What Is The Dream In A Raisin In The Sun Mama's Dream

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A Raisin in the Sun’s Dream A dream is a strongly desired goal or purpose. A play that dreams are shown in, is A Raisin in the Sun. Walter, Beneatha, and Mama all demonstrate the American Dream. Walter wants to buy his own liquor store, Beneatha wants to be a doctor, and Mama wants to live in a house and be out of poverty. Walter’s dream is to own a liquor store, although other characters in the story don’t believe in his dream. For example in this quote Walter explains how Ruth shuts his dream down and does not support him. “There you are. Man say to his woman: I got me a dream. His woman say: Eat your eggs. (Sadly, but gaining in power) Man say: I got to take hold of this here world, baby! And a woman will say: Eat your eggs and go to work. (Passionately now) Man say: I got to change my…show more content…
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 . . . “ Beneatha does go to college, although the book does not specify if she did become a doctor or not because most of her college money was lost when Walter gave away all of the money. Mama’s dream was to own a house and get out of poverty. The family at first disapproved of her putting a down payment on the house. Walter was the biggest opposition because he wanted the money she used for the down payment for his liquor store. Although, later in the story when she gives him the rest of the money, he is grateful, and accepts her idea of moving into the house. The family also goes to the store and buys her gardening tools because one of her favorite things about owning a house was having a garden. “But Lord, child, you should know all the dreams I had 'bout buying that house and fixing it up and making me a little garden in the back (She waits and stops smiling) And didn't none of it happen.” This quote was before she bought a house and she was explaining to Ruth that sometimes dreams do not always come
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