All five incorporate at least one of the themes found in “A Raisin in the Sun” and are broad enough so that it will be easy to find textual support, yet narrow enough to provide a focused clear thesis statement.
These thesis statements for “Raisin in the Sun” offer a short summary of different elements that could be important in an essay but you are free to add your own analysis and understanding of the plot or themes to them.
One wants to move to a bigger home, one wants to attend medical school, one wants to rise above his conditions though does not necessarily have a plan to do so.
Each person’s dream serves an important psychological function (i.e.: hope, motivation, direction) for the character; however, the dreams also divide the characters, creating conflict among them. " Consider the conclusion of “A Raisin in the Sun”—or lack of one—and write a persuasive essay on “A Raisin in the Sun” in which you attempt to convince the reader that Hansberry does or does not answer Hughes’s question through the actions of her play.
" (19)“‘Seem like God didn’t see fit to give the black man nothing but dreams….’" (29)“Yes, [he was] a fine man—just couldn’t never catch up with his dreams that’s all." (30)“I don’t go out with you to discuss the nature of ‘quiet desperation’ or to hear all about your thoughts—because the world will go on thinking what it thinks regardless–" (89)“There is always something left to love. You show where our five generations done come to." (137)Reference: Hansberry, Lorraine.
And if you ain’t learned that, you ain’t learned nothing…. I don’t mean for yourself and for the family ‘cause we lost the money.
On the other hand, the Younger's, an African American family in the 1950's, are very poor and cannot afford any luxuries.
When they receive a large amount of money from a settlement, Mama decides to purchase a house for the family.
Although these families represent completely different backgrounds and social classes, they share many of the same characteristics.
Both of the families portrayed in the plays have their own place in society.