Mama's American Dream

Decent Essays
During the 1950’s many people were following the “American Dream”, and when Walter Younger (son) presents his idea of making the whiskey business to his mother, she says, “there ain’t going to be no investing in no liquor stores” (Hansberry 70). Walter then continues to get Mama to let him use the money by saying “you ain’t even looked at it and you have decided-(crumbling the papers)”(71). This is showing that Mama isn’t going to allow something involving alcohol into her house, even if it means destroying her son’s dreams. When families are struggling to take care of each other, and trying their hardest to survive tough times, all they need is support from their families. Although, when Walter learns that Ruth is pregnant and is planning
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