Lena is a very old lady, but she kept on working and making good decisions for the family. When Walter asked Lena for money, she said no to Walter because she knows that it is the wrong thing to execute. Yet, when she finally let Walter have the money because Walter is tearing the family. Walter lost the money to his malevolent friend. Lena regretted her decision for letting Walter have the money.
Seeing a loved one reach for a dream and not be able to get it hurts her. She just wants her family to be happy and provide for them. Being a mother and not giving her family everything there is makes her sick resulting in her passing out. “Do you know what this money means to me? Do you know what this money can do for us?
Where Have You Been? The characteristics of Connie’s family contribute greatly to understanding the idea of maturation in the story. Connie’s mother is especially influential in the expression of Connie’s personality. Due to her constant comparison of Connie to June, her older sister, “June did this, June did that, she saved money and helped clean the house and cooked and Connie couldn’t do a thing,” Connie becomes extremely self conscious in her behavior and dependent on peer opinions (
She is also upset because Walter is giving in to racial tension and calling Mr. Lindner back to negotiate taking money in exchange for not moving into the white neighborhood. Lena immediately snaps back and calls out Beneatha for not learning to care for her brother. In this scene Lena’s maternal instinct really shines through. Even though she is disappointed in Walters foolishness and lack of pride, she knows that Walter is at his lowest point and that persecution and ridicule will not help the situation in any way. She also understands that his pursuit of money wasn't for self interest but to make things better for the whole family.
However what Nea does not understand in all her youth and idealism , is that sourdi does not want to be saved: She willfully accepts her fate and her marriage to Mr.Chhay because she finds financial stability and a secure future. Since the beginning of the story Nea believes that she is saving or protecting Sourdi from the expectations of her mother and Mr. Chhay. The mother and the uncle have fix a marriage with an older man named Mr.Chhay. Sourdi is a young girl that has a boyfriend name Duke, But her mom really dosen’t cares what Sourdi thinks or wants. So Sourdi meets Mr.chhay and she feels uncomfortable in the
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
This business was a liquor store. He thought that this could help them out financially in the long run. However, Walter Lee’s wife agreed with Mama. She also wanted to fulfill Mr. Younger’s dream. Mama’s daughter, Beneatha, wanted to use the insurance money to pay for her medical school.
Mama doesn’t know what she wants to do with the money, but she does know one thing for sure, that the family needs to move out of the cramped unit because the family is starting to fall apart. They are constantly fighting and Walter is always drinking so that when he gets home he won’t be angry and he drinks to forget the pain of what is going on back at home. Mama sees that Walter and Ruth’s marriage is falling apart, that Travis needs his own space and that he needs his own bed instead of sleeping on the couch, that Beneatha is tired of being in a space that is suffocating. Mama and her husband said that when they got married that they wanted to move out of the unit and get a house of their own but then when they had kids they didn’t have to money to move out a get a house. She saw that it was tearing him apart.
You couldn’t be on my side that long for nothing, could you? Ruth: Walter, please leave me alone. Walter: A man needs a woman to back him up…”(Hansberry 8 and 9). In this he is being rude and disrespectful to Ruth by assuming that she doesn’t care about him, their son, or the way they live anymore. Both characters in the stories fail to become rich and known.
Beneatha gets shamed for not wanting to marry before her schooling. Lena and Ruth laugh at her, and are confused on why she does not want to marry George right away. George thinks it is stupid to not get married right now and wants Beneatha to be like everyone else. Sharon Brubaker notes that Beneatha's version of the American dream is "solitary, less traditional, and not as concerned with family." Beneatha does not want to be "white" or "normal" in her life.