As soon as she gets home she tells Travis that she bought a house. A house for the whole family but when Travis becomes a man it will be his. When Walter hears the news, he gets very silent with a straight face. He then tells Mama that he has nothing to say because it was her money and she could do whatever she wanted with it. He then states, "So you butchered up a dream of mine—you—who always talking ‘bout your children 's dreams…"(95).
That be then thousand each” (Hansberry 1547). Walter’s wishes to own a liquor store to be able to live a more lavish lifestyle, however his dream would only be possible by selfishly cashing Mama’s insurance check for himself. Martin Luther King Junior’s dreams, addressed during his monumental speech
She is trapped in a victims circle. Curley’s wife feels like she has not attached anything in her life. “I never get to talk to anyone, I get awful lonely” loneliness is a key aspect in Curley’s wife character. She married Curley to escape her controlling mother and ended up in a loveless marriage. She forced on her dreams to try to keep herself happy but this only make matters worse.
A raisin in the sun talks about a poor African American family during the 1940’s. every person in the younger family had dreams but due to the financial issues, they could never accomplish them. After older Walter’s (Father) death, their dreams could come to reality with the $10,000 insurance check. Walter lee is a good example of a characters dream that went down the drain because of financial trouble. With the insurance money, Walter lee wanted to buy a liquor store with three of his buddies.
That was Daddy’s job. It wasn 't fair that I was stuck doing it” (173). Because of Mr. Culpepper drinking problem and failure to carry out his responsibility as a father or in short because of his neglect, Maddy was forced to fill the gap and help keep the family together by doing all the house work and taking care of her siblings. Although it wasn’t enough to keep them out of
“You can talk to people, but I can 't talk to nobody but Curley. Else he gets mad.”(Steinbeck 87). This shows how lonely she really is on the farm. Nobody will talk to her because they don 't want to upset the boss 's son. Curley’s wife
Money is often what is associated with greed in this world. It can blind people to the point where they disregard the situation of all others. In the play “A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, Walter Lee wants the money that was left from his late father’s life insurance to invest in a liquor store. Everyone else in the family thinks that it’s a very bad idea. His mother, also known as Mama, is the one receiving the money, and wants it to be spent on bettering the family.
Lastly, throughout the play, one of the on-going conflicts is between Mama and Walter. Mama does not accept Walter’s idea of a liquor business and Walter claims that Mama understands neither him nor the importance of money in the real world, nor his desire to do more with his life than open up car doors everyday. However, in Mrs. Johnson’s scene when Mrs. Johnson criticizes Walter’s need to go out to look for a different occupation, Mama defends him. She states that her husband, “always said a man 's hands was made to make things, or to turn the earth with—not to drive nobody 's car for 'em—or — carry they slop jars. And my boy is just like him—he wasn 't meant to wait on nobody.” This is a central moment in the play as we finally see that deep down Mama agrees with Walter and has faith in his intentions.
The understanding received was Walter wants to be better within his socioeconomic status. He is hitting the white man’s nineteen fifties social ceiling, yet wants to go past that and max out at his own status ceiling. One reason Walter acts the way he acts could possibly be because of his environment, in Act 1 Scene 1, Walter is talking to Ruth about the insurance money and how he wants to invest in a liquor store. Ruth shut him down by saying “ eat your eggs”(Hansberry 1547). Ruth is trying to tell Walter to “walk the line” and do what you have always done, don’t try new things and possibly dig the family into a deep hole, Walter does not like this response from