Lena younger’s efforts to get equality of black community in lorraine hansberry’s a raisin in the sun (a sociological approach
Lutfi Yoanna Oenu - C.0302040 - Fak. Sastra dan Seni Rupa
This research analyzes the struggles of Lena Younger for the equality of black community in the play ‘A Raisin in the Sun’. It applies the social condition in America in 1960’s pushing Lena’s efforts. That condition motivates Lena so she fights for her right as American citizen. As the social condition has an important point in this research, sociological approach is suitable to be used, especially the social condition which exists in the work itself.
The purpose of this research is to explain the struggles of Lena Younger as the main character to get the equality of black community. Besides, the obstacles that must be faced by the main character can be known easily. The result of this research will be useful for the readers who learn about black American, for the readers as the inspiration to have a significant role in their community and to think about the development of their social life, and for the other researchers who will take a research about American black people using sociological approach.
The research uses an explanative-qualitative research because this research explains the object, it is verbal or qualitative data, and it only takes books and other writings to support the subject matter. The data source of this research is the play ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ written by Lorraine Hansberry published by A Division of Random House, Inc. in New York in 1994. Those are the dialogues of the characters, the other information in this play, and also any information dealing with the theme.
From the analysis, it can be derived some points that show the ways Lena Younger’s efforts to get equality of black community in America and apply the social condition in 1960’s influencing her to struggle for this equality including those obstacles coming from both white and black people living in America. Each point in the chapter of analysis is written with the supporting quotations from the dialogues of the play.
Based on the research, the research question can be answered by those finding found in the analysis dealing with Lena Younger’s efforts to get equality of black community in America. Lena Younger’s efforts are seen through her struggles to support her daughter to get the same opportunity in education that is to gain doctor, to support her son to get the same chance in having a better profession, and also to get the same opportunity to get a proper settlement for her family in the white neighborhood as white people as a common American citizen. The result of the analysis can also be supporting data for those who will conduct a research about American black people who struggle for the equality using sociological approach.