In the kitchen window lays a potted plant, second to only family in Mama’s most prized possessions. Mama cares for the plant by feeding, watering and checking all through the day on it to make sure it was still doing well. She also does this for the family. Mama always wants the best for them and would do anything to keep them happy and well. Mama uses the plant as her fuel to always put the family first and to remember her dreams, as well as remind her family of theirs (Shmoop Editorial Team).
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). This proves that Mama wanted the best for her family.
She is Walter and Beneatha’s caring mother so they and Ruth call her Mama. Lena is a caring woman who loves her family. She is understanding of the problems of others, and can look past their mistakes no matter the gravity of what they've done. Even though both of her children are grown adults, she still has the motherly drive to protect them as if they were still young children. Beneatha: Love him?
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
Family is important to everyone in some way because family sticks together no matter what. The play A Raisin in the Sun is about a black family named the Youngers and the hardships they face together as a family. In A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, Ruth Younger is motivated by her family. This is shown by Ruth wanting to make her family happy, her working even though she is tired, and later when Ruth finds out there is going to be another mouth to feed. Ruth Younger is constantly worrying about her family’s well being and happiness for them.
Her dream is “to stay at home safe with Father and Mother, and help take care of the family”(140). Beth is a very responsible and caring as a little woman should be, yet while helping and taking care as she fills her mother’s place at the Hummels family, she got inflected by the scarlet fever. Beth pays the price for repressing entirely the manifestation of one’s demands; for simply being a little woman. One can see the attrition of energy in the labor to live like a little woman. One can also see the passive self-image that is actual encumbrance of the little woman as Beth describes herself “ stupid little Beth trotting about home, of no use anywhere but there” (360).
Hester Prynne, The Scarlet Letter’s protagonist, is a strong, kind, and proud yet humble woman. Through all of the struggles in her difficult lifetime, she persevered and did her best to make up for her sins. Hester raised her illegitimate child to be a wonderful, upstanding person without the help of her male counterpart. She taught Pearl the difference between right and wrong. Hester used her sin as a lesson to her daughter to learn from your mistakes, but not to let them define who you are.
Calpurnia is seen both by Atticus and the reader as more than just a housekeeper and a cook; she is a part of the family and fills in the role of a mother to Jem and Scout by helping raise them alongside Atticus. Atticus deeply cherishes Calpurnia’s efforts of taking care of the children. With her doting attitude, yet, strict disciplinary, Calpurnia treats both Scout and Jem as she would her own children. Furthermore, this following quote proves that fatherhood is indeed an arduous and burdensome role as Atticus says these following words. Without Calpurnia by his side, Atticus would have found fatherhood even more of a demanding role without a wife by his side to help support and take care of the family, as well as raise his children to grow
She not only encouraged formal education, but it is also through informal education that she teachers her children how to reject and react to any abuse they face. Her own sophisticated reactions and motivation additionally add to her significance as a role model for her children. Mary Logan is a typical mother who loves and cares for her family. Cassie really looks up to Mama.105): “My hair was too thick and long for me to do it well myself, but Mama could do it perfectly. I figured I looked my very best that way” Mary, is also a school teacher.
Hester wears clothing of poor quality, in order to provide the best for her daughter. Pearl’s happiness allows hester to be content with her life, and have hope for a better life. Her daughter’s happiness and beauty brings Hester happiness, which is greatly needed in Hester’s life. By using vivid imagery, Hawthorne conveys Pearl as a child of unwavering beauty and
Rose was a hardworking, obedient, and caring person as she helped support her family when her father lost all his money in the journey of mining. She would make lace and she would help with the family gardened. She decided to take on the role model of St. Catherine of Siena and she knew that her calling was to help the Indians and to be able to evangelize them. She had a charitable quality and wanted that to one of her focuses on life. Her family encouraged Rose to get married, but she already vowed her life to God at the age of five.
Its just one of my goals to give back to them especially my mom because of all the things she went through and wants me to be a better man when I’m older. Overall I praise my mom because she has to put up with me even though we have some bad agreements at times but at the end of the day I love her no matter what because she is doing all this for my sister and I. She is an amazing woman and I am thankful to have her as a mom because of all the things she has done for me and I hope later on when I get my degree I would make her proud. I also praise her for all the things she has overcome like the war that went on in here country, making it to the US so we could have a better life, and for being an amazing mother that I love no matter
O’Keeffe’s parents saw an artist in her early on and made sure she received the best schooling to pursue her dream. Her parents’ positivity stayed with her as she prospered as a self-supporting artist. Most of her paintings are vivid and bright because of the positivity shared with her throughout her childhood. O’Keeffe’s artwork was more feminine than most artwork in the 1920’s because there were not a lot of female artist in the beginning, but O’Keeffe helped to change that. Lastly, O’Keeffe always tried to see nature and other commonly painted objects differently, and using the Dow Method she was able to do this.
Even though this issue is at hand Mama works hard every day to water it and care for it so one day it will flourish. This plant is the metaphor representing the Younger family. Sunlight is another symbol in the stage play. The sunlight represents how little sunlight they have in their small cramped apartment Ruth asks if the new house will have more windows for the sun. this light represent life and a new hope.