Raisin In The Sun And Dreams Dreams are vital to the life of every person. Without dreams, there is nothing to plan or look forward to; therefore, no reason to live. The Younger family in A Raisin In The Sun by Lorraine Hansberry has many dreams for the future that a $10,000 insurance check guarantees them. I also have dreams and hopes for my future, college, a job, and a family are all things that I want to have, some day. Due to Walter Youngers death, his widow, Lena Younger, receives a $10,000 insurance check.
Lenas dream is to own her own two story house. She takes the money and uses some of it to put a down payment on a nice little house in an all white neighborhood. This causes some problems and conflicts, but in the end, Lenas dream is fulfilled and she gets the home that she and her deceased husband always wanted. Her son, Walter Younger Jr., also has great plans for that money, even though it isnt really his. He wanted to invest into buying a liquor store with two buddies. Lena let him have $3,500 to do what he liked with and another $3,000 to put in a savings account for his sister. Instead, he puts all of it into the liquor store. Then he discovers that one of his “friends” took off with the money, all of it.
His dream of providing a better life for his family is shattered. Lena also plans to help her daughter, Beneatha, get an education so that she can fulfill her dream of becoming a doctor. Bennies dream is not really taken seriously by anyone since black doctors are unheard of, much less a female black doctor. Still, her mother believed in Bennie and supported her by giving her $3,000 of her check by way of having Walter Jr. put it in the bank for her.
Unfortunately, he put it all into his dream instead and lost her future along with his. Ruths only wish was for everyone to be happy and for her life to be peaceful. In a way, her dream came true because in the end, everybody was satisfied and excited about moving into their new home. Travis only wanted to have fun and play. His childhood innocence protected him from the problems that effected the other members of his family.
Like the Younger family, I have dreams for my future. After I graduate from high school, I plan to go on to college and major in Psychology. I also plan to work while I am in college to pay for my education. After I get my degree, I hope to get a job at a hospital or clinic and help the mentally ill. Once I am established in my work, I would like to get married, if I havent already, and have a few kids.
If one or all of my dreams dont come true, the effect could be quite detrimental to me. So, dreams are very important to a persons well being. If their dreams are not fulfilled, the effects could be disastrous.