A Raisin in the Sun Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
The plant that Mama keeps near the apartment’s sole window is barely surviving because it lacks adequate nourishment. Sound like anyone else we know? Yet she is completely dedicated to the pl...
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. Sun...
Cockroaches, Rats, and Other Lovely Creatures
These creatures heavily reinforce the Younger family’s undesirable living situation.