The author’s mother Joy realized that she needed to make the best choices for her children and help them stay on the path for success. Joy created “ a fund that would provide equipment and training,” for paramedics to deal with, “respiratory or cardiac arrest,” something that could have saved his father's life (Wes 36). Instead of complaining about their lives she created something to prevent others from having the same fate. This shows, the type of personality the author’s mother had could have been the reason why he succeeded in life. Joy always looked out for him and she was constantly worrying about his future.
Her mom teaches Esperanza many life lessons throughout the story. The reader learns that the mom dropped out of school because she “didn't have nice clothes” (91). The mom regrets this decision as staying in school could have let her lead a better life in a wealthier place. Esperanza quickly realizes that she wants to stay in school to move out of Mango Street. This mom is also there for emotional support when Esperanza needed it.
For the meantime, I worked and still am currently working in Retail. Though I try to make the best of it and try to seek out different positions in retail that I think is a good fit for me, I just know that I was meant for something more. Recently, I got married and had a beautiful baby boy. Starting my own family really made me want to do better for myself and for them. I started rethinking my Nursing degree and decided that maybe Nursing itself isn't for me.
She also understands that his pursuit of money wasn't for self interest but to make things better for the whole family. It is also important to remember that “A Raisin in the Sun” is a play, the line “There is always something left to love. And if you ain't learned that, you ain't learned nothing” can also be interpreted as a direct address to the audience who at the time of this piece would have been predominantly white. Lena could have been seen as a voice advocating for social acceptance of black
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).
Journal 1 Response: It was very hard trying to decide on which entries to write about, until I got into Mr. William Jacobs conversation with his grandson. It’s the early 1940’s and he’s recovering from a battle injury, when his future Mother in Law dropped in to see him, and to also share some rather intimate detail about her daughter’s health. She told him that when her daughter was a little girl had an operation and the doctor at the time made a mistake, causing her never to be able to have children. Claire’s mother also inquired about his wiliness to adopt children or not. With this information he could have decided not to marry Mrs. Cooper’s daughter, but instead they should married and have children.
Lena Younger does things for her family, just for them to see that she’s really trying. Lena being the kind of woman she is, she gave walter the $6,500 that was left from the remaining of the life insurance for his liquor store. Lena puts all her faith in her children to keep them happy and satisfied. Yea, she doesn’t like the fact of the liquor store, but that is walter dream. She want them to fulfill their dreams.
The story is set in the belief that we prioritize the people we love based on the conditions and choices that come with that person. In doing so it is about wanting what is best for them even when it is not directly in sight while not holding them back but building them up. The main character’s Marie and Callie are two mothers who want the best for their children. From Marie trying to give her kids animals to give them a better childhood than the one she had. Callie is the same way but she has to deal with her son with a medical disorder/ condition that causes him to have behavioral issues very similar to a puppy.
She wistfully begins imagining a life as Mrs. Murchison where she “could be just like Ruth,” and do small jobs while her husband earns the majority of the income for the family. She asks George, “Do you believe that I could remain sane as a housewife?”, but this question is intended to be rhetorical. Bennie slowly returns to reality in her last line when she remembers that she’d be “wishing [she’d] pursued [her] dream,” and that she’d be looking into George’s “hungry eyes” day after day. This section of the monologue creates an argument for why the two are so incompatible, and shows Beneatha’s dependence on herself and her
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