Mama’s daughter, Beneatha, wanted to use the insurance money to pay for her medical school. Throughout the play, the Youngers fight about what to use the insurance money for. However, Mama goes and puts a down payment on a new house in Clybourne Park for the entire family. .
Not considering the fact that his wife might possibly have an important topic to discuss. Walter just continues to proceed in asking Mama for the money for his dream a liquor store. However, Mama only shuts him down, because investing in the family is more vital than a store. As his persisting comes to an end
Lorraine Hansberry wrote, A Raisin in the Sun, about the Youngers, an African American family, living in a racially segregated society in Chicago’s southside during the 1950s. The play begins with the death of Walter and Beneatha’s father. Due to his death, their mother, Lena, is being imbursed ten thousand dollars in life insurance money. Because of this, everyone has a different opinion on how the money should be divided among the
Willy is too entitled to his job even though he doesn’t get paid, to accept a job from someone else that is offering him good weekly pay. In The Raisin in the Sun Walter ends up getting the money from his mom and wants to invest it into a bar with two other people, but that doesn’t work out so well for him. In the text Bobo is talking to Walter about something bad that had happened, in the text Bobo says “That’s what I’m trying to tell you… I don’t know… I waited six hours… I waited in that train station six hours… That was all the extra money I had in the world…”(Hansberry 75). In this quote Bobo was talking about how Willy Harris took all of the money and left with it. The money that was put into the bank for the bar was all of the money that was given to Walter by his mom to split for his sisters college education.
Educated, yet childlike at times, Beneatha Younger will go to great lengths to become a doctor and break a female stereotype. Beneatha lives with the rest of her family in Chicago in the 1950s. Their apartment is overcrowded and not suitable for a family of five. Despite being poor, the Youngers have dreams, big dreams. Those dreams are reflected on Beneatha, a college student who constantly educates herself to improve her situation in life and achieve her dream, that for a black woman from a poor Chicago’s neighborhood, is nothing but easy.
To begin, Hansberry uses Lena Younger(Mama) as one of the characters who had a negative effect from her dream being deferred or put off. Mama is the mother of Beneatha and Walter Younger and widow to Walter Sr. Her dream was she wanted to build a happy family and believes one step toward this goal is to own a bigger and better place to live. But is put off when her husband dies and he leaves behind a 10,000$ check behind of his life earnings. Upon learning that her husband was the key to her dream and when he dies so does her dream Mama first realizes that her dream had died.
Do you know what this money can do for us? I want so many things that they are driving me kind of crazy…Mama – look at me.” Page 75. Money is mentally consuming Walter’s mind. He has so many hopes and dreams for his family and being the man of the household, not being able to provide for his family results in him lashing out. He craves the idea of owning a liquor store, he wants a house, he wants to be able to give his family a better life, he wants to buy his wife pearls, he desires to give his family everything that white people
Poems are tools used to demonstrate dissatisfaction. The play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry leads by foreshadowing its theme of crushed dreams by starting with the poem A Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes. The play follows an African-American family in 1950s Chicago, consisting of protagonist Walter Lee Younger, his son Travis, his wife and Travis’ mother Ruth, sister Beneatha, and mother/grandmother Lena, called simply “Mama” in the play. Walter is ambitious and wants to move out of his small and run-down home and find a better job than a chauffeur for the kind of man he wishes he could be. Desperate to fulfill this dream, he takes $6,500 of his mother’s insurance money that she obtains shortly beforehand following the death of Walter Sr. and strikes a deal with two friends of his to purchase a liquor store.
Through this conversation, the narrator gained respect and insight on Sonny's life in the times that he was not there. Sonny was cryptic in his speaking at first but eventually made it very clear to his brother and even said, "the reason I wanted to leave Harlem so bad was to get away from drugs" (89). The narrator does not have much to say, but ultimately blames all of this on the "vivid, killing streets of [their] childhood" (73), that neither of them had truly escaped. He once thought they both had, him by becoming a teacher and Sonny by simply not living in Harlem for years, but in this moment, he realizes that not much has really changed - they still faced those streets, the only difference now was that they knew what they inherit. Sonny convinced his brother to come watch him play - the narrator knowing he could not possibly say no.
Townspeople go to cities from low society to middle or high society. Moreover, people from other place do not get work and they can make money, on the other hand, they cannot pay the bail or house, them the people become homeless. At first, am going to talk about the novel call Oliver Twist. Is a history of a child at birth calling Oliver, Oliver’s mother died after giving birth and there is no record of his father. Then Oliver is destined to live as orphan.