Even Walters’s wife Ruth didn’t believe in his dream to own a liquor store. She grew weary of his day-to-day pipe dreams. Walter quotes, “That’s is just wrong with colored woman in this world, they don’t know how to build their man up and make them feel like they somebody.
Confused and hurt, Montag thought, “suddenly she was so strange he couldn’t believe he knew her at all”(Bradbury 39). Montag also changes a lot after that fateful night. He encounters a woman, who has books in her possession, that is willing to die for knowledge. She couldn’t bear to live a second without her books. What she did scar Montag forever,”the woman on the porch reached out with contempt to them [firemen] all, and struck the kitchen match against the railing”(Bradbury 37).
From his parents, he barely gained the warmth of being in a complete family. As Ponyboy said, “His father was always beating him up, and his mother ignored him, except when she was hacked off at something, and then you could hear her yelling at him clearly down at our house. He hates that worse than getting whipped… If it hadn’t been for the gang, Johnny would never have known what love and affection are” (Hinton P.12), we can clearly known that Johnny’s parents were extraordinarily violent to Johnny. Due to the charac- teristic of Johnny’s father, the hereditary gene of violence affected fixed some of Johnny’s personal- ity.
Two of the main characters, Walter and Beneatha, in Lorraine Hansberry’s play “A Raisin in the Sun” do not get along very well. They are siblings that have lived together for all of Beneatha’s life, because she is the younger sibling. Walter and Beneatha both want to pursue their dreams. Both dreams are to help people but they want to help different people. Walter wants to help himself and his family while Beneatha wants to help other people.
“The ways in which the characters in Lorraine Hansberry’s play, A raisin in the sun, are affected by racial imbalances and respond to the injustices engendered by such inequities are solely influenced by their gender.” I agree with this statement to an extent. Although it is correct that gender plays a big role in this play, there are other factors to consider. Context:
Chicago served as a home to numerous walks of life in the 1950’s, and much of the differences in realities were based on differences in race and people’s opinions of segregation. Lorraine Hansberry’s play A Raisin in the Sun is based off of real life experiences, and it authentically tells the story of an african american family that strives for equality and The American Dream. Walter Younger, the father of the family, battles with deferred dreams of his own and for his family. Lorraine Hansberry’s play A Raisin in the Sun and Nina Simone’s song “I Wish I knew How It Would Feel to Be Free” both portray Walter’s emotions throughout his daily struggles with his family as they dealt with segregation and destitution. Money was a large contributor
Just within the recent decades, men and women started to fight against the gender stereotypes and started to challenge their roles in a family and in the society. The play, A Raisin in the Sun, portrays the lives of African–Americans during the 1950s. Lorraine Hansberry, a writer and a social activist, reinforced the traditional gender roles, especially female’s, by depicting how the Youngers interact and how they act in an economical struggle. Throughout the play, A Raisin in the Sun, she uses Walter Lee Younger, Ruth Younger and Lena Younger to reinforce the traditional role of fathers, wives and mothers within a family.
In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck’s father, Pap, returns to Hannibal to acquire Huck’s vast fortune of six thousand dollars. Jim Finn didn’t really want to be a father to Huck, he only wanted Huck’s fortune so he could buy more alcohol. The townsfolk knew that Pap was abusive, had a lack of education, and was no more than a drunk. This shows Pap’s poor character and how he shouldn’t be taking care of a young boy. The Widow Douglas tried to win custody of Huck to take him away from his father but the court denied her.
The play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry debuted on Broadway in 1959, and the movie was made in 2008. “A Raisin in the Sun” is about the Younger family, the fifth generation of lower-class African-Americans living in Chicago’s Southside. They are faced with problems such as racial discrimination, poverty, and conflicting dreams. As the family decides on how to spend the insurance check of $10,000 from Walter’s father’s death, these problems cause many conflicts to rise. Reading the 1959 play and the 2008 movie, I have realized certain similarities and differences in how the story plays out.
Will Cole change his ways. Relationships that Changed Cole. Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen. The book is about a 15-year-old boy that is named Cole he cares for no one and he thinks everyone hates him. He is wrong though Garvey Edwin and Peter may be able to help him.
You ain’t satisfied or proud of nothing we done “ (1.2. 315-320). Despite what his mother says, Walter continues to be stubborn and talks Mama into giving him the money to invest in a liquor business. Walter believes receiving this money will allow him and his family to live a comfortable life. As the play progresses, Walter exhibits more and more selfishness which is revealed when he belittles his sister about becoming a doctor. His response is “Who the hell told you you had to be a doctor?
(11) Curley’s wife complains to Crooks, Lennie, and Candy about her husband, how he “Spends all his time sayin’ what he’s gonna do to guys he don’t like, and he don’t like nobody. Think I’m gonna stay in that two-by-four house and listen how Curley’s gonna lead with his left twict, and then bring in the ol’ right cross?” (78). Obviously, Curley’s wife did not marry Curley because she loves him, but most likely she may be running from someone or something in her life. The unsatisfied wife endures Curley just so she can live in
Lorraine Hansberry Was born on may 19, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois. As the granddaughter of a freed slave, life was getting better for blacks. Although there was still strong stitches of racism and segregation. The Hansberry family dealt with this issue first hand. The Hansberry 's were a black family who wanted to move into a predominantly caucasian neighborhood.
First, Hansberry uses Mama to show the negative outcome when Mama 's dream of getting a house was cast aside. Mama 's dream was to move out of her tired old apartment of about 45 years into a better neighborhood. Hansberry uses the line “ Or does it explode?” (Hughes 11).