A Raisin In The Sun Mama Quotes Analysis

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“Mama seeing the make-down bed as Travid has left it: Lord have mercy, look at that poor bed. Bless his heart-he tries, don’t he? She moves to the bed Travis has sloppily made up.” (148) In Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, a family struggles to achieve the American Dream. In this quote, Mama represents the importance of family because she notices that Travis, her grandson, tries to make his bed, however Mama, showing tender care, remakes Travis’ bed for him. One of the key themes in A Raisin in the Sun is importance of family. Mama (Lena), is the main role model for this theme. “No- there’s something come down between me and them that don’t let us understand each other and I don’t know what it is. One down almost lost his mind thinking ‘bout money all the time and the other done commence to talk about things I can’t seem to understand in no form or fashion. What is it that’s changing, Ruth?”(292) In this quote Mama is expressing her feelings about her children. She feels as if they are drifting away from her. This quote can represent the connection with other mothers around the world, and the problems they encounter when dealing with their children. When Walter comes home in a bad mood, he begins to take it…show more content…
Throughout the play Mama has a small potted plant that she cares deeply about. Not only does this small plant represent her family’s delayed dreams for a better future, but it also represents Mama’s constant care for her family. “Growing doggedly in a small pot by the apartment’s kitchen window, Mama’s plant has “spirit” despite the fact that this little old plant...ain’t never had enough sunshine or nothin.” This plant connects to the family by sharing the need of desires. For example, the plant needs sunshine to thrive and grow big and strong. Mama’s family needs money, education, and the mind-set of determination to become successful
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