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by Lorraine Hansberry

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In A Raisin in the Sun, how has the Younger family changed since moving into the new house?  

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In the play A Raisin in the Sun, we never actually get to see the Younger family in their new house. However, based on some of the ending dialogue and actions of Act III, we can make some predictions about how their life has changed and will continue to change once in the new home.

Towards the end of Act III, Lindner returns to the Younger’s apartment in order to settle with the Younger family so that they do not move into the house in the all-white neighborhood. Convinced that Walter was going to accept the deal, the Younger family listened with disappoint as Walter said (575):

“And we have decided to move into our house because my father - my father - he earned it for us brick by brick. We don’t want to make no trouble for nobody or fight no causes, we will try to be good neighbors. And that’s all we got to say about that. We don’t want your money.”

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