Atticus responded, " 'Not in money, but before the year 's out I 'll have been paid '" (Lee 27). The Cunninghams were farmers, and would pay favors back with the crops they grew on their farm. This topic was sensitive to Walter, because he did not want the entire class to know about his financial situation, even though everyone in Maycomb already knew everyone’s business. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Novels for Students, writer Darren Felty displays his connection to the events on Scout’s first day of first grade, “[Scout] cannot understand, for instance, her young teacher 's lack of familiarity with the town families and their peculiarities, such as the Cunningham children 's poverty and pride. Later, Atticus explains to Scout that she must put herself in others ' places before judging them, one of the many lessons she learns by making mistakes” (Felty 287).
He finds his dignity and tells Mr. Lindner that his “son said we was going to move and there ain't nothin left for me to say.” (Hansberry 575). At this point the full depth of his character development is obvious; one can see that he finally turned into a respectable man that cares about his family and their pride. The events in the play changed Walter Lee by growing him into a more honorable man. He is starts to see that being respectable is worth more than be rich. When the play ends he is a man that redeemed himself by overcoming trials.
He tries to show his family, his credibility by explaining to them that he has the liquor business all planned out. He begs his family to listen to him and tries to convince them that they will no longer have to live in poverty as long as he gets the money. Later, after being discouraged, Walter’s mother Lena has a change of heart and after receiving the money Walter becomes foolish and leaves the money in the wrong hands. Walter 's dream is destroyed when his friend comes to tell him “...when I got to the train station yesterday morning—eight o’clock like we planned… Man—Willy didn 't never show up” (2, p. 979). This shows that Walter’s ambitions, passion, and stubbornness to live out his dream have backfired and have caused his family
During one specific date, Jamie breaks out with dreadful news. She has leukemia and has not been responding to treatment. This horrific announcement breaks Landon’s heart and urges him to rush to his father for help. Between the details in the movie, we should know that Landon hardly visit, nonetheless speaks to his father after leaving their family. Honestly, what person who has never visited their father wants to see him now after hearing awful news?
“Dad forgot to pick me up from school, or didn’t have enough money for the class trip…”(Pfeffer,1). This sentence describes what happened after a fight between Ashleigh’s mom and Ashleigh’s dad. Ashleigh’s dad got ahead of himself and forgot the things he had to do for his kid and left responsibility behind. “No, I just thought maybe you could borrow the money for a day or two, until I straighten my finances. Your mother will never know the difference.”(Pfeffer,4).
He realizes it is not such a bad place after all. Not only is he getting support from the community, but his dad is starting to act like a real parent. Doug doesn’t just realize Marysville is a great place, but he also has a more positive point of view on life. Even though there are still things wrong in his life, like Lil having cancer, he focuses on the positive things in life instead. When he knows Lil only has a one in four chance, he tells himself stats don’t matter, even though he made it seem like they were important earlier in the book.
After Juliets father finds Juliet frantic grief over her cousin 's death, he decides that marriage might help her recover. Juliet is told she shall meet her future husband in Saint Peters Church on Thursday morning. Since Juliet is already married to Romeo, this bit of news sends her sobbing in a ball on the floor behind the nurse. Juliet tells her father that she does not want to get married to Paris and this sends Lord Capulet into raging fury. In the text, Lord Capulet tells his daughter, “Thank me no thankings, nor proud me no prouds, But fettle your fine joints 'gainst Thursday next.
A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry and whose title was derived from the poem Harlem by Langston Hughes, is a tragic play taking place in South Side, Chicago, where it portrays the life of an African American family known as the Youngers in the 1950s. The play, A Raisin in the Sun, reflects modern thought by reconstructing the ideals of a modern family in American society through the idea of assimilation and its cause of cultural clashes, how wealth plays a role in social status, and how racial discrimination is still pervasive today even after movements that brought such changes of better equality to light. The assimilation movement that appears as the primary contender for cultural clashes within the play presents the social struggle
After transporting his patient and walking past the patient’s room again, he recognized the light was still on. So, he took the initiative to go into the patient’s room to see what he or she needed. Emilio could have continued making rounds transporting patients, but instead, he took time away from his busy schedule to respond to the patient’s needs. The patient recognized Emilio’s efforts and would soon forget the previous feelings of neglect. He made the patient feel cared for by listening and addressing the patient’s concerns.
Although the family is upheld as the most important unit in society, learned behavior and values within that group can be negatively and positively displayed. Conflicts on differences in attitudes may, therefore, develop among members of the family, but in times of crisis, each person within the family should be compassionate and act with decency toward each other. On reading the essay, “In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens” by Alice Walker she addresses many issues facing blacks in today’s society. In the essay “Just Walk on by” by Brent Staples he remembers his realization of being perceived as dangerous just because of his color, and how this also puts himself in danger. Alice addresses several concerns facing blacks in today’s society she
The school board tried to talk the incident out of what really happened, so that they can win the school budget election, but it failed. Both Philip and Miss Narwin faces major issues, Miss Narwin was asked to take a leave of absences even when a lot of people are giving her hate mails and Philip becomes stressed with his peers disapproving him. In the end, Miss Narwin resigns teaching and Philip switches to a new school where singing the anthem was allowed and in his response he said he didn’t know the
After being told no repeatedly by his mother Travis gets fifty cents for school from his father who gives him it seemingly to spite Ruth. Walter is obviously bitter with Beneatha who enters, she wants to study medicine and he think it’s a waste of the money that is coming to mama. The following day (in scene 2) the family all takes part in cleaning the apartment and they wait for the mail and the check to arrive. Beneatha’s friend from school calls and comes over. Ruth finds out she’s pregnant and accidentally says that she saw a woman doctor which confuses mama (the family doctor has been a man for quite a while).
Later on in the play, a white man named Mr. Linder bribes the family with money so they wouldn’t move into the new house but the family doesn’t take the offer.Later in act three Mama announces that they are not going to move, Ruth protests the idea. Walter called Mr. Linder and invited him to come over with his intentions to take his offer of money in exchange to not move anymore. “ (looking at his sister) we are going to do business with him.” Though this is later in the story it still goes to show Walter is still somewhat obsessed with having more money and doing what he wants with it. Mr. Linder arrives at the Youngers house and Walter is left to deal with him. Linder started to lay out contracts for Walter to sign.
Lorraine Hansberry Was born on may 19, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois. As the granddaughter of a freed slave, life was getting better for blacks. Although there was still strong stitches of racism and segregation. The Hansberry family dealt with this issue first hand. The Hansberry 's were a black family who wanted to move into a predominantly caucasian neighborhood.