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A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun

  

by Lorraine Hansberry

A Raisin in the Sun Theme of The Home

A Raisin in the Sun takes places entirely in the Younger family’s cramped apartment. Although it’s technically their home, Mama dreams of shifting their home to a bigger house because she believes owning their own, larger space will create a better home.

Questions About The Home

  1. What are the differences and similarities between "house" and "home" in A Raisin in the Sun?
  2. How is the concept of "the home" used in A Raisin in the Sun? To the characters in the play, what should home look like?

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In A Raisin in the Sun, problems arise in the Younger household when solutions to problems are sought outside of the house.

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