I can’t breathe: A Study of Identity and Hybridity In Lorraine Hansberry’s Raisin in the Sun

Document Type : Original Article


1 Ministry of Education, Anbar

2 Ministry of Education in Iraq-Anbar Education Directorate


Hansberry’s play has been delineated as sensible for its portrayal of mind-boggling rather than stereotyped Afro-Americans and for exploring how her people lived as a result of hybridity. This study discusses the hybrid character in Lorrain Hansberry’s play Raisin in the Sun and displays her quintessential civil rights and social activism so that she displays how the characters of the play attempt to adjust their life and identity according to racial and social discrimination of the Whites. This racial inclination is deliberately spread by one portion of the White people relating to the psychological, social, and even religious factors. Those people are known as supremacists since they have to hold their character and isolate from overall population. Loraine Hansberry formed penetrating yet now and again furious plays about Afro- Americans life in a female perspective since few African American women are comprehended as benefactors of the stage. Hybrid characters on the quest for home and individuality are largely political and social. Thus, this paper implies that the dilemma of colored people will not vanish by means of any social, religious, and political circumstances, but by leading their life via self-acceptance as colored people.