As the play progresses, Walter exhibits more and more selfishness which is revealed when he belittles his sister about becoming a doctor. His response is “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...” (1.1. 346-348). He believes that his dreams of becoming a business are more important than Beneatha’s dream to become a doctor.Walter also exemplifies greed when he says, “No-- it was always money, Mama.
In Lorraine Hansberry 's play, A Raisin in the Sun; we watch the character, Beneatha, struggle with what society expects out of her, and what she expects out of her life. But more importantly, we watch the struggle of her finding her identity while pursuing the dream of becoming a doctor. Will she win the battle or will her dream become deferred? In this world, knowing one 's identity is probably the most important thing valued. When a person knows who they are, they know what they want for themselves and what they are actually made of.
Jody controlled major aspects of Janie’s life, such as her appearance, when he forces her to keep her hair up. Janie does not like that Jody feels the need to control her: “This business of the head-rag irked her endlessly. But Jody was set on it...that was because Joe never told Janie how jealous he was” (Hurston 55). Janie goes along with Jody’s requests for a while before she realizes what he is doing to her. Jody needed to have complete dominance of everything in Janie’s life to be content with their relationship, and when Janie had different opinions than his, this caused problems in their relationship.
As Ying 's story, she wanted to become a lawyer because she was following her parents believes. In future when she will become a lawyer, she will blame her parents for being such unhappy person. She will think that she should be happier as a Gardner. As for me, I chose to become a doctor hygienist when I had graduated from high school. Unfortunately, winds don 't blow as the vessels wish.
She shows that she knows that hey forbid her from writing, but it is the only way that she knows she will get better. Even though she will well aware that her husband, sister and doctor find it a un- likely cure and are against it. We are also to that the narrator tries to cope with her problems as well. Unlike John, who simply ignores his obstacles, the narrator descends into a sense of imagination to help mentally heal herself. The narrator becomes almost compulsively obsessed with the idea of freeing the women behind the bars of the yellow wallpaper.
At times, the tone is sarcastic and it is critical due to the characters ' dialogue. Beneatha and Walter are constantly bickering because Walter believes Beneatha 's life long dream of being a doctor is not even nearly possible. He often crushes her dream by telling her to become a nurse, which is more likely to be possible. Otherwise, Beneatha criticizes Walter 's because he wants to start off his business career by opening up a liquor store. The tone is sarcastic and realistic during most of the play especially when family members bicker.
She ended up giving up on these magazine beauty advice, including other advice that her friends would suggest to her such as tape, make-your-own-crease glue, and sang ka pul. Chung tried it all, except the sang ka pul because she was afraid of the surgery. Her mother continuously brought up the question about whether or not she wanted to get the sang ka pul, but every time she brought it up, Chung always said no. Chung didn’t understand why her mother couldn’t accept her without creased eyes. In the end, she had realized that “He looks at the heart, and that it really doesn’t matter how a person looks” (107).
The Younger’s are a family filled with headstrong characters, who break society 's barriers. Bennie is one of the few women who want to a doctor, which is not common at this time. Most people tell her that she should just become a nurse like most women and save her family money by not going to medical school. However, Bennie knows what she wants to do and will not let people stop her. A women is filled with strength when she adjust to many things in life and has overcome more (22).
Dreams are one of the most important concepts of the play. In A Raisin in the Sun, all 5 characters, Ruth, Walter, Mama, Travis, and Benethea have individual dreams which they crave to achieve. Ruth desires to make her family happy, Walter dreams of getting out of the poor social class, Beneatha wants to become a doctor, and Mama dreams of a house with a garden. The characters struggle obtaining these dreams due to financial circumstances. The author, Lorraine Hansberry describes their dreams as “dried up” like a raisin in the sun.
The idea of a feminist narrator sets the template for a radical and forward-thinking novel. Gilman has claimed she wrote "TYW" to "Save people from being turned crazy" by the treatment of Mitchell and his peers. But just taking that as gospel would be foolish as there is far more contextual inspiration for the novel then just this. Gilman was raised by strong and rebellious female figures including her aunt Catherine Beecher who was the founder of the Hartford Female Seminary and her aunt Isabella who was a dedicated suffragist. Due to the absence of her father, Charlotte "learned early to question the sanctity of the home, the 'domestic mythology ' and the role assigned to women '.