Walter dreams of becoming wealthy and providing for his family as the rich people he drives around do. He often frames this dream in terms of his family—he wants to give them what he has never had. He feels like a slave to his family’s economic hardship. His dream has been deferred by his poverty and inability to find decent employment. He attributes his lack of job prospects to racism, a claim that may be partially true but that is also a crutch.
Mama is always hoping that the plant will pull through and survive. She feels the same way for her family. She hopes that they will be able to move into a new house with a garden and live a better life. “ …Big Walter used to say, he’d get right wet in the eyes sometimes, lean his head back with the water standing in his eyes and say, ‘Seem like God didn’t see fit to give the black man nothing but dreams – but He did give us children to make them dreams seem worth while. ’”(Act 1, Scene 1; 47).
As he progresses through the story he starts to get more and more “manly” and acts more like a man. In the beginning of the story Walter is very disappointed with the life he and his family are living. He is all depressed due to the fact that the household is run by women which gives him perception that he is failing the general idea of being a man. There are many stereotypes of men that are true and false. Some of these would be that a man has to be the worker in the family or men have to make the most money.
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
This is reinforced every time he tells his son Luis how much he loves him and cares about him throughout their little time together. Carlos Galindo is conflicted about purchasing a truck from his friend Blasco because he knows it will provide new opportunities for him and his son but he also knows that he has no driver’s license and he could risk losing everything. His conflicted state of mind reveals the high load of
According to Mama, Travis needs to see a real man who will defend his family in time of hardships, and not a man who craves only money. Mama is determined that family values will touch and transform Walter into a different man, as shown by her yearning where she tries to persuade him. Towards the end of the play, Walter eventually achieves a sense of masculinity by rejecting
Walter was introduced as a man who cared about nothing other than his business. He had sacrificed his sister’s dream of becoming a doctor, and held the power to wipe out Mama’s dream for a better home. Walter sees the gender roles as boundaries keeping him from loosening up to his family. He is given the insight that men must be powerful, wealthy, and demanding for them to truly be the head of the household. However, Walter sees past these gender roles, and not only challenges these rigid roles, but he also regains his family’s trust along the
A mature or an experienced partner will surely give right suggestion about your work or help you to make decisions. However, opposing viewers hold the idea that Erin should care more about her husband instead of focus on her job, she ought to stay home, take care everything in house, which like the old days in 1970’s China and America. She is a teacher with no
Her main goal was to use the insurance money that she got to help provide her family with something. Mama’s chances of reaching this goal is very high since she ultimately did. Readers can learn hat Mama mainly bases her actions and thoughts on helping her loved ones and will try to do anything to make them
He was one of those men that dreamt for many things but never really worked hard enough to actually earn them. He mentioned many times that he wanted to be able to provide for his family as his late father had done for them. Throughout the play he mostly complained about receiving the money that was never his to begin with. The money wasn’t well earned and it created tension and conflict between the family. As the article says, “The American dream is the ideal that the government should protect each person’s opportunity to pursue their own idea of happiness,” (Amadeo).
If your parents are encouraging you to do better, you will do better. If they are not encouraging, more than likely you won’t take education seriously. I see many of my cousins and my god sisters skip this achievement gap because of their living environments. As for the other half of my cousins, they are a part of this achievement gap because of the broken homes they come from.
They are trying to improve their situation and make themselves better in the process. They strive for a better career and life in general, just like Enrique and other immigrants. Enrique wanted to find his mother who had moved to America without him years earlier. She was searching for a better life for him.
In the book “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hanberry, the two characters that influence the plot the most are Walter and Beneatha. Walter Younger is tied up with too much, there is a very big check to come in the mail that the whole family is more than excited for, but the thing about the check is that every member in the family has their own opinion of what they think should be down with the check and its stressing everybody out, especially Walter. Although the check is Mamas, everybody wants the check for themselves and some of them believe that the check is all Mamas and that she should decide what should be done with her check. One of the main conflicts of this story must do with Walter because he is becoming out of control with this check. The thing that Walter does to try and make himself feel better is that he goes out and drinks because of his stress and he also doesn’t know what to do ever since Ruth told him about the baby and what she’s planning on doing