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
As a result, Walter wanted to make good use of that money to not ruin his father’s legacy. In Walter’s mind, good use of that money was to buy the liquor store and help his family escape their economic status. However, since the money is gone, so are Walter’s hopes and
Here son- (page 12)”. This quote explains the evidence because it shows that Walter totally disrespected Ruth’s words by giving his son money. Not only did he give Travis the amount of money he wanted but, he gave him more. This made Ruth very upset because she felt like whatever she said it went through Walter’s left ear and out the right. Walter just
Imagery portrays the image that the tree and family are connected by similar trails and burdens. Her uses of metaphor, diction, tone, onomatopoeia, and alliteration shows how passionate and personal her and her mother’s connection is with this tree and how it holds them together. There is a difficult decision ahead the mother and daughter both analyze the advantages and disadvantages to cutting down this tree. They have a dispute (line1) and “talk slowly, trying in a difficult time to be wise” (line 10). Using
Walter is a man of many comments but a good quote to represent what his two cents might sound like can be found in act one scene one in the playwright A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry. Walter says to Ruth: “Just for a second-stirring them eggs. It’s gone now-just for a second it was-you looked real young again. It’s gone now-you look like yourself again.” He feels it is necessary that he puts others down and raises himself up, most likely because of his lack of achievement. Full of ideas and constantly searching for money Walter exclaims to Ruth in act one scene one “Man say to his woman: I got me a dream.
You the head of the family. You run our lives like you want to. It was your money and you did what you wanted to do with it”. Walters words and actions in this scene is very melodramatic, he is thinking of himself and how it only affects him with what the money was used for. Mama was very saddened by what Walter had said to her; it ended the scene with Mama saying, “Walter Lee”.
Unfortunately, when he finds out that his mother had spent part of the money, he is devastated, so to make him feel better, Mama gives Walter 6,500 dollars to use for his own discretion. This decision, in turn, drastically changes Walter’s mood from negative, drunk, and rude to more positive, sober, and believing that his dream could actually become a reality. Previous to this decision, Walter’s emotional state would repeatedly change from angry to upset. He would constantly escalate a situation in order to create an argument. For example, after George Murchison’s departure from the Younger house, he calls Walter, “Prometheus” (86).
Both protagonists believe in their dreams, and have high hopes for the future. In the play, Walter’s mother receives a paycheck due to her husband passing, and is unsure of what she should do with it. Walter Lee fantasizes about this money, believing he would become rich once that money was invested into business. However, these fantasies come into conflict with Mama’s when she buys a house with some of the money. The poem’s protagonist also recalls to