha has to tell him that it is up to Mama to decide how to spend it. Mama eventually places some of the money down on a new home, opting for an all-white community over a black one for practical reasons. […]
Lorraine Hansberry broke into the American playwrights’ inner group at a time when African Americans had only a few role models to look up to. Her performance is still taught in classrooms as a lesson in multiculturalism and tolerance for all groups. Between her premiere and her untimely death, Raisin wrote three more plays as well as memoirs, which were published later. A Raisin in the Sun audiobook, Lorraine Hansberry’s indelible addition to American playwriting, receives 5 out of 5 stars from me.
A Raisin in the Sun audiobook serves as a cultural platform on the black experience in the late 1950s, laying the groundwork for the black power movements of the 1960s. Ms. Hansberry’s eerie, revealing drama gets five stars. As fresh in 2023 as it was in 1958. The circuit is so taut, the story is so heartbreaking, life-altering and thought-provoking.
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