Walter goes into immediate denial, making excuses for where Willy, their second business partner, could be with the money. He continues on until he realizes “THAT MONEY IS MADE OUT OF MY [HIS] FATHER’S FLESH-” (128) and he had lost it all; he felt he lost his chance of pursuing a better life now that he had even lost his father’s support. His false pride is severely injured up until he is struck with an idea which he believes could save the family. He abruptly calls Mr.Lindner, who he had originally turned away, and tells him to come by because he wants to take his offer of being paid to not move into the new house. He believes he is “..see[ing] life like it is” (141) in order to rightfully take his place as the head of the family by making this decision for them, regardless of the hope this house brought them all.
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.
For example, Mabel‘s brothers did not want her to be on her own when they moved out. Since they are all in debt, they try to convince her to go live with their married sister (Lawrence 455). This conflict between siblings shows that because she is a woman, she is seen as lesser than her brothers. It is suitable for the men in the family to live on their own and make a living but she needs to be taken care of. Another example occurs when Mabel has an internal conflict with herself when she attempts to drown herself in a lake (Lawrence 460).
This demonstrates that having Walter to realize that Travis needs someone to look up to that desires more than just money. According to Mama, Travis needs to see a real man who will defend his family in time of hardships, and not a man who craves only money. Mama is determined that family values will touch and transform Walter into a different man, as shown by her yearning where she tries to persuade him. Towards the end of the play, Walter eventually achieves a sense of masculinity by rejecting
Even his family life surrounds the idea of wealth, how it’s spent, what he earns. To Walter, wealth meant pride, it meant happiness, it meant a stable life. In a blind move, he had trusted the wrong people with his father's hard earned money only to lose it. When this happened, his life appeared to all crumble. The merry-go-happy man from when he got the money was no longer there, only a bitter shadow.
This evidence is saying that if a the father's son had hit him should be cut off because he should respectful to his father and fallow the rules. This is important because, he should had not struck because he should know what to do. Examples of just laws can first be found in the area of Family law. Document C states that ‘’ I cut off my son’’. In this quote,the author says that if the father does not what to give all his money to his son when he is dead because he might not know to take care of it.This quote includes an example of, his father dies he get to keep it and take care of it as long as he lives and if he loses it he get to died or something like that.
The Dream of a Mom In the 1950s, finding a job, a house, peers, or even food on the table was difficult for most African American fellows. All of these troubles lead back to racism and prejudice against the pigment of some people’s skin. In Lorraine Hansberry’s play, A Raisin in the Sun, Mama goes through many phases of racism and prejudice in Chicago. Along with the rest of her family, she experiences examples of racism, unfair housing regulations, and problems with gender inequality. 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.
Poems are tools used to demonstrate dissatisfaction. The play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry leads by foreshadowing its theme of crushed dreams by starting with the poem A Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes. The play follows an African-American family in 1950s Chicago, consisting of protagonist Walter Lee Younger, his son Travis, his wife and Travis’ mother Ruth, sister Beneatha, and mother/grandmother Lena, called simply “Mama” in the play. Walter is ambitious and wants to move out of his small and run-down home and find a better job than a chauffeur for the kind of man he wishes he could be. Desperate to fulfill this dream, he takes $6,500 of his mother’s insurance money that she obtains shortly beforehand following the death of Walter Sr. and strikes a deal with two friends of his to purchase a liquor store.
Catherine is most affected by this loss. According to Howard, Martin, Berlin and Gunn (2012), this absence could be seen as key to the instability of familial ties. Such instability is particularly obvious in the growing gap between Mr. Earnshaw and his children. In the beginning Mr. Earnshaw is introduced as a kind father, asking his children what to bring for them from Liverpool, however, after his wife’s death Mr. Earnshaw is unable to understand Jokes from his children and “Catherine, on her part, had no idea why her father should be crosser and less patient in his ailing condition” (Bronte, 2009, p.36). While Nelly assert that Mr. Earnshaw was a kindhearted father though he was rather severe and strict sometimes, this does not eliminate the fact his relationship with his children, following his wife’s death, was characterized by negligence and lack of understanding.
Things got worse when her teacher, offered a quarter to Walter Cunningham, a farmer’s son, who kindly denied the money for lunch. When Miss Caroline didn’t seem to understand, Scout explained that Walter and his family suffer from poverty, and would not be able to pay her back with money. Scout then further narrates that one time Atticus served as the Cunningham’s lawyer and having no money to repay Atticus, the Cunninghams pay Atticus in the form of stovewood, hickory nuts, smilax, holly, and turnips. After the incident, Jem invites Walter over for lunch, hesitantly Walter joined them.While eating their meal, Walter pours molasses or syrup “On his vegetables and meat with a generous hand.” Scout instantly made a remark, embarrassing Walter in the process. By making a remark it is clear to see how different the Cunningham and Finch’s lifestyles and status