The Raisin In The Sun Rhetorical Analysis Essay

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Top of page 144 to bottom of page 145 In pages 144 and 145 of “The Raisin in the Sun”, Walter sinks in the state of shock and despair as he makes his decision to sell the house to Mr. Linder. It also contains a dialogue passage between Beneatha and Mama, where an important message is contributed in the play. These two pages contains the preface before the final resolution took place. In the middle top section of page 144, Walter begins his act of despair, and to the other present characters, a simple act of madness. After reflecting the outcome of investing in his dream, Walter remains in shock, and sorrow hits him whenever he approaches the topic. The book dialogue describes Walter’s voice being breaking and faltering (143). This is also…show more content…
Mama’s use of language involves a series of questions such as “You feeling like you better than he is today?” or “That he wasn’t a man?” (144), which constructs an almost interrogative tone in the passage. She demonstrates unwillingness to believe Beneatha’s words as she continues to take in the situation. This is evident by asking “Yes?..Yes?” after questions (144). Mama’s tone progresses from the previous dialogue of “You- you mourning your brother?” (143). Previously she was only confused by Beneatha's comment, followed by anger. Beneatha later reveals her true thoughts of “Be on my side for once”(145). She had not complained about this before, however she was able to burst her thoughts out now because of her anger and her modern philosophy of equality. Mama uses her interrogative tone again, this time more intense because of the progression of Beneatha’s exclamation. Her questions make her voice sound powerful, as her questions have now left the specific occasion and have turned to general philosophy such as “When do you think is the time to love somebody the most? When they done good and made things easy for everybody?” (144). She felt the need to educate her children after she felt that she failed. In the end Mama uses figurative language in her speech, saying “[take] into account what hills and valleys he come through.”, which is a metaphor comparing one’s life and struggles to going
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