Summary of “A Raisin in the Sun”Tommy GiordanoThe story of A RAISIN IN THE SUN about a black family stuggling throughfamily and economic hardships. The story ended as the head of the family Waltertook control, became a family man, and rejected an offer from a whitebusinessman to stay out of a white neighborhood and to stay with all blacks.This offer disgusted the Younger family and hurt their black pride.
I would likein my own words to continue this story as I see it fit to occur. Three changes Iwould make would be is Walter is forced to take action against segregation, thegrandmother passing away, and how the blacks finally became accepted and beganto enjoy and be proud of where they live.As the Younger family moves themselves into a white suburbanneighborghood the whites in the community are upset that they have come to bewith them. Their direct neighbors who have a son that is Travis’s age no longerlets her son play with Travis and he become hurt and confused. Walter has toexplain that many people that are white beleive that they are better then thosewho are black.
Travis who is stay in dismay and is confused waits at home whileWalter goes over to the neighbors house to talk to them about what has happened.Walter is, in good reason, very angry and annoyed by the racist whites. He goesover and at first tries his best to stay calm over the situation. The whitefather then says, “Listen, if I ever see your son with mine, I will througththat little black spoiled brat back into your yard.” Walter becomes enraged andhits the man directly in the face as hard as he can.
This brings an uprawamongst the Youngers and the entire community. Thus bringing the whites, eventhose who weren’t before, totally against the Younger family.After the eventual calming down of the community and the lowering ofracial tensions of the blacks against the whites, grandma Ruth who paid her own$10,000 for the house they live in dies in her sleep, but in the hapiness ofknowing her family can get along by themselves. The Younger family is at firstvery upset and sad because of the death, but they relize that she is where shereally wants to be, with her husband.
Beneatha is now unsure if she should gooff to college because of the death. Walter has a private talk with ehr andconvinces her that it would be the best for her future, and that she wouldregret her decision if she didn’t go.Slowly but surely the Youngers wanted to become a part of the community,and were taken as some.
The first people of the Younger family to associate andtry to become friends with the whites is the young Travis. As Beneatha is off atschool Travis brings home a white friend one Friday afternoon to play with him.His parents have no objection, and think that he may be the most grown up in thefamily, because he is willing to forgive and forget.
The rest of the Youngerfamily tries to follow in the foot steps of the little boy. Walter slowlyforgives the whites who slowly change their attitudes towards them. Down theroad another black family moves in and keeps the Youngers company and gives themsome one to relate with. As three or four more blacks gradually move into theneighborhood the community becomes more black-white oriented and they finallyget along together and are able to share their lives in equality.This is my happy ending to the story, A RAISIN IN THE SUN.
I feel thatthe whites in the community would eventually become more and more friendly withthe blacks and more comfortable with them. The hardships the Younger family havebeen through helped very much to bring the family together and too make theirlove for each other more than it was at the beginning of the book. Category: English