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A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun

by Lorraine Hansberry

Dissatisfaction Theme

What will all the suffering and sacrifice going on, it’s not difficult to predict that the characters in A Raisin the Sun are, for the most part, dissatisfied. This dissatisfaction affects Walter Younger the most, however, because it prompts him to undertake foolhardy actions. The rest of his family, in contrast, has learned to deal with their dissatisfactions in a more controlled manner.

Questions About Dissatisfaction

  1. Who is most dissatisfied with their current situation? Why?

Chew on This

Try on an opinion or two, start a debate, or play the devil’s advocate.

Beneatha is the most dissatisfied character in A Raisin in the Sun because she is trying to transgress the stereotypes of blacks and of women.

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