Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun is a play whose predominant theme is the dreams, which the various characters bear or have. The play’s characters struggle with various difficulties and encounters in their lives as they strive to achieve their dreams and aspirations. The title of the play is a reference to Langston Hughes statement in a poem where he wondered whether forgotten dreams wither or shrink “like a raisin in the sun.”

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