This is an example of the prejudices of our society. When the Helmer's were first married they were very poor and were forced to work long hours just to make ends meet.
" (19)“‘Seem like God didn’t see fit to give the black man nothing but dreams….’" (29)“Yes, [he was] a fine man—just couldn’t never catch up with his dreams that’s all." (30)“I don’t go out with you to discuss the nature of ‘quiet desperation’ or to hear all about your thoughts—because the world will go on thinking what it thinks regardless–" (89)“There is always something left to love. You show where our five generations done come to." (137)Reference: Hansberry, Lorraine.
And if you ain’t learned that, you ain’t learned nothing…. I don’t mean for yourself and for the family ‘cause we lost the money.
When comparing Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll House," to Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun," many similarities are seen.
They are both struggling with social issues, the thought of wealth, and gender roles inside the household, as well as outside.