In A Raisin in the Sun, what does the house symbolize that the Younger family hope to move into?
This question can be answered in a number of ways. First of all, consider the way in which their present abode is compared with the house that they hope to have. The place they live in at the time of the play is small, cramped and infested by insects. It has no yard. Mama's plant, which is another object with massive symbolism in the play, is not thriving in this home, because it does not have enough light and space to thrive.
By contrast, the house that they hope to move into has more space, and has a yard, which is...
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