In the domestic tragedy play, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, describes how a family is dealing with financial expenses. The expenses are outrageous because Lena, also known as Mama, has a daughter named Beneatha and attends medical school while the family is paying for the house. The family wants to move into a nicer house, and they work hard to get there. Mama is expecting a ten thousand dollar check inherited by her husband that had died. The father, Walter, wants to buy a liquor store and to finally be in control, but the wife, Ruth, and, Mama, do not want him to.
A Raisin in the Sun portrays a few weeks in the life of the Youngers, an African-American family living on the South Side of Chicago in the 1950s. When the play opens, the Youngers are about to receive an insurance check for $10,000. This money comes from the late Mr. Younger’s life insurance policy. Each of the adult members of the family has an idea as to what he or she would like to do with this money. Mama, wants to buy a house to fulfill a dream she shared with her husband.
One of the main protagonists, Mama, is telling her son the reasons for what she did to help her family’s struggle. She says, “When it gets like that in life-you just got to do something different, push on out and do something bigger....” (588). The character Mama gets a check from the insurance company for $10,000 dollars due to her husband’s death and she doesn't know what to do with it. In the play, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, Mama is motivated to/by the chance to get her family a house. 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.
The famous novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter, David Lawrence, wrote the short story “The Rocking Horse Winner”, which digs deeper in the concept of love. The narrative begins with a mother, Hester, who is struggling with whether she loves her three children. Throughout the story she feels that her family is running out of money, and the only thing she cares about it is being wealthy. She is so crazy about it, that she says the house whispers that they need more money. Her youngest son, Paul, is aware of their house whispering and becomes concerned about the family’s financial situation because his mother explains that only the lucky are rich and their family is very unlucky.
Ownership means different things to the characters, whether it is over a house, a business, or one’s identity; everyone is striving to have something they can call their own. The Younger’s distinct understandings of ownership are informed by their relationships to the past and their personal experiences of race and gender. By approaching the theme of ownership from multiple perspectives the characters become fully rounded and their complex motivations can be understood as a reflection of the larger societal forces at work. Lena Younger is the matriarch of the Younger family and following her husband’s death, she is left with the decision of how his 10,000 dollar life insurance check will be spent. Lena has been dreaming for a long time of owning a house with a garden that is all her own and providing her children and grandson with the
At one point during this discussion she talks about self-reliance, stating, “…because the position I early was enabled to take was one of self-reliance. And were all women as sure of their wants as I was, the result would be the same. The difficulty is to get them to the point where they shall naturally develop self-respect…” (754). She talks about how hard it was to develop this kind of independent mind set. For women who did not grow up with Fuller’s advantages, it was a very daunting task.
Now even though Walter’s dream was mostly shattered because of the money he lost Beneatha’s dream of becoming a doctor might come true if she moves to Nigeria with Asagai, and Mama’s dream of having a house for her grandson and her children to live was really the most important dream to have been accomplished. Sometimes we feel like giving up on our dreams because of the obstacles that show up but that doesn't mean we should stop pursuing them because dreams are very valuable, andt as Hansberry showed on the play at the end all that matters is that happiness is present no matter the
Bridget has a never ending supply of energy. She is aware of her attractiveness and isn't afraid to fall in love. She loves attention and if someone says "no", she tries harder next time. She is very determined and doesn't stop until she gets what she wants. Her mother's death has effected her in a bad way and sometimes she feels lonely.
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Hansberry's Raisin in the Sun is set in a one-bedroom apartment shared by three generations of the Younger family: Walter and Ruth, their son Travis, Walter’s sister Beneatha, and their mother Lena. The Younger family is waiting for a $10,000 life insurance check resulting from the father’s recent death. The windfall represents a kind of liberation to the family with the central conflict over how to spend the money. Mama (Lena) puts down a payment on a house in an all-white neighborhood (Clybourne Park), while Walter wants to invest in a liquor store. Mama relents, with the condition that they carve out $3,000 for Beneatha’s college education.
Shonquasia responded well to the intervention Shonquasia continue to make progress towards her goals. Shonquasia stated that she some time find it difficult to make some decision due to fare of the end result. Shonquasia stated, allowing other to make decision your decisions and being easily influence by others. Shonquasia stated that her mom like to make decision for her and that make her very upset. Shonquasia stated that she is not a follower she is a leader.
With the battle over right from wrong Janie is heavily on the wrong side. No longer caring about the opinions of everyone else Janie began to take her own life back into her hands; to the disapproval of the community. This example adds to the story overall because it helps to give us a sense of time and well as helping us to understand Janie. It also gives us a sense of understanding when it comes to her most recent choice. Overall the quote shows the disapproval of everyone else, as well as Janie 's willingness
First, Hansberry uses Mama to show the negative outcome when Mama 's dream of getting a house was cast aside. Mama 's dream was to move out of her tired old apartment of about 45 years into a better neighborhood. Hansberry uses the line “ Or does it explode?” (Hughes 11). Over the course of the play Mama grows extremely frustrated about the family 's living situation. Near the end of the play when Walter gives away all of the money from his father 's life insurance, Mama burst with emotions she has bottled up for years.
Isaac and his family were only interested in what Batsheva would bring home as a dowry. His mother and sister were already examining the riches from America even before the marriage ceremony. Isaac’s mother so jealous of Batsheva and her riches steps on her wedding dress leaving the ugly imprint of her dirty shoes. Batsheva finds herself sitting all alone on her first night trying to unbutton her dress wherein her husband was nowhere to be seen and all of Batsheva’s dreams are crushed. Batsheva who had high hopes and dreams about her wedding day, felt all her dreams coming to an end on the first day itself when Isaac grabs all the envelops which Batsheva had accidentally thrown on the floor without even noticing her standing there waiting for
50). Basically proving that Beneatha is against most of the males in her life, such as Walter and George in her life, in the situation of becoming a doctor. Walter doesn’t think the money was worth her medical school and George doesn’t believe that woman should become doctors just as same thought as Walter. This supporting my claim by showing that Beneatha is always determined or yelling at her family because they are not behind, and supporting her path to achieve the dreams she has for herself. In “Raisin in the Sun” the author conveys the theme that dreams morph who you are by developing key character’s identity.