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. The rest of the Younger family is disconcerted by this new business deal, and asks Walter if this is what he truly wants and believes is right, to which he responds that he’s “Going to feel fine…[like] a man…” (144). Due to internally knowing he still had prove himself but not physically doing so, Walter’s delicate, false pride in being a man doesn’t allow him to consider how his actions affect
Throughout the majority of the play, Walter wants to change the way they live and constantly tries convincing his mother to use the insurance money to start a liquor store. I chose this excerpt because I thought it was interesting how Hansberry chose to use Walter having the same breakfast as him trying to express there not being change around the apartment. This connects to the U.S history packet when it talked about the African Americans headed off to war and being treated better out there than back at home, and then when they got home they wanted home. Near the end of the play on page 148 when Walter has to decide if the family keeps the house or receives the money he says this to Lindner: Walter.
I wanted each and every one of them, but choosing one meant losing all the rest, and, as I sat there, unable to decide, the figs began to wrinkle and go black, and, one by one, they plopped to the ground at my feet.” (Plath, Sylvia. The Bell Jar) Post World War II, American society saw a rigid social structure with definite gender roles. As Vanessa Martins Lamb points out, “Have dinner ready, prepare yourself, prepare the children, minimize all noise, be happy to see him, listen to him, make the evening his”,( Evasion of Growth, 5), here is what young women learned at school in the 1950’s in America.
“we had dropped our seeds in our own little plot of black dirt just as Pecola’s father had dropped his seeds in his own plot of black dirt. ”(fragment 2) Claudia felt the need that someone should want the baby to live. Since the adults will not consider the circumstances, as such Pecola ' s innocence is destroyed. The girls had planned to save Pecola not by direct intervention but rather indirectly planting flower seeds in their backyard.
In the short story “Marigolds”, by Eugenia W. Collier, the marigolds, which symbolize hope, convey the theme that everything isn’t always easy but don’t give up hope and keep trying. The setting of the story takes place in a poor Maryland city during the Great Depression. Lizabeth is trying to find out who she is when her parents have a loud conversation about their problems, causing Lizabeth to go destroy Miss Lottie’s marrigolds. In the beginning, Lizabeth says how she feels about the marrigolds: “For some peverse reason, we children hated those marigolds. They interfered with the perfect ugliness of the place; they were too beautiful; they did not make sense.”
“Dark trees in the landscape of love” by Kao Kalia Yang is reading about the lives of Hmong girls married white men and how their lives are different. Kalia Yang started the story talking about his nephew preference for black trees, not bright trees, showing that all colors of the trees are beautiful not just the bright ones. Then she talks about his husband and when she first saw his husband, she never taught to marry him. Aaron used to hear her given the public speech and one day he sends her an email inviting for breakfast. She accepted for lunch and they met at the Hmong restaurant, but it was just a casual meeting to talk about work.
Although the check belongs to the spouse which is Mama, everyone else is constructing a dream revolving around the money. Walter being the “Man of the house” believes his dream is more impactful. Being in the position to provide for his family is worth everything. In fact he’s insisting everyday for his wife Ruth, and Mama to listen, but also agree. Furthermore when the check finally arrives Mama, Ruth, and his son Travis see it first.
Segall, whose house was part of the ghetto, explained what life was like in these conditions: “They built a fence between my house and the house next door. At that period, we could not even stand on a sidewalk when there was a German approaching, because we Jews didn’t deserve to share the same ground with them.” Segall then started to describe the dangerous journey of escaping from the ghetto. Though she is now 84 years old and those horrible experiences had occurred more than half a century ago, her eyes were still filled with tears at the vivid memories she survived. To prepare for the escape, her mother made some forged papers, and ran to the remote countryside with her.
Analysis on “Grape Sherbet” by Rita Dove The poem “Grape Sherbet”written by Rita Dove is about a child enjoying a homemade dessert on Memorial Day. Rita Dove,”was the youngest person and the first African-American to be appointed Poet Laureate Consultant by the Library of Congress. She has also won the Pulitzer for her book Thomas and Beulah.”(Biography.com Editors)“Grape Sherbet” is a unique poem with alliteration,metaphor,similes and an almost ,most hidden rhyme scheme.
Angelina Weld Grimke’s Rachel tells a story of a young woman who was so horrified and overtaken by racism that she vowed to never bring children into the world. Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun depicts a Black family who is conflicted in which direction they should go after receiving a lump sum of money following the family patriarch’s death. The mother and sister would like to purchase a new home to fulfill the dream of deceased father and expand for future generations while the remaining siblings would like to invest in a liquor store and their tuition for medical school.
Although the main ideas are clear, the symbolization in each of Janie’s marriages with Logan, Joe, and Tea Cake all symbolize different ideas. To begin with, Janie’s relationship with Logan was prearranged and she had no say whether she wanted to marry him. At first, she was optimistic and believed their marriage will be what she dreamed of. Soon reality sets in after her grandmother died and she realized her dream was not going to come true. Logan then acted, especially different to her now that her grandmother died.
You are Walter, at the end of act 2 scene 3. Willy, man, I still don’t know what to think. Willy… don’t let it be true, please… I just wanted to help my family, man. I trusted you with that money, my life. I just wanted my family to be happy, live in a big house like what those white people got, with a garden, and my son can go to any college he wants to, and even though I hate to say it, Bennie can’t be a doctor no more… all because of Willy.
Candy then goes on about how he “…could of hoed in the garden and washed dishes for them guys” (96) In this scene, Steinbeck exposes that Curley’s wife actually possessed more power in death rather than in life. In other words, her death revoked the dreams of many characters , including herself. Now candy, Lennie, and George will never have their ideal piece of farm land and Curley’s wife will pursue her dreams of becoming an actress. Unfortunately, Curley’s wife
This also, is ruining the tradition on African American culture. Maggie’s mother promised her quilts for when she married, and when Dee found them she criticized Maggie and how she would put these quilts to use. All these years Dee looked past and their traditions and now all the sudden she wants to have a part of it. In reality she doesn’t deserved a single piece. Mama doesn’t back down from Dee and insists on her picking two different quilts.
Education symbolized a Fresh start and new life for Beneatha she wanted better than what she knew and pursuing to be a doctor was a symbol of acceptance in society as an educated black female. The same hope is equal to Ruth having a new child and wanting to have space to be able to comfortably raise the kid. The symbols are all different but all represent one common goal and that is to