In most cases, it is easy to judge the economic stability of every individual based on the house they live in, the kind of food they eat and their clothes. It is unfortunate that they are unable to upgrade to better living standards and are forced to be crammed up in a little congested space with so many occupants and very little to offer.Walter Lee is an ambitious Negro that is selfish in his ways of reasoning.
The producers of the movie wanted the audience to "feel the discomforts and indignities of the five people living too close together" as Commonweal describes the Younger's situation.
This factor contributes to the contrasting personalities of each character.
As the play progresses the unity of the family is often questioned.
In both the play and the film, family unity is often forgotten by the characters during a family crisis, whether it concerns money or health.
From the moment the family receives the insurance money, family unity is something that weaves in and out of the Younger's lives.
The story takes place in a three-room flat in Chicago. According to Doyle (3), the play exhibits different social, economic and political factors evident in the lives of the family members and the people they interact with on a daily basis. A Raisin in the Sun, a play written by Lorraine Hansberry focuses on the lives of a black family who struggle to ensure that the entire family gets a meal and shelter and that they live in harmony together (Doyle 3).Every character in the book has their own idea of the American dream.Mama and Ruth dream of owning their own house and getting the family out of their current living situation while Beneatha dreams of getting an education, becoming a doctor and not being dependent on a man for anything. Economic Issues In the first scene, the author describes a state whereby many people lived in a particular house and this was evident from the seats that were worn out over the years of constant use without any form of upgrade (Hansberry 3). This essay, therefore, provides the examples of the issues faced by the family throughout the play and describes the difficult situations the family members encounter.She is a character that tries to keep Walter Lee from getting a hold of the insurance money. Since the 1930's, the idea that a family, a home, opportunity, money and security being available to everyone in the US has been the "American Dream." Unfortunately, in reality this dream isn't really available to everyone, not then and not now.In the film, the actions and reactions of the characters match almost perfectly to the written play.The film and play both show how the family reunites when they have the ,000 insurance check in their possession.