In the play dreams are expressed through Mama, Beneatha, and Walter. Their dreams show similarity and at times encounter problems. The dreams of the Younger family show us that, despite great obstacles, the American dream is still possible. The first character who possesses a powerful dream is Mama. Mama shows her dream of wanting to buy a house, then putting the down payment in Clybourne Park and finally, when faced with her not moving the family came together in the time of need to give mama a helping hand.
If Lyddie wants her family back together again she is going to have to pay off the debt as fast as possible. “It might break my heart to send the child away¨(139) & “It might break Rachel’s heart as well. She has been sent away too often in her short life”(139). Lyddie would be heartbroken is she was to send Lyddie away. Little Rachel has been in many homes already, this a problem for Lyddie because Lyddie only has Rachel has the only family right now and if Rachel leaves Lyddie might lose all of her hope, give up, and be depressed.
Once Mama buys the house she has always wanted she then realizes that her children could make use of this money. So, instead of keeping the rest of her money that she received she gave it away to her children so they could do what they wanted to do in life. Lena Younger represents a very strong and helpful matriarch in the family throughout the play, A Raisin in the Sun. While everyone in the household seem to be falling apart in different ways Mama always seems to come to the rescue. She stays strong no matter what obstacle comes in her way and always seems to make everything in life for the Youngers is ok. Mama possesses the traits of a very good leader and does it without performing “crowning acts”.
Throughout the play, characters in A Raisin in the Sun have strived passionately for achieving their dreams. Lena Younger’s dream was for her family to live safely and happily. Easily crossing out all the other possibilities of dreams that could be chosen, Lena Younger’s dream was the most deserving because it was very virtuous. It was realistic, selfless, distinguishable, and Lena was the most qualified
Lena Younger, uses aspirational capital to inspire and motivate her family. She get through obstacles and helps her family move on from oppression by helping and them. Mom discuss, if one of her own children is controlled by an oppressive behavior. We have to show him love and guide them to happiness. A Raisin in the Sun mother discusses when he gets like that in life you just get to do something
Furthermore, the lack of being employed affects a family, Britney’s mother was affected tremendously and caused her hospitalization because she couldn’t deal with the stress of her family lacking an income. While homeless shelters have long waiting list and middle-income families are losing their homes with just a few days’ notice. Britney and Johnny’s families both were doing well until the recession hit and companies began to lay people
This title is derived from a line in the Langston Hughes poem, Harlem. This poem analyzes what happens to someone 's dream, especially what happens to them when they are not accomplished. This reflects on the family’s hopes to overcome hard times and hopefully live a better life. Another example of symbolism is the time where we are introduced to Mama’s plant. The plant represents her family and desire to grow and Mama is often found tending to the plant as she does for her family.
Her selflessness and strength shows as soon as she is introduced, in which she is conveyed as the leader of the family. While nearly all the characters outwardly express what they dream of doing with the money, Mama states that she desires to put money away for Bethena’s school, or “just give it to the church or something.” (Hansberry, 1315) Later, she states that she would like to purchase a house; all in efforts to create a better atmosphere for her family. (Hansberry, 1303) She sustains herself as a very determined, leading, and assertive woman as she continues to guide her family through their hardship. Her character is very crucial in these circumstances because of the family’s tendency to draw and thrive off of her
I’ll have a chauffeur!” Lastly, one of the most symbolic and heartwarming scenes that the movie provided was the ending. Walter handed Mama her plant and was the last one to leave. This may seem like something simple, however, it shows how much Walter has changed. The plant represents Mama’s hopes and dreams. When Walter hands the plant to Mama, he is handing her her hopes and dreams.Walter is showing his responsibility and his maturity by doing this.
In the middle of act one Mama says, “Lord, if this little old plant doesn't get more sun than it’s been getting it aint never going to see spring again.”(1.1, 40) Mama says this in the beginning as the plant symbolizes their dream, and the sun symbolizes hope.Their dream will never be pursued if they don't have hope. As the Younger’s seem to live in darkness with little hope.They must have “sunshine” to even come close to pursuing their dreams. Hope doesn't comes into the play until the money does. Especially Water sees, only way for hope is money. In the beginning they have no money as they live in poverty.The plant has not yet evolved into their big dreams as it lives in darkness.
Symbolism is important through this text. The reason being is the symbols act as visual concepts that convey a deeper meaning than what is presented. Mama shows symbolism with a plant sitting near a window. The plant is dying because it lacks the resources it needs to survive. Even though this issue is at hand Mama works hard every day to water it and care for it so one day it will flourish.
Huck said Jim was telling him “he would go to saving up money...and when he got enough he would buy his wife...they would both work to buy the two children”. (88) this quote shows how Jim imagines his freedom happening. Freedom for Jim means he will have his whole family out of slavery. He will be free from the chains that keep him from living his life and the social standards that keep him from being a human.
Clearly Jeannette has gotten to a point in her life where her basic needs can no longer be well provided and she desperately needs them. So far the only person who can support her is herself. Later in the future she says,“ I worked up a budget and calculated that we could indeed squeak by if i made extra money babysitting”(209). Not having enough money to even provide her family with food becomes a blessing in disguise. Jeannette gains the ability to be mindful with her money while providing for her family.
Then the vessel, the harvest cropped, made for the purpose to save Kate, after all her parents never even wanted a third child. With a little side romance of a cold hearted lawyer, met his old love and law partner who are both assigned to Anna’s case, this story truly dives deep into dynamics of a family. “Either this girl loses her sister, I think, or she’s going to lose herself”. Picoult, writes this book from the point of view of everyone, from Anna, to Julia and Campbell, to Jesse, with each of these chapter switches changes fonts of the story (which can get kind of annoying). Eight days is how long this novel takes, eight days to change a lie, destroy another, a story that is not to take likely.
Annie separated with her husband because they weren 't comfortable with their relationship so Annie was left alone through her struggles. “They parted amicably.” This proves that Annie was left alone to take care of her babies on her own. Annie practices things like holding buckets with rocks on both hands to help her succeed at her new job. This explains what Annie did to try and get better for the job she was striking for which lead her family and herself to a better life. “Step off that road into another direction.” This proves that Annie was not afraid to cut herself a new path.