The play, “A Raisin in the Sun,” takes place during the 1950s in Southside Chicago. The African-American family, the Youngers, live in a cramped two-bedroom apartment, where they have to share a hallway bathroom with their neighbors. As the family is waiting for a $10,000 life insurance check, they think about what they’re going to use the money for. The head of the family, Lena Younger, wants to buy a house while her son, Walter, wants to invest the money in a liquor store. Then, there is Walter’s ambitious sister, Beneatha, who wants to become a doctor. The play covers global issues such as racism, gender inequality, and social class. I enjoyed reading this play because I was able to understand what the characters experienced while living in that society. It was a great experience to see through the different perspectives and learning about each character’s personality and beliefs. I would absolutely recommend this play to those who want to learn more about the issues during the 1950s in the United States. Also, I’d recommend it to those who are just interested in family conflicts.

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