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A Raisin in the Sun Character Introduction

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Andrea Cartwright

on 19 October 2012

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Transcript of A Raisin in the Sun Character Introduction

A Raisin in the Sun A Character Introduction The Setting: Southside, Chicago 1950s Southside Chicago Segregated Neighborhoods Southside, Chicago Beneatha Younger Ruth Younger Travis Younger Ruth and Travis Younger Walter Younger Lena Younger The Younger Family The family matriarch; in her 60s;
works as domestic In his 30s, has a family;
works as a cab driver;
he does not feel like a
strong provider Ruth is in her 30s, she is a strong woman;
she works as a domestic;
in many ways, she holds the family together at the expense of her own dreams Travis is 14 years old;
he plays his parents against
one another; his grandma, Lena, spoils him. Lena's youngest daughter;
Walter's sister.
In her early 20s, currently in
medical school A segregated neighborhood; very impoverished
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