A Raisin in the Sun

Pick one of the following symbols (or motifs—which are recurring symbols) and describe its meaning in the play along with an example (cite where you found it): a) the plant, b) sunlight, c) Mama, d) Beneatha’s change of hair style, d) Ruth’s repeated refr

Raisin in the Sun, entire screenplay

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At the start of the play, Beneatha's hair is straightened. As the story progresses, we see Asagai question her desire to have the hair of a white woman...... something that prompts her to cut off her hair and embrace the natural afro, a part of her heritage. Cutting her hair is a statement, it symbolizes beauty and a statement of nonconformity.


A Raisin in the Sun