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.
Though these are hardships that nobody should have to go through, issues involving discrimination and bigotry helped her to realize her dream and defeat the racism that is presented to her. Mama deals with many forms of gender stereotyping throughout the play, both from society and from her own family. In this time period, women were paid a lot less than men and were still seen as lower-ranking and submissive humans even though they endured difficult tasks during wartime (Gardiner). Women in the 1950s were treated as inferior than men; therefore, men were taught to be the head of the house over a woman. Throughout the book, Walter and Mama fight over the head of the house.
This incident shows the reader that she wants to be taken seriously by her colleagues. It also displays that Hilly deeply treasures her reputation because of her reaction towards the situation. On the other hand, Aunt Alexandra has also shown the reader signs that she values her family’s reputation. In chapter 23 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Aunt Alexandra did not allow Scout to play with Walter Cunningham because of his poor background. She said, “Because-he-is-trash, that’s why you can’t play with him.
In her image “five-day forecast” she has two words in each day such as; misdescription, misidentifies and mistranslate. When the audience sees this particular image they think of race and identity because Lorna has her arms crossed in each box but it happens to be so that as the days pass by her shirt starts getting wrinkled. What this image is trying to convey is that society makes certain rules on how to act and who to be that as a black woman she forgets who she is. Simpson is trying to
This also influenced the barrier between Dee and her family in which they have different ways of interpreting their values. According to Mama, Dee “never taken a shot without mak’ing sure the house is included” which portrays how dee is using them as a product for her own heritage while still maintaining a barrier between them. Also since Dee was raised having “nice things” she never wanted to recognize her past as growing up in a poverty setting because she was embarrassed of it. When Dee changed her name to “ Wangero Leewanika Kemanjo” she believed she was staying true to her heritage by having an African name, but she failed to realize her real name ‘Dee’ was passed down several generations back to when her family were slaves. Dee has changed her clothing as well to fit her new beliefs and it is the traditional African clothing which Mama finds peculiar because that was not how she raised her daughters.
Mama is always hoping that the plant will pull through and survive. She feels the same way for her family. She hopes that they will be able to move into a new house with a garden and live a better life. “…Big Walter used to say, he’d get right wet in the eyes sometimes, lean his head back with the water standing in his eyes and say, ‘Seem like God didn’t see fit to give the black man nothing but dreams – but He did give us children to make them dreams seem worth while.’”(Act 1, Scene 1; 47). This proves that Mama wanted the best for her family.
Her sister Maggie and her mother Mama are still the same way when Dee returned. "Proshansky and Newton stated that Africans in the United States who feel hatred toward their own racial group are to some degree expressing hatred for themselves as individuals"(Allen 57). Dee didn't like the way she grew up so she always wanted the fancier things. She didn't like the way Mama dress. Mama wore overalls all the time working hard.
The book is basically telling a young Black African American that you can survive in this world she is saying that “If i can do it than you can to”. Then to Introduce the antagonist in the book Harpo is the mean father of the children and he doesn’t approve of nettie getting married to Alfonso. So Celie and her sister’s try to change his mind. But he said that he wouldn’t Alphonso refuses to let Nettie marry, instead
“Because they never understand Black love is Black wealth” (Line 22), proving that although people judge about the welfare of black people, all that is needed is love and that is enough. She then ends the poem with “ I really hope no white person ever has the cause to write about me” (Line 21), which in her mind she thought you wouldn’t understand the culture and how you could be happy in that environment if you weren’t there. People usually imagine black families impoverished, upset, or angry, but with this poem she explains that she had a family that was nothing like that and her family’s love made her childhood great. Nikki Giovanni said a lot more than she wrote in this poem, by showing the flip side to what everybody thinks is a horrible lifestyle to live in. She explains that her parents had love for her, even though they had their own problems.
Women are still considered delicate and must be taken care of by men and for southern women that is even truer because Southerners value tradition and traditional ideologies. However, women are now able to be more independent, though they are basically second class and don’t bring much importance to society other than the obvious repopulation. Miss Emily is a southern woman which means that she is taken care of by her father and then eventually her husband but because she never married she is taken care of by the town when her father dies. Now because of the slight changes in how women are treated Miss Emily is able to say no when the new town heads come in and try to get her to pay taxes and it is rude to oppose a southern lady, in the past that would not have been allowed because women weren’t able to have a real voice or disobey/ disagree with a man. Faulkner shows many times in the story how much he thinks women don’t bring much importance to society.