Walter Lee and her family disapproved of her becoming a doctor as it was not so common for women at the time to be doctors, Walter’s disapproval was reflected heavily when he says “Who the hell told you you had to be a doctor? If you so crazy ‘bout messing ‘round with sick people- then go be a nurse like other women- or just get married and be quiet…” (Hansberry 38) Hansberry shows with this line what the perception of women was back in the 1950’s , and how it was almost impossible for young black women to achieve their dreams, but Beneatha wanted to pursue her dream whether her education was paid by Mama’s money or not. At the end of the play when she finds out the Walter Lee lost all the money that was supposed to be saved for her future medical education. She finds herself deeply disappointed as well as sad at the fact that Walter might’ve cost her, a lifelong dream of becoming a doctor. She felt like giving up on her dream until Asagai makes her realize that her brother losing the money was just an excuse for her to no longer pursue her dream when he tells her “Your brother made a mistake and you are grateful to him so that now you can give up the ailing human race on account of it!
She is also upset because Walter is giving in to racial tension and calling Mr. Lindner back to negotiate taking money in exchange for not moving into the white neighborhood. Lena immediately snaps back and calls out Beneatha for not learning to care for her brother. In this scene Lena’s maternal instinct really shines through. Even though she is disappointed in Walters foolishness and lack of pride, she knows that Walter is at his lowest point and that persecution and ridicule will not help the situation in any way. She also understands that his pursuit of money wasn't for self interest but to make things better for the whole family.
Although people judge her for wanting to be a doctor she ignores it and doesn’t let anything, not even money prohibit her from pursuing her dream. •Mama- Mama mostly dreams of having a house in a neighborhood with a garden. With her wise perspective in the aging generation she is able to see how the world has changed to revolve around money. She hopes that her children won’t put money before family and wishes that they be the people she taught them to be. •Travis- Although Travis isn’t talked about much in the play, he is a symbol throughout the story.
With the money, Lena wants to buy a new house for the whole family to live in but everyone else in the family sees a different type of opportunity. Being the man of the household, Walter dreams of owning a liquor store and plans on using Lena’s money to do so. Walter is always after money and believes that the only way to succeed in life is with money. For example, when Walter is talking about the check, he says, “Mama, sometimes when I’m downtown and I pass them cool, quiet-looking restaurants where them white boys are sitting back and talking about things, turning deals worth millions of dollars, sometimes I see guys don’t look much older than me” (992).This shows how Walter wanted something more out of life and not just be a poor black man. Everyone in this family had dreams but no one supported each other dreams.
Now, why do parents become this way? Permissive parents usually become the way they are because they were either raised by permissive parents or “they have an exceptionally laid back attitude and take a haphazard approach to parenting”(Stephan Walton). While a child can be free of rules by permissive parents, they often tend to have bad lifestyle habits and often act as they please. Permissive parents may act more as a friend to their children, they may get the child's love but it will not get
As opposed to buying food, upgrading their house, or saving the money for later, it goes to waste at the bar and gives Angela no other option but to resort to asking charity organizations for assistance. Frank’s mom is another contributing factor in the waste of money: “There may be a lack of tea or bread in the house but Mam and Dad always manage to get the fags, the Wild Woodbines” (McCourt 138). If his parents were thinking in the best interest of their children, then they would realize that giving up some of their luxuries would be necessary. It is not fair to ask their kids to starve, and claim that they have
Junior starts to feel obligated to act like his white classmates, in an effort to become a better person than his parents ended up to be. Afraid to lose hope, he starts believing in order to achieve his dreams, he will have to act white. He starts believing only then will he get out of this ‘curse’ that seems to follow Native Americans. A repetitive outcome that Native Americans seem to always end up in. Reword general info Final thoughts on your topic that leaves a lasting impression/Connection to our society
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All the money was gone and all that remained was the house. Food was never scarce in William’s house despite the times…but something told William it was not right, although he was not aware all the freaks were gone…but not that they’ve left. Their body parts were kept in the cellar…inside the freezer…and Clint has yet to tell William supply will only last until winter. Chapter 1 Sophie has made up her mind…she was going to purchase the house sitting in the middle of the field. It was huge.