Raisin In The Sun Motivation

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In the book, A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, the Youngers, a working-class black family struggle against economic hardship and racial prejudice. As the book advances, the Youngers clash over their competing hopes for the family. Payments become taken advantage of, and people begin to give up on eachother, but not Mama, when she counts on hope to help. Hope is almost like a feeling of trust, and the Younger Family tries to sustain a strong family by looking for hope and fulfill their separate dreams. Hope is the last thing the Youngers have left to get to where they want to be, and hope gives them a reason to believe their dreams are able to be attained. Some readers feel that money is more significant because it determines motivation…show more content…
Money is being used within a small quantity, and there are no current problems revolving around it, currently. Carfare is something they are both very used to hearing. They tease about it, but they also both assume there would be no problems connecting with their transportation. Money is a motivator to cut the conversation when it’s about to get bad, as Walter had an excuse to leave the room to catch a taxi. As Mama and her son, Walter ‘debate’ about what’s really most important in life, Mama quietly says to Walter, “So now it’s life. Money is life. Once upon a time freedom used to be life- now it’s money. I guess the world really do change…”(Hansberry 74). Walter is arguing that his point of view about things haven’t changed, and Mama tells him about what was important back when she was young. Money is represented as a symbol of happiness for everyone who has not seen what money can buy, and how it can ‘make or break’ someone’s life. It shows success because of the income Walter has provided for the family, and he has been working hard to get them to where they need to be. However, Walter loses the thousands of dollars that he had earned for the family, and money does not
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