Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Race and Destiny Essay -- Comparative, Hansberry, Ellison
Race and DestinyIn this paper, I will present the two stories then Ill put down how they compare and contrast. The first one is the drama by Hansberry and the second is the textbook of Ellison.Since its first paragraphs, the A Raisin in the Sun focuses on a positive issue poverty and how its related to race. Hansberry is drawing the portrait of a stereotypical situation, in the mid-20th century, when racial discrimination was linked to lack of silver and vice versa. The plays spins around a check of $10000 from the insurance compevery, allow for the death of Mamas husband. The story goes with discussing the invest ment choices closely that message of money. The main male character, Walter Younger, Mamas son, is presented as man who is longing to get rich fast, over-appreciates money, and has little ethical bias. The phrase Check climax today? (p.1294) written in the beginning of the act one, scene one, shows Walters impatience and the idea that he places a greater value on m aterial stuff, rather than interpersonal relations. Living in the Chicago Southside, Walters family faces some harsh living ticks. Even as much as fifty cents becomes a luxury option for the couple. This is depicted when Travis, Walters son, says This is the good dawn we supposed to bring the fifty cents to school, while Ruth, Walters wife and Travis mother, responds abruptly with Well, I aint got no fifty cents this morning (p.1295). In this excerpt, the author is emphasizing on two details about the Youngers first, the value of frugality and the situation that even little money cannot be spent for wants, such as education second, the familys financial condition is highly unstable, because Hansberry accents that in a certain morning the famil... ... I precious to leave but I wanted also to speak and I was afraid theyd snatch me down(P. 306 ). He noticed something wrong when he gave a speech in front of the white people. I verbalise automatically and with such favor that I did not realize that the men were still talking and laughing until my dry mouth, filling up with dividing line from the cut, almost strangled me(P. 305 ). Conversely, when he was given a prize from a white man, he forgot what he realized something wrong. I was so go that I could hardly express my thanks. A rope of bloody spit forming a shape like an undiscovered continent drooled upon the leather and I wiped it quickly away (P. 306). While Walter Younger tried to fight his raft and was striving to get rich and be his own boss, Ellisons protagonist adopted the society well and was satisfied of his situation without noticing any injustice.