A Raisin in the Sun

. What is the significance of the title A raisin in the sun

A RAISIN IN THE SUN NOVEL

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The title comes from a Langston Hughes poem about dreams and what happens to our dreams when they fail to become reality, "What happens to a dream deferred?/Does it dry up/like a raisin in the sun?" THe younger family have the dream of transcending racism and owning their own house. They desperately want a piece of the "American Dream". THey continually need to water and nurture their dream lest is dry up and shrivel up like a raisin in the sun.