Everyday we make choices, some are the right choices from good judgement and some are wrong. When making a wrong choice we call them “mistakes” and we all learn from them. When making the right choice, well we just call them a good choice. Weather you think it’s a good choice or a wrong one we will learn from either, just like Mama(Lena) did. “A Raisin in The Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry is a book that is set in Chicago Southside, between WWII and present time. It is about a family of 4 who lives in a small apartment in Chicago and are poor, they have an opportunity to leave that life, when Mama finds out she is getting 100,000 dollars from her husband's death. Both of Mama’s children (Walter and Beneatha) have ideas for what they want to spend money on, but Mama has her plans for it too. In act 2 scene 1, we read that Mama has bought a house, this can be good for many reasons such has more space to live and not be a crammed up, also can be good for Walter’s kids (Travis and one coming). But there are always cons such as Walter not getting his dream achieved and along with Beneatha not having money for nursing/doctor school. …show more content…
Mama buying the house made Travis and Ruth super happy, that is a positive to Mama buying the house. In “A Raisin in The Sun” on page 91, Ruth shows excitement by saying “PRAISE GOD! Please, honey--let me be glad...you be glad too” (Hansberry 91). Having Ruth said this show us that she bursting with excitement, but she also wants her husband to be happy about that house and not just let him be down about not achieving his goal. This is an example of a good choice with Mama buying the house because Travis is happy and so is Ruth. If Mama had not decided to buy that house who knows what good and bad choices could come out of the
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Mama also stands up to Mr. Granger when he asked her to teach topics she did not have the books for. On page 184 Mama said, “ That’s because they’re not in there.” This is when Mama is explaining to Mr. Granger that she cannot teach what is in the books due to the fact that “‘Because all that’s in that book isn’t true.’” Mama stayed true to her convictions and
Mama only has a second grade education,while Dee is a collage graduate. Dee never liked her home she says it's old and has bad memories because it looks to much like their old house that burnt to the ground. Dee doesn't respect her mama or little sister. When Dee comes home one time Mama instently knows somethings not going to end up the way they plan.
This helps build of trust in her by revealing that she has also experienced how it feels being a parental figure to someone who was passed through school. It makes the older audience that have kids trust Sherry more as they relate to her, making her more credible to them. Sherry also uses other examples to make herself more
This is seen by the actions she takes to get to her goal, statements she makes towards her family members, and how she responds to her family when they are troubled. Mama has lived in her apartment for a long time with her family and is about to get enough money to change that. An example of Mama’s motivation to achieve her goal is shown when Ruth, her daughter-in-law and Mama are talking about what Mama would do with the insurance money. Mama states, “Been thinking that we maybe could meet the notes on a little old two-story somewhere, with a yard where Travis could play in the summertime, if we use part of the insurance for a down payment and everybody kind of pitch in” (563). Mama is suggesting to Ruth of what could be a better future for her son and their family.
Mama watches over her family every day. In the play, when Ruth finds out that she is pregnant, Mama helps her. Mama doesn’t make Ruth panic, Mama just cares for her. In Act I, Travis needs 50 cents for school. Ruth tells him no, but Walter gives it to him along with another 50 cents for school.
The play by Lorraine Hansberry , A Raisin In The Sun, utilizes the use of allusions in order to supply the reader with historical background. Allusions create emphasis in the play, this allows the reader to understand and appreciate the text. Within the small details of the play, the use of allusions deepen the contextual support of the text. While reading A Raisin In The Sun, various allusions appear throughout the play. These allusions reference the outside world, but also give emphasis on the importance of the piece of the text references.
Saad Moolla Ms. Noha Enligh III 15 January 2015 Literary Analysis Essay The play, “ A Raisin in the Sun” authored by Lourraine Hasenberry holds a very unique title that refers to Langston Hughes’s poem “A Dream Deferred.” Langston’s poem is about dreams and what happens to those dreams are not fulfilled. Hassenberry wrote her play about a poor African American family by the name of the Yongers. Mrs. Younger, Walter Lee, and Beneatha all have there own individual dreams.
How to Read Literature like a Professor Unlike in Faust, however, A Raisin in the Sun portrays Younger as refusing to make the deal and sell his soul to the devil. Lindner’s offer to buy out Younger’s claim on his house, this is the narrative trope of making a “deal with the devil. Lindner represents the devil, and that when the protagonist, Walter Lee Younger, considers Mr.” Foster explains that this trope stretches back throughout Western literary culture, for example in the many versions of the Faust legend. The introduction begins in Foster’s college classroom, where he and the students are discussing Lorraine Hansberry’s play a raisin in the sun. Memory involves recollection of previous works studies or read that might spur the reader to make connections between works, symbolism is a mantra that prevents the reader from taking things merely on face value, whilst identification of patterns within a work enable the reader to distance him/herself from the text even as they engage with it, to take a broader and clearer perspective of things.
Reader Response: 3 “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry, is a play about a black families experience in 1950s South Side Chicago. The story revolves around what happens to the family when Lena Younger, the matriarch of the family, receives a ten thousand dollar life insurance check upon the death of her husband. Everyone from the family has different plans for what they want to do with the money. Lena Younger serves as the head of the family. She is Walter and Beneatha’s caring mother so they and Ruth call her Mama.
Mama doesn’t work, what she does is butcher hogs and milk cows. “I used to love to milk till I was hoofed in the side” (Walker, 316, 13). Mama is also the narrator of this story. Mama sticks more into religion and is more traditional than her two daughters, mama thinks that Dee is a failure in life and she sees that the way Dee acts she is rejecting her families tradition.
The world stereotypes rich people as rude, stuck up and selfish. Ever wonder why? Studies from Yale, The New York Times, TED and more have concluded, money changes everything. Whether it’s attitude, morals or values, money can affect and change all aspects of someone’s life. The play, A Raisin in the Sun, has a theme showing this claim clearly.
Mama is thinking that the family just shouldn’t move since all the money is gone. Ruth is trying to convince Mama to still move because the apartment is too small for another baby and having Mama not give up her hope of having a house with a garden. This shows Ruth just wants her family to have a nice home and is willing to work for it even more. Another example of Ruth working hard for her family is when, Ruth begs, “Lena—I’ll work…. I’ll work twenty hours a day in all the kitchens in Chicago….
She tells the story numerous times that she never planned on residing in the apartment for a long period of time, but intended on moving to a big house with a garden in the back (Act I, Scene I, 16). Through time, her dream deferred as many other things came up and her plant is as close as she ever had to a garden. Other than her own dreams, Mama knew that dreams were important to her family as well and the plant partly symbolized the hope that their dreams will never differ as hers had. There will always be hope for the family as long as the dreams, as well as the plant, stay alive and
A Raisin in the Sun addresses major social issues such as racism and feminism which were common in the twentieth century. The author, Lorraine Hansberry, was the first playwright to produce a play that portrayed problematic social issues. Racism and gender equality are heavily addressed throughout the play. Even though we still have these issues today, in the 1950’s and 60’s the issues had a greater part in society. Racism and gender have always been an issue in society, A Raisin in the Sun is an important piece of American history during that time period.