A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun
by Lorraine Hansberry
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Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory

Hansberry writes about sunlight and how the old apartment has so little of it. The first thing Ruth asks about in Act Two, Scene One is whether or not the new house will have a lot of sunlight. Sunlight is a familiar symbol for hope and life, since all human life depends on warmth and energy from the sun.

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