Mama uses the plant as her fuel to always put the family first and to remember her dreams, as well as remind her family of theirs (Shmoop Editorial Team). Throughout the play, Mama’s plant symbolizes many things to the Younger family.
Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, similar themes from A Raisin in the Sun are presented in the sense that each character has his or her own American Dream due to his or her varying socioeconomic status. Originally, Gatsby had a poor socioeconomic status, which motivated him to increase his status with a lavish, over-the-top American Dream in order to please Daisy. When Gatsby confronts Tom, promising that Daisy never truly loved Tom in the first place, Gatsby uses his wealth as a factor as to why she married Tom: “She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me” (Fitzgerald 130). This proves that Gatsby was motivated by Daisy’s desire for wealth to justify his lurid American Dream. Daisy, on the other hand, was quite the opposite.
Amy wished to be a famous artist and live in Rome. These dreams may have been enjoyable, but they were fanciful. The girls grew over the course of the story and moved away from their childhood wishes but still held on to their castles for some time. When the March girls finally let go of their childhood wishes they realized that they had overlooked the greatest happiness of all which is to love and to be loved. Meg's dream was to be so rich that she would always wear the finest clothes and never have to do any work because she had so many servants.
The last of the three most influential characters is Marin. She is a Puerto Rican girl that wants “someone to change her life” and spends her days babysitting at her house (27). Esperanza gets the idea of marrying a rich man to get out of Mango Street. Marin also tells her about boys “is for the boys to see us and for us to see them” (27). These two ideas Marin shared with Esperanza shows how she can leave Mango Street and live a better life.
In Nikki Giovanni’s poem, “Legacy”, the speaker shares a message through the eyes of a grandmother and a granddaughter who have thoughts about the role of legacy, family bonds, and respect, but do not openly share them as they talk to each other. The poem is a short arrangement of sentences which depict one interaction between the 2 characters, but is meant to set the stage for establishing the pattern of communication between generations. The setting is probably a fall day before a holiday where the children are outside playing and the grandmother is inside baking some items for an upcoming family gathering. The grandmother has a history of baking and these rolls are an example of something that she prepares for the family that they enjoy and are part of her identity. The grandmother has great pride in the rolls and wants to make sure that the family continues to be able to enjoy them long after she is gone by passing it down to her granddaughter: “I want chu to learn to make these rolls” (line 3).
She wistfully begins imagining a life as Mrs. Murchison where she “could be just like Ruth,” and do small jobs while her husband earns the majority of the income for the family. She asks George, “Do you believe that I could remain sane as a housewife?”, but this question is intended to be rhetorical. Bennie slowly returns to reality in her last line when she remembers that she’d be “wishing [she’d] pursued [her] dream,” and that she’d be looking into George’s “hungry eyes” day after day. This section of the monologue creates an argument for why the two are so incompatible, and shows Beneatha’s dependence on herself and her
Walter was basically saying wow your a preppy rich boy that thinks he 's better than me. George was thinking that he was better than walter just because he had more money. But that is not the case he is no better than walter. Walter works hard for his money while george just gets it handed to him. All Walter wanted was to have money and open his own liquor store but it was not possible.Walter’s dream was unfortle not able to come true
1. Esperanza will donate to the poor considering the fact that she previously stated one of the previous vignettes titled “Bums in the Attic” “One day I’ll own my own house, but I won’t forget who I am or where I came from. Passing bums will ask, Can I come in? I’ll offer them the attic, ask them to stay, because I know how it is to be without a house.”, which highlights her generosity and her willingness to help others. Her role as writer gives her a huge amount of responsibility to change her community since she inspires hope in the heart of her community with her vignettes the few times she has read them and her family has continued to encourage her.
Walter wants to be free from the family’s low income lifestyle, and becoming rich is Walter’s extrinsic motivation to live. Mama said to Walter, “Son-how come you talk so much ‘bout money?” Walter responded with immense passion, “Because it is life, Mama!” Walter looks at life, and like a bride sees through her wedding vail, Walter sees through money lenses. He sees his father’s money as a possibility in a world that revolves around a minimal supply of money. He feels that if he cannot achieve greatness and get his family out of the slums of Chicago, then he has failed at everything. It not only concerns his family that he sees his human worth out of money, but it worries them because they are not able to trust him to be responsible and just when making decisions.
In the poem, she talks about love and how she and her significant other split up. In the poem, Dickinson talks about her craving to be with her partner again. She is so desperately in love that she makes it a point that she is willing to wait forever, just as long as her partner comes back to her. When she says “I’d brush the summer by…As Housewives do, a Fly”, Dickinson uses similes to show that she does not care about the fact that her loved one left, just like a Housewife does not care to brush a fly away. She also uses a simile when she says “If certain, when this life was out-…I’d toss it yonder, like a Rind”, meaning that she is ready to do “toss” her unimportant body, to end her life, just so she could be reunited with her loved one in the Skies.
Some of the girls think about the tea they will be able to buy, others think about how much they still have to pay back to Mumtaz. Lakshmi thinks about what she misses the most her family, her home is where she wants to be. You can see that from this quote from the novel. “I inhale deeply drinking in the scents of mountain sunshine, warmth that smells of freshly turned soil and clean laundry, baking in the sun, I breathe in a cool Himalayan breeze and the woodsy tang of a cooking fire then I can get by until the next twilight” (126). All this is reminding her of back home, it’s like she is in the happiness house, but her mind is still back home and as long as she has that she can make it to the next night.