A Raisin in the Sun is a play by Lorraine Hansberry that was first performed in 1959. Read an in-depth character anaylsis of Beneatha Younger, explore important quotes, and take a full book quiz


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See a complete list of the characters in A Raisin in the Sun and read in-depth analyses of Walter, Mama, Beneatha, Asagai, and Ruth Younger.

Main Ideas

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Further Study

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