Setting in "A Raisin in the Sun"

In the play, "A Raisin in the Sun," by Lorraine Handsberry, the primary setting is the apartment of the Youngers family. In fact, the majority of the action of the play occurs within the confines of the family apartment. The plot of the play is focuses upon the apartment as well -- what the apartment is, and what the apartment is not. Primary, the apartment is not an adequate domicile for the Youngers family for a variety of reasons, which play out over the course of the narrative. The apartment is arguably a character in the play, just as the Youngers family members and the other assorted characters are in "A Raisin in the Sun." The paper will explain how the description of the Youngers' apartment contributes to the mood of the play.

Before describing the internal elements of the apartment, understanding where...
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