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A raisin in the sun

            A comparison between the life of Lorraine Hansberry and her Play .
             What is it that caused Lorraine Hansberry to portray a family like the Younger's in " A Raisin in the Sun"? Did she have any experiences that were similar to what this family faced? Lorraine Hansberry grew up in Chicago, and in "A Raisin in the Sun" she portrayed a family trying to find their place in a city where their race seems to be the biggest reason that they could not achieve some since of stability. Though there are many contrasts between how Hansberry grew up, and how the Younger's lived it is in a way an emulation of events in her "Younger" days which is the name of the family in her story. When Hansberry was young she grew up in a middle class very well to do family but she had a great admiration for the struggles that people really like the Younger's to endure on a day to day basis. This is what admiration is what caused her to write this play. In this paper the life of Lorraine Hansberry will be told to show how her experiences mostly contrasted the family in "A Raisin in the Sun" but she did share some of the experiences including moving into an all white neighborhood when it was not socially acceptable to do so at the time.
             Lorraine Vivian Hansberry was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1930. Unlike most African American children of the time Lorraine was the fourth, and youngest child born into a prominent African American family. Her parents Carl and Nannie Perry Hansberry were very involved in national black cultural, an political circles. The fact that her parents were so involved in the world enabled Lorraine to meet many influential African American's when she was younger. One of these people is "Richard Wright" the author of "Native Son". In fact " A Raisin in the sun", and "Native Son" start off the same way with an alarm clock ringing. Hansberry's parents were both republicans, and they had an afro centric state of mind.

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