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Dreams are awesome things. Everyone has a dream. To make our dreams come true we need to work hard. The play A Raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry is an influence of two poem Dream Deferred and Mother to Son by Langston Hughes. The ideas in each poem are reflected to Beneatha and mama in the play. In the play A Raisin in the Sun, Beneatha demonstrates the ideas in the poem “Dream Deferred”. One line that shows beneatha’s personality is, “Maybe it just sags/like a heavy load” (“Dream Deferred” 8-9). Beneatha’s personality in the poem dream deferred shows that holding onto one’s dreams can cause inner feelings of regret or sorrow. One quote that shows the same idea as above quote is “And forgive me forever wanting to be anything at all! FORGIVE ME, FORGIVE ME, FORGIVE ME” (Hansberry 123). Beneatha is being sarcastic by apologizing to her brother for having dreams of becoming a doctor because Walter thinks it can’t happen.When he tries to make her feel bad about sacrifices everyone is making for her to go to school, So beneatha stands up and defends her plans. In the play, Beneatha demonstrates the ideas from dream deferred. In the play A Raisin in the Sun, mama demonstrates the ideas in the poem “Mother to Son”. The speaker in “Mother to Son” proclaims, “It’s had tacks in it,/And splinters” (3-4). This quote relates to mama that life for her is going to be a struggle. Life is going to have tacks and splinters in it. She can overcome anything that she had been through. One quote from the play that shows the same idea as above quote is “Oh-So now it’s life. Money is life. “Once upon a time freedom used to be living now, it’s money. I guess the world really do change…” (Hansberry 74). Mama and Walter reveal their economic struggles. For Walter money seems to be everything and mama is struggling with money. In the play, mama demonstrates the ideas from poem Mother to Son. In the poem “Dream Deferred” and “Mother to Son” Beneatha and Mama demonstrate some ideas in the play. The title that Hansberry should have chosen would be a mother to son. Mother to Son is the best title because it relates a lot to play to a raisin in the sun. In the play Raisin in the sun beneatha and mama demonstrates the ideas in the poem of Langston Hughes.

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