Mama: This character is a static and a round character. She is the mother of Walter and Beneatha. All she’s ever wanted was a new home to pass down to Travis one day and a garden. Mama has the most responsibility, she struggles to do the right thing for each of the five members of the family. With this much pressure she wants to support the idea that Walter Lee has of investing in a liquor store, but it’s a selfish act because it wouldn’t be for the family and also considering the fact that they aren’t business people. Throughout this play Mama stays strong and that’s what makes her a static character. What makes her a round character was the moment she told Ruth that her children frighten her, this is contradicting because she dedicates her life to her children and she also struggles to instill her values to them.
OUT OF HERE!!” ( Act 3 Scene 1) Ruth just want to get out of poverty and to have a happy family. She doesn’t want to lose her opportunity to get out of the too small dilapidated apartment of which her family is forced to live in do to their lack of finances.
Ruth is willing to work day and night to move into the new house, Lena I’ll work twenty hours a day…” says Ruth. The Younger family was stuck in a tight situation when Walter lost all the money for the house including Beneatha's tuition. Ruth feels depressed when Lena makes a decision to not to move into the house, she tries to convince Lena to move in but ends up being unsuccessful. Ruth is amenable to work all to make her family move into the house with her pregnancy. Ruth talks to Lena about the liquor store even though she does not wants to, “Aint nobody a businessman till they go into business” says Ruth. Walter wants his dad's insurance money so that he can invest it in the liquor store. He convinces Ruth to talk to Lena about it as he knows that Lena would not listen to him. Ruth talks to Lena about it but Lenas answer remains the same. This shows that Ruth does not think of her self-respect but of Walter’s unreal
The Raisin in the Sun is about an African American family who live in Southside Chicago in the 1950’s. In that time period, African American families typically didn’t have nice houses, good jobs, or a lot of money. The family of five in the book live in a two-bedroom apartment with a bathroom that’s down the hallway that they have to share with other families in the building. This causes a lot of tension and issues since they can never really get away from one another. These issues help develop some of the plot in The Raisin in the Sun and develops some of the character’s personalities and how significant they are in the play. Most of the characters in A Raisin in the Sun By Lorriane Hansberry that make influence in the story. The two
It is a common experience: a woman dates a man who is rude to everyone except for her. He makes her feel special, but a few months later, he becomes an abusive, controlling boyfriend. Walter Younger from the play “A Raisin In The Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry, while not an abusive person is a milder example of this phenomenon. He is the father in a large African American family, and lives with his mother, sister, wife, and young son. His father has recently died, and his mother, Lena, receives an enormous check from their life insurance. They need this money, as they live in a small house and need to move to a larger one, but Walter wants to invest the money into opening a liquor store instead. Although the play seems to revolve around him, Walter
The 1960s was a time in which America underwent great change and development. This change instilled an optimism in some African-American citizens for the future. Despite the fact that racism was still alive in America many had hopes and dreams for a better future. In Lorraine Hansberry’s play, ‘A Raisin
Why did ruth want to abort the baby, was it because of walter and the money? In the raisin and the sun ruth was a woman who was marry to walter. Mama was happy about the money so was Ruth was also happy. When Walter got home he asked if the check came in, mamá showed him the check he was surprised he asked mama if they can start a liquor store, mama told him no, then he started to yell. At the end mamá bought a house for Travis and they moved in to the house, Walter didn’t really like it because is was a white neighborhood.
Stephen King, a famous American Author, once said, “Books and movies are like apples and oranges. They both are fruit, but taste completely different.” In other words, books and movies are relatively similar, but they are completely different at the same time. This is for sure the
In life people have ups and downs; the characters in A Raisin in the Sun experience many highs and many lows. Throughout the story there are many decisions that the characters toss around and debate. Mama, the mother of the family, receives $10,000 which is a very large sum of money for their family. It is up to Mama to decide where the money should go. The Characters in the story developed and their true desires are shown through the choices they make. The characters are faced with many obstacles and these hurdles reveal their character and help to shape the overall plot. In Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, the struggle to overcome oppression in order to actualize one’s dream is revealed through the character developement of Walter, Beneatha, and Mama.
is normal for people to share morals and how with that comes similar values (Dempsey 324). Due to the two having similar morals the grandmother deemed Red Sammy as a good man after he questioned why it was that he let the two strangers get away with what they
In the drama, A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry sheds light on the hardships a struggling black family faces. As the long awaited insurance check arrives, the family debates on how to spend the money. Walter Lee exhibits frustration over his job and
In Igbo culture, twins are an abomination and must be left to die in the evil forest after birth (Achebe 65). Although Okonkwo, the main character of Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, does not have a twin, he and Walter Lee, from A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, are similar characters who have similar experiences. Both Okonkwo and Walter feel pressure from society to be someone, but on their journey of becoming the ideal person, both lose something important like reputation or morality and eventually fall apart.
Ruth’s dream is to improve her family’s lifestyle and move into a house where she can raise Travis and the new baby. To realize her dreams she should not put everyone else’s wants and needs in front of hers all of the time. She should express her feelings more often so that her family will listen and help her to reach her goals. The play supports this view by showing how Ruth often neglects her feelings and pays great attention to her family’s feelings, wants, and needs.
Mohammad Saifan Raisin in the Sun Analysis What makes a person make a good choice or a bad choice? What influences that person? Is it the people around that person? These are all questions to wonder about, and in the end of the script it is all answered. Walter in “A Raisin
Ruth is a very strong woman with morals and a belief in God. Ruth loves her husband and her son and does her very best to take care of them. She is always putting the needs and desires of her family above her own. Ruth has always been supportive of Walter, but recently they have not been communicating well. Ruth tries to convince Mama to allow Walter the chance to invest in the liquor store by saying, “something is happening