Can anyone tell a little bit about the summary of A Raisin the Sun book?

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hero5 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

A Raisin in the Sun is a three act play about and African-American family's struggle to obtain the American Dream. They want to do this in several ways that are introduced in the beginning of the play. The Younger family is receiving a sum of money from the insurance company after the death of Mama's husband. The son wants to use the money to go in with friends on a liquor store and Mama wants to buy a home. Both of these goals represent a part of the American Dream, to own your own business and to own your own home. Mama does buy a home but it is in a predominately white neighborhood. A neighborhood that does not want the Youngers to move there. Mama feels badly about not giving her son money for the liquor store so she does and he loses the money when one of his 'friends' leaves with it. The family goes ahead with their move into the white neighborhood but many conflicts and much heartache happen along the way, and we are left not knowing how life continues for the Younger family.

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