Asagai is Proud of being African and he hopes to return to Nigeria to make positive changes there. He tries to teach her about her heritage. He is absolutely different from George Murchison, her other suitor, who is a proud African-American guy. He has succeeded in life by being absorbed in the whites ' world. Asagai persuades Beneatha to cut her straightened hair to have a more African look.
Not to mention, Beneatha is saying that she does not have faith in God and relies on herself, express that she is independent , and does not need God to solve all her problems or do the work that she has to do. When Beneatha expresses her dislike for God Mama beliefs God has an important role in her life accordingly, God should be more salient in her life.
Beneatha wants to become doctor, and she does not give up on her dream, even though the world around her does not think that a black woman can practice medicine. Despite the Younger family’s financial state, Beneatha’s taken multiply different lessons including guitar and horseback riding lessons. After, Beneatha talks with Asagai she starts listening to tribal music and starts dancing around the apartment with a drunk Walter. Beneatha’s not the most important character in the play, the play could go on without her, she causes problems with the family. She fights with Walter at the beginning of the play about her schooling and that fight turns into an argument about the cost of school.
When Beneatha finds out about this she isn't happy and it makes her realized how much money can get in the way and break families apart. Overall, Beneatha’s education throughout the play isn't valued like you see in other situations and that really shapes her as a
This makes her try harder and makes her change the way she thinks. Hansberry makes the characters have a tough life so when they achieve what they want, it’s a greater reward than someone who had an easy life.The main reason Beneatha changed so much during this play because of how people treated her. Beneath goes through major changes in the play. One of the main reason she does is because of Asagia. Asagia is a friend of Beneatha and is from Nigeria.
They have different ways of doing what they want to obtain their dreams. However, their dreams are very similar to each other’s. Walter wants to make his life and his family’s life better while Beneatha wants to make everyone’s lives better. It is just getting to their dreams overlap each other’s and cause tension between the siblings that make it a challenge during their everyday lives. This could also show a good example on what could happen to any siblings when one gets more than the other or if they want to do the same thing and the family are not able to give it to both or
She is a very religious lady who believes God has a plan for their lives. While encouraging Beneatha she says, “Course you going to be a doctor, honey, God willing” (50). Mama realizes that God is the one who really controls their lives, and in the end it comes down to whether he wants Beneatha to be a doctor or not. When Beneatha replies by saying God has no control over it and He simply does not need to be recognized in her choice, Mama becomes heated. She forces Beneatha to say, “In my mother’s house there is still God” (51).
Beneatha is powerful for turning down George, an educated man with a much richer family than hers, but she is progressive for choosing her happiness over wealth. Beneatha Younger is a dynamic character with a personality fit for the twenty-first century. This monologue embodies her spirit as an opponent of stereotypes set for her, and her denial of assimilation. She clearly knows what she wants and how she’s going to get it, and this conversation with George is another step on her path to becoming a successful
In her play Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry depicts the intellectual and charming Asagai as a better suitor for Beneatha as compared to the wealthy assimilationist George, thus suggesting that money is not as important as having a healthy relationship, which can influence self identity. After the chaos with Ruth fainting, Asagai calls Beneatha and tells her he just got back from Africa, prompting her to invite him over. Mama claims that the house is too messy to have guests, but Beneatha argues, “‘Asagai doesn’t care how houses look, Mama- he’s an intellectual’” (56). Beneatha refers to the African student, Asagai, as an “intellectual” because of his broad passion and love of learning. She also calls him an “intellectual” because of how she sees him, as not only a prospective suitor but as someone with whom she can discuss her heritage and Africa.