What happens when dreams are deferred?
— Langston Hughes
What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore– And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat?
What does a dream deferred mean in a raisin in the sun?
Again, one can ask, “What happens to a dream deferred?” A Raisin in the Sun teaches audiences that people don’t have to yield to the negative effects of their environment. Lorraine Hansberry shows that deferred dreams can give birth to resilience, unity, and new dreams.
What is the message in a dream deferred?
What is the theme of Langston Hughes’s poem “A Dream Deferred”? The poem is about what may happen when a whole substratum of society is denied an opportunity to fulfill its dreams, in this case, Hughes refers to African-Americans but it’s more broadly about social inequality.
How is a deferred dream like a heavy load?
It will stuck like a crust on something sweet if we ignore it too long. A postponed dream will not be moving, it just stays and droops down, it is like a heavy load that sags. And at the end, our deferred dream makes us lose our hope, live in despair or chaos, or burn in frustration.
What is Mama Lena’s greatest dream?
Mama dreams of moving her family out of their cramped apartment and into a house with a yard where children can play and she can tend a garden. Her dream has been deferred since she and her husband moved into the apartment that the Youngers still inhabit.
What does Difer mean?
transitive verb. 1 : put off, delay. 2 : to postpone induction of (a person) into military service. defer. verb (2)
What is so bad to a dream that is deferred or postponed according to Hughes?
The speaker tells us that having a deferred dream is painful. A dream deferred tell us what will happen if we postpone our dream too long. A deferred dream make us lifeless like a raisin in the sun. The pain will be worse because it is untreated, fester like a sore.
Who said what happens to a dream deferred?
Quote by Langston Hughes: “Harlem What happens to a dream deferred?
What dream is Hughes referring to?
The speaker does not refer to a specific dream. Rather, he (or she) suggests that African Americans cannot dream or aspire to great things because of the environment of oppression that surrounds them. Even if they do dare to dream – their grand plans will fester for so long that they end up rotting or even exploding.