Then it cuts to medium shot when Walter Lee explains why he needs to invest in the liquor store. It cut to another shot with a medium shot with Ruth shows her concern of their marriage with Walter Lee and how he’s acting. It cuts to another shot of Walter Lee storming into the bedroom running after his mother. The camera study’s the two shots with the mother and son and Walter Lee swarms around his mother while the camera goes moves with him. The anger portrays the hunger for attention and reasoning in the household but the rejects hurts him the most.
He is a very desperate man who tries everything to get the ten thousand dollar check from his mom. After talking through everything and expressing himself to his wife and mother, he earns the rest of the money that is left over from his mother, Lena, but all he has to do is put at least three thousand of the money into Beneatha’s college account. He ends up making a mistake and giving it all to Willy Harris, who ends up running away with all money. Him making that mistake changes the way he thinks about life and he rejects the money twice from Mr. Linder and he makes his family
Consequently, Amanda decides that Laura needs to get married to live a happy life and makes it her goal to find a gentleman caller by selling magazine subscriptions. Another thing she finds herself constantly worrying about is Tom staying out late every night and coming back drunk. They have an argument about it and Tom breaks some of Laura's glass figures. Soon after, Amanda asks Tom to find a gentleman caller for Laura at the Warehouse where he works. Tom invites his friend from high school Jim O' Connor to a casual dinner, not telling him
The play Raisin In The Sun by Lorraine Hansberry shows how a striving black family living in Chicago in 1959 is brought down by racism. The play shows the importance of family and dreams when the Younger family receives a check for ten thousand dollars from the passing of their grandfather, Big Walter. Big Walter’s son Walter has a dream to be a better provider for his family and because he wants to score big with his liquor store, he invests all of the money left in the store. He is heartbroken after his partner steals all his money and the family is stressed about what is to come next. Walter is like the “caged bird” in “Sympathy” who “beats his wing till its blood is red on the cruel bars” because Walter can see his dream of being a better provider for his family, but his dream is prevented because he is caged by racism.
A Raisin in the Sun: Strength of Family Racism, segregation, oppression, and poverty; these are some of the struggles that black people in 1950’s America had to deal with every single day. That’s what the book “A Raisin in the Sun” focused on. This book was written about a closely-knit black family who had to get through new and difficult challenges, especially when it came to the racism that ran rampant through America at the time and their own attempts to escape the seemingly bottomless pit of poverty. These struggles forced this black family to stay together, even in times when the family seemed to be coming apart at the seams. This wonderful book had a couple main themes, but three of the biggest themes were racism, the importance of family, and poverty.
A Raisin in the Sun depicts the struggles imposed upon the members of the Younger family in the 1950’s in the United States of America during a time of racial discrimination. Lorraine Hansberry reveals through each character individually, and together as a family, how race and gender have contributed to the situation this black family are in as well as the hardships they face while trying to gain respectability in their society as well as in their home. The play shows strong views of gender and how the Younger family members each have a different opinion in regards to gender roles and what it means to be a man or a woman. Although traditional, Ruth does not always accept her generalised role as a woman. She does not always agree with what Walter says and does and in turn shows the reader that Walter does not always have power over her.
A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, is a play which focuses on how the African-Americans were seen during the 60’s by the white ethnicity. Those periods marked the United States of intense discrimination which marked the play. The Youngers’, family in which the play directs its attention, lived tough moments due to the African-American discrimination and economic problems that drives the family to constant breakdowns. The play shows how the lack of economic stability interrupts their happiness and stops the family’s dreams become true. The theme of money leads in A Raisin in the Sun because Walter Lee wants to be seen as the money provider and take full responsibility of his family
In Lorraine Hansberry’s, A Raisin in the Sun, many hidden but touching meanings are portrayed through various objects, especially Mama’s plant, throughout the play. A Raisin in the Sun depicts a struggling African-American family, also known as the Younger family, coming together to fulfill their deceased relative’s dream. The deceased relative was Mr. Younger. His dream was to move his family into a much better house.
In A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, thoughts of femininity and masculinity are woven throughout the play. The play is set in the 1950s, a time where racial tension still existed among black and white Americans even though segregation no longer existed. A Raisin in the Sun is about the Youngers, an African American family living in the slums of Chicago. The father has just passed away, and the family is about to receive an insurance check for $10,000. Each family member has his or her own idea as to how the money should be spent.
This causes him to be bitter towards the women in his life. Living in a two-bedroom apartment in the slums of Chicago is Walter, his mother (Lena), his wife Ruth, Beneatha (his sister), and his son Travis. Walter wants to do better by them by starting a liquor business using the insurance money his father gave his mother, but Mama, who is religious says it’s not Christian and “We ain’t no business people…We just plain working folks.” Then his wife, Ruth tells him she doesn’t want to hear about a dream he never pursues, and Beneatha tells Walter he’s crazy and that the money doesn’t belong to him. Especially since none of the family seems to listen or even support his idea he becomes bitter towards them. Lashing out at them and making them feel guilty that they don’t believe or rely on him to support them or that they make him feel less of a