Hansberry promotes a sense of African heritage through her character, Beneatha. Being the head of the household, Lena dreamed the dreams of her children and would do whatever it took to make those dreams come true.
Does its power grow and ultimately force him to act to make it happen sometime in the future-if not in his lifetime then in the future members of his kin.
Each of the main characters in the play has their own idea of what they consider to be a better life.
Like Ruth and Walter, we initially think that any offer of cash is a blessing for the Youngers because it represents a chance to abandon their dingy apartment and begin a new life. In Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun," we are witness to the common drama that occurs within a family set in a specific historical period In just a few pages, Lorraine Hansberry reveals the struggles enforced upon the characters individually as well as with their united desires as a family.
One of the most predominant of these side-plots is the role and effects of power and authority. In the opening scene, Travis asks his mother for fifty cents, and the seemingly paltry sum is too much for the impoverished Ruth Younger to give away.