Examples Of Family Relationships In A Raisin In The Sun

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Raisin in the Sun Book Report Being in close relations with family member definitely has its ups and downs. There is nothing easy about being in a close relationship with family, but to many family is the most important relationship in their lives. In the story “A Raisin in the Sun” there are many great examples of importance in family relationship just from the way they treat each other and the conversations they have. In the story, Lena Younger, Ruth Younger and Walter Younger all make it very obvious how important family relationships are. Lena Younger (Mama) is the head of the family. Since her husband died she has taken charge. In every decision she makes she shows how much she cares about her family and puts them first. After her husband unexpectedly died the dreams he had for his family were placed into her hands and sprouted from there. Lena is very caring supportive, not only of her kids and…show more content…
Although it may not seem like it all the time, there are many things he does that proves that differently. One of these many things he does, is in the beginning of the story he tells Travis, “In fact, here’s another fifty cents…Buy yourself some fruit today – or take a taxicab to school or something!” This statement is made by Walter to try and prevent their economic status from affecting his son. He wants his son to have everything that he deserves to have. Walter seems to be a very gentle, but yet tough love kinda doesn’t know what to do with his feelings type of guy. Especially towards his family. “Oh, Walter…(Softly) Honey, why can’t you stop fighting me? WALTER (Without thinking) - Who’s fighting you? Who even cares about you?” Walter was also very stressed and angry about his current situation. That doesn 't excuse it, but it shows how families have hard times and have to push through to keep the relationship going. It doesn’t excuse at all that this 100% wasn’t okay to say to
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