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Relationship Between Beneatha And Walter

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1. How does the arrival of George Murchison change the mood of the scene?

When George Murchison arrives at the Younger’s apartment, the mood of the scene is changed to a more serious atmosphere. Beneatha and Walter were yelling odd sayings, but as soon as George walked in they stopped. Also, he changed the mood because he is very practical and told Beneatha to go change for the movies.

2. Beneatha calls George an “assimilationist.” What does she mean by that?

Beneatha calling George an “assimilationist” means that he is someone who conforms to the social norms of society. Beneatha wants to be an individual that does as she wishes, instead of being exactly like everyone else. Plus, Beneatha wants George to follow their native African culture.
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Even though Walter came home drunk, Ruth wanted to make sure that her husband was alright by offering some “hot milk” to calm his drunken state. Additionally, Walter showed his love for Ruth within one of their arguments in the scene. Walter said, "How we gets to the place where we scared to talk softness to each other. Why you think it got to be like that?” This quote shows the level of concern of Walter has when they are fighting, thus it shows his never ending love for Ruth.

4. What theme in the play is recalled to the reference to “marching roaches”? Why do you think the author put that phrase in the play at that point?

The reference of “marching roaches” showcases the theme of striving for freedom within the segregated world. The reference describes the current civil rights movement when African American marched for freedom to rise as an equal race. The author introduced this phrase in the play at this point because the Youngers family were moving into a white neighborhood and trying to be seen as equals.

5. What quality do we see in Mrs. Younger when she tells her son, “When it gets like that in life—you just got to do something different, push on out and do something
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