Big Walter was seen as “a man who loved his children”(PAGE) according to Mama. Even though he was financially unstable, he “” QUOTE. Walter was introduced as a man who cared about nothing other than his business. He had sacrificed his sister’s dream of becoming a doctor, and held the power to wipe out Mama’s dream for a better home. Walter sees the gender roles as boundaries keeping him from loosening up to his family.
This incident shows the reader that she wants to be taken seriously by her colleagues. It also displays that Hilly deeply treasures her reputation because of her reaction towards the situation. On the other hand, Aunt Alexandra has also shown the reader signs that she values her family’s reputation. In chapter 23 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Aunt Alexandra did not allow Scout to play with Walter Cunningham because of his poor background. She said, “Because-he-is-trash, that’s why you can’t play with him.
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.
In the chapter Night Women poverty forces the mother to prostitute herself in order to raise her son. She has hope that her son will be able to thrive and do well in life, so she continues with her situation even though it displeases her. She is aware of the hope for the future generation and isn’t phased by the idea of herself being hopeless, “A firefly buzzes around the room, finding him and not me” (72) This symbolizes light and hope finding the young boy instead of her and for that reason she compliant when it comes to sacrificing herself because she has hope for her child. She knows that sacrificing herself will give her son a better life. Guy from Wall of Fire Rising also uses hopes and dreams to cope or veer from reality.
Mama is a traditional and family woman. So hearing from her son that money is the answer to everything did not settle with her so well. Walter and Mama’s arguments are very similar to Linda and her husband plus her son’s conflicts. With Mama and her family being a different race, money has not come by easy. Mama grew up in a harsh time frame, when being free and having families together was all that mattered.
Reader Response: 3 “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry, is a play about a black families experience in 1950s South Side Chicago. The story revolves around what happens to the family when Lena Younger, the matriarch of the family, receives a ten thousand dollar life insurance check upon the death of her husband. Everyone from the family has different plans for what they want to do with the money. Lena Younger serves as the head of the family. She is Walter and Beneatha’s caring mother so they and Ruth call her Mama.
The remaining $3,500 was for Walter and his family. Mama made a decision that put Walter in charge of the remaining money, however she did not know that this decision might not have been the best for the Younger family. Walter was hesitant in taking the money, but Mama reassures Walter by saying, "I ain't ever stop trusting you" (Hansberry 546). This line from Mama foreshadows the possibility that Walter will not obey her and do something foolish with the money. Walter proves this foreshadowing as he is talking to Travis and says, "...your daddy's gonna make a transaction... a business transaction that's going to change our lives" (Hansberry 547).
Ashleigh was a young girl faced with a tough decision that would potentially betray the trust of one of her parents. In the short story Ashes Ashleigh had a tough time dealing with the divorce of her mother and her father. Ashleigh’s mom is a realist and her father is a dreamer which basically means her mother takes everything seriously and her father doesn’t take anything serious. Ashleigh’s father was in debt with an unknown person in the story and her mother keeps a tea pot with back up cash in it so Ashleigh’s father wants ashleigh to borrow the money without asking so he can pay the unknown person back. It was likely that Ashleigh took the money because she favored her father over her mother, she was pressured to take the money, and she acted as though she was going to take the cash.
Ben’s Mother never gives up on Ben’s education because she knows and learned from her own mistakes. She doesn 't want Ben to follow her footsteps, so Ben’s Mother makes it her life goal to make Ben treasure his education. She makes him treasure the education because she only has a third grade education and it came and bit her in the butt. Ben’s mother makes Ben education better by making him read 2 books each week and write a book report about it, But the thing is Ben’s mother doesn 't even know how to read. The result from Ben and his mother hard work payed off, when Ben got into a great college and later on became a famous world wide surgeon.
For example Mrs Rigley, a warm-hearted woman who is willing to help Elizabeth to look for Walter, with only one condition :take care of the children for her when she is away to seek help from her husband. On the contrary, Elizabeth's father clearly knows that Walter has been a trouble in his daughter's life, “I heard's got another bout on” (581), but he shows no care about Elizabeth. He might not be able to understand the bitterness of Elizabeth as he is relatively indifferent when compared to women. Besides, John Bates is also described as indifferent, just like his father Walter. When his sister Annie is making the fire, he compains “Make haste, our Annie” (584), but he just stands there and not lending a helping hand, proofing his