For Mama, she wants to provide for her family and reduce their struggles; the new house represents her dream. Similarly to Lena, Ruth wants to have a better life with Travis and Walter; the house also symbolizes this greater life for her and her family. Travis is young, and aspires to be a bus driver when he grows older. New to the time period, Beneatha dreams to change lives and become a doctor; not just marry a man like George for the money and security. Lorraine Hansberry’s play, A Raisin in the Sun, can teach readers many things through its morals and themes.
Mama’s plant in A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry is a symbol of Mama’s constant sacrifice for her children and how Mama’s children can succeed on little to nothing. Mama always provides tender care to her plant and her children and she pampers them both as much as she possibly can in order to make sure they are happy in the environment that they have been raised in. She gives everything she has and more to make sure that her children are doing well, but what she has is sometimes not nearly enough. It's very hard to be in a world full of wealth around you and not ever want that luxury for yourself, especially for the Younger
Mama wants Walter to own his own business and she wants Beneatha to finish college and be a doctor. Mam a doesn't want her kids to be chauffeur, maids or slaves. She wants the best for them and wants her family to be happy and successful.“I seen him grow thin and old before he was forty . . .
And at times like these, self-esteem is even more vital than food’” (186). By keeping the ring for herself Rose gave up the opportunity to get food for her kids. This HURT her kids because they would have to go another day without any meals. Their mother’s beliefs and selfishness hurt them by making them not fit in, live in poverty, and starve many times. Although, all of the hardships Jeannette faced helped her not have to depend on others later in life.
To conclude the stories “ Confetti Girl” and “Tortilla Sun” had a lot of tension through the narrators and their parents. The parents in both stories were being strict and had to have the last say. The narrator's were both over reacting in my opinion but to them there feelings were hurt. All in all tension rises through
Against education, Mr. Clement was furious with March teaching Prudence without his consent. This shows the White’s view on education because they think blacks are not entitled to be educated. Showing loyalty, Grace didn’t take the offer of going to work at a hospital in Georgetown because she wanted to stay with Mr. Clement. :It was so obvious, after all; her status in the household, the light tone of her skin, the resemblance
The idea of self-fulfilling prophecy displayed itself early in the twentieth century. Unions created and sealed the fate for African-Americans by not allowing them to join. African-Americans were not allowed to join unions, it was the belief that they would take a job as a replacement during a potential strike. This idea limited the number of African-Americans that were able to find suitable work. When Caucasians workers went on strike African-Americans were available to take their places in order to provide for their families.
Currently, people will start distancing themselves if they do not like what race you are. In Chopin’s story, Armand “absented himself from home; and when there, avoided [Désirée’s] presence and that of her child, without excuse”(904). Because Armand grew up thinking being black was a disgrace, his first instinct was to hate Désirée and leave her because his family name would be ruined. Armand has had a negative image on the black race all his life, not knowing he was part of it. He quickly judged Désirée harshly only because he refused to let go of that bad image.
When I hear the word empathy, the first thing that pops into my mind is my mom. Out of all the women in the world, I have been truly blessed with an amazing mom. One of the things that makes my mom so amazing, is her hunger for God and her heart for others. These two characteristics, have not gotten my mom wealth or very much success in the world’s eyes, but have helped her remember her true purpose in life: to love God and others. My mom walks out this purpose through her daily pursuit of God and sacrificial love for others.
Mama’s character is developed as a strong woman that does what is best for her family. Mama is very important to helping develop the plot because the money that she gets could change her family’s life. Mama also puts others before herself and does what is best for the family. The quote “I’m sorry about your liquor store, son. It just wasn’t the thing for is to do.”.