Dreams in “A Raisin in the Sun” by Hansberry

Discuss the “dreams” of various characters in the play “A Raisin in the Sun” by Hansberry.

“A Raisin in the Sun” takes its title from Langston Hughes’s poem “Harlem,” which begins with the question: “What happens to a dream deferred?” How do these dreams come into conflict? Does Hansberry seem to approve of any of these dreams more than others? Does the play answer Hughes’s question? If so, how? It might be worth looking at the rest of the poem to help you answer this question.