Bachelor of Arts in English
Margaret Case, Ph.D.
The American Dream has been a concept that has withstood the test of time in modern society. Despite being advertised as a dream of prosperity for all American citizens, it truly was not meant for any person other than the white man. Through an analysis of Lorraine Hansberry’s ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ and James Baldwin’s ‘The Fire Next Time’ it becomes evident that the experience and observations of Black citizens during the 1960s support the claim of a non-inclusive American Dream.
Reis, Zachary, "A White-Centric American Dream Exposed in ' A Raisin in the Sun’ and 'The Fire Next Time’" (2023). English Theses. 172.