In A Raisin in the Sun, the Younger family is given an opportunity to actualize its various dreams, hopes, and plans when a $10,000 check comes in the mail. The play explores the complications inherent in turning dreams into reality. In particular, A Raisin in the Sun creates a situation where the Younger family is asked to put its dreams on hold in exchange for money, setting up the play’s central conflict.
At its core, A Raisin in the Sun is a family drama about the importance of sharing a collective dream.
In A Raisin in the Sun, dreams are kept alive for the benefit of the younger generation.