A Raisin in the Sun-Beneatha

January 27, 2017 General Studies

Throughout the novel, A Raisin in the Sun, Beneatha Younger remains a strong woman with.

She looks at people for who they truly are, has intellectual pride for her studies,.

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questions everything including God, and she admirably cuts all her hair off for the sake of being.

true to her roots. Beneatha’s character represents a young, black woman’s feminist and unique.

outlook on life in the 1950’s. For this profound character in the novel, Lorraine Hansberry should.

be applauded. Even today, it is rare to see characters that are even remotely similar to Beneatha.

Younger. Her character is by far, the one that reaches out from the story for being genuine and.

worthy of relating to. .

Throughout the novel, Beneatha made a point of how she thinks what is inside a person that.

counts. She felt that other people (especially Mrs. Younger) needed to understand that she looks.

beneath the surface of people. On page 49 Beneatha wearily explains, “Oh , I just mean I.

couldn’t ever be serious about George. He’s-he’s so shallow.” Ruth replies by saying, “He’s.

rich!” That is exactly Beneatha’s point. She does not want to be in a relationship with George.

simply because he can support her. However, Ruth and Mrs. Younger are having a difficult time.

understanding this. Knowing where the Youngers come from it could seem a bit ridiculous to not.

want to be seriously involved with a wealthy man. Beneatha’s character is respectable for not.

wanting to fall into this. Even in this day and age, many women marry men just for their money.

I also believe that people should be judged on what is on the inside oppose to the outside. .

Beneatha doesn’t listen when Ruth and Mama call her odd. Inside her, she knows that she.

wouldn’t be able to live with herself if she married George without feeling anything for him.

Beneatha Younger is a rare young lady in the 1950s. This is because she is a woman wanting.

to become a doctor. A colored woman at that.


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