Walter wishes for approval and trust. Beginning with his friends, Ruth has not respected Walter’s friend choices throughout the play. Willie and Bobo are the friends; they all share the same dream. Walter asks his mother for financial support to help him chase his dream of opening up a local liquor store with his buddies. Mama puts her foot down by saying, “I don’t ‘low no yellin’ in this house, Walter Lee.
“Them houses they put up for colored in them areas way out all seem to cost twice as much as other houses. I did the best I could.” (Hansberry 2.i). This shows that Mama doesn’t care what other people in an all white neighborhood might think of her family, she only wants her family to be in a more comfortable living position. The rest of the family is afraid of what others might think of them and don’t agree with Mama’s idea of moving into the neighborhood. “ ….that for the happiness of all concerned that our Negro families are happier when they live in their own communities.” (Hansberry 2.3.65).
This also connects to the idea of foreshadowing as this idea is followed throughout the story. 2. “‘Mom frowned at me. 'You'd be destroying what makes it special' she said, 'It's the Joshua tree's struggle that gives it its beauty'”. (Walls 38) In this conversation between young Jeannette and her mother when the innocent Jeannette a proposed an idea to straighten a wind-twisted Joshua tree by planting it near their house so she could protect it from the wind and care for it like a mother.
In the memoir The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls, her parent’s values are different from hers and her siblings. Specifically, Walls remembers a time where her and her brother found a ring and their mother took it from them: “She was keeping it… to replace the wedding ring her mother had given her, the one Dad had pawned shortly after they got married. “But Mom,” I said, “that ring could get us a lot of food.” “That’s true,” Mom said, “but it could also improve my self-esteem. And at times like these, self-esteem is even more vital than food.”” (186). Obviously, Walls’ mother would rather do things for herself than provide for her children’s needs.
This causes Jeanette to feel proud of her father for worrying about her because she does not know what she is getting into by going to New York. Rex is trying to be protective but also helpful at the same time to keep his kids safe when he's not around. Rex is helpful when he finds out Jeannette can't pay for her college tuition and he wants Jeannette to have a good education, “Dad called a week later and told me to meet him at Lori's. When he arrived with Mom, he was carrying a large plastic garbage bag and had a small brown paper bag tucked under his arm. I assumed it was a bottle of booze, but then he opened the paper bag and turned it upside down.
The Proctor family practically gave her a home to stay at while she worked there. Mary worked for them, but still couldn’t believe in the decisions they’d made so Elizabeth could get out of the accusation and have herself saved. Before Elizabeth was accused Mary gave her a poppet that took her “hours” to make. Mary handed it to her as a gift, poor Elizabeth not knowing she’d be accused of witchcraft. The moment Elizabeth was accused, John immediately sought Mary for help since she was the one that gave Elizabeth the poppet.
In the kitchen window lays a potted plant, second to only family in Mama’s most prized possessions. Mama cares for the plant by feeding, watering and checking all through the day on it to make sure it was still doing well. She also does this for the family. Mama always wants the best for them and would do anything to keep them happy and well. Mama uses the plant as her fuel to always put the family first and to remember her dreams, as well as remind her family of theirs (Shmoop Editorial Team).
In A raisin in the son Walter really wants to open a liquor store to help out the family, but the family really needs a new house with the insurance money from mama. Mama doesn't want Walter to buy a liquor store because she doesn't want him to be selling beer and other alcohol, and she knows that the opening a store will take time to get good customers and the family need a better house because there
What happens when a dream is deferred into a goal? In the play A Raisin In the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, the character Walter often expresses his desire to be seen as a man. In a house filled with strong female characters, Walter feels restricted and lacking as he doesn’t express the authority the man of the house should. Many people constantly look down on him and, as a chauffeur, he makes the conclusion that it’s because of his social standing. This creates a urge from Walter to try to reach his goal of finally becoming the man of the house by opening a liquor store and economically thriving.
Life is not life without obstacles standing in our way; obstacles are what make us a better or a worse person. In a college student’s life obstacles are an everyday thing because we do not only have to worry about school, but about our homes and jobs. Maybe our mother is sick and there is no one else to take care of her, so we have to stay and help her. My barriers are not something I can fix overnight, but I am trying. My father died when I was two years old, so my mom had to take care of my younger sister and me by herself.
They also had the option of being an overworked nurse in a filthy hospital, or being a “searcher”, a person that tries to find the cause of disease in the deceased (Gale). Since these two jobs were out of the question for many, most women decided to get married. The things that a housewife would have to do depended on her husband’s occupation, but most importantly depended on keeping him happy and satisfied (Gale). For example, a shopkeeper’s wife would have to keep account of all the books and keep a stable household, while a farmer’s wife would have to run to the market to sell cheese, eggs, etc (Gale). Women in the higher classes had more free time, which was spent on things like singing, dancing, and writing letters to one another (Gale).
I played video games, yelled at my sisters, played some more video games, helped my mom out with chores, played some more video games, argued with sisters, and, surprisingly, played some more video games. After all of that, my stomach started to rumble so I decided to go get something to eat from the fridge. Arriving at the fridge, I remembered there was some spare hard boiled eggs left over from earlier in the fridge, so I decided to eat that. Now, this was when the attacked happened. I foolishly decided to microwave eggs to warm ‘em up.