A Raisin in the Sun and Othello are two plays with different employ of setting. In A Raisin in the Sun, setting is amongst the very significant aspects in the play; this is because the Youngers are trying to purchase another house in a different locality, their present home and neighborhood has particular importance. The play occurs in an isolated southern part of Chicago between 1945 and 1959. During this episode the majority of American-people were successful and some racial queries were beginning to be raised.
In this play, the Youngers were a plebeian black family struggling against financial hardship and ethnic discrimination. On the other hand, Othello occurs in Venice in the northern part of Italy and Cyprus. The play took place between 1489 and 1572. It is important to note that Venice has been a locale for Shakespeare’s major plays which deals with racial or ethnic prejudice. A Raisin in the Sun and Othello takes place in different time settings but in their settings there are similar instances of racial prejudices.
In Othello, Desdemona and Othello get married and try to build a family regardless of their life experiences and race. Their marriage is nonetheless shattered by Iago who was spiteful. Iago made Othello believe that Desdemona was treacherous. In A Raisin in the Sun, the play occurs in an isolated neighborhood where Youngers live in; this setting is chiefly significant because, in the 1950s, the neighborhood was mainly poor and was inhabited largely by African Americans. These two plays are a provoking manifestation of racial mind-sets and outlooks.
Several blacks shifted Southside of Chicago after immigrating from the South to search for work and to flee from racial discrimination. In the play African Americans escaped racial discrimination and this is the same thing happening in Othello. There was racial discrimination but Othello and Desdemona overlooked the problem and decided to get married. Although the characters in these two plays face problems they chose to flee from racial discrimination for a better life. The two plays have very different time , location, atmosphere settings but they both raise similar concepts of racial discrimination.