Perhaps the biggest difference between the play and the film in this scene involves dialogue. Much of the dialogue is rephrased and not said as the author has written it in the play. And also, some of the dialogue from the original text is deleted, however, new dialogue is added. And also, unlike the film, a lot of the actions the author has described in the play did not happen in the film. Such as, on page 91 as Ruth says “Praise God!” the author describes that she raises both arms classically, and as she tells Walter Lee to be glad, the author describes she has laid her hands on his shoulders, but he shakes himself free of her roughly, without turning to face her, these actions did not happen in the film.
Ruth was emotionally abandoned she wanted someone to return the love she had been giving out. The mere idea of her having to go the rest of her life in that state frightened her. If she was emotionally supported by her husband she would have been happier. This shows that her mental state shows abandonment of women.
Ruth led a life broken in two. Her later life consists of the large family she creates with the two men she marries, and her awkwardness of living between two racial cultures. She kept her earlier life a secret from her children, for she did not wish to revisit her past by explaining her precedent years. Once he uncovered Ruth 's earlier life, James could define his identity by the truth of Ruth 's pain, through the relations she left behind and then by the experiences James endured within the family she created. As her son, James could not truly understand himself until he uncovered the truth within the halves of his mother 's life, thus completing the mold of his own
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.
There was only one good thing that Ruth took away from her father; She needed to be strict with her children about their education, but still loving at the same time. This parenting style became a part of Ruth, and shaped her identity of how to act as a mother and a member of society. Tateh was a terrible and hypocritical father, but he did help shape Ruth’s identity by showing her all of his flaws.
As a child Ruth suffered extreme measures of disapproval from her father, Fishel Shilsky. Playing a tyrannical figure in her life, her father mistreated his wife and three kids regularly. He was the despot of the household that made every day living hell for everyone. She says, “I dreaded him and was relieved anytime he left the house...and even now I don’t want to be around anyone who is domineering or
Throughout the whole novel, Ruth is a tough and brave woman, yet she has a big
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.
Although she is happy with mama’s decision to buy a house, Ruth is more concerned with receiving the affection of her husband and keeping him happy than the consequences or the moral implications his decisions will have. Ruth maintains the apartment they live in and most of the time, goes along with whatever Walter says. This is where Ruth and Mama differ; Mama wants Walter to be happy but not at the cost of doing something morally wrong, Ruth will do whatever it takes to make Walter happy. We see this when Ruth is contemplating having an abortion in order not to complicate living arrangements in the apartment and to allow Walter the financial means to pursue his goals. She also intends to keep it from Walter so spare him the burden of having to make a decision like that. When Mama find out about the abortion, she is appalled and says, “…we a people who give children life, not who destroys them.” Mama also succeeds in expressing her rich values and nurturing nature in Act III, Scene Three, when it is discovered that Walter has lost the remainder of the insurance money when his liquor store investment partner disappears with the money. Beneatha goes into a rage and openly expresses her hatred and contempt for her brother, and says, “He’s no brother of mine.”(Hansbury 3.3)
The Book of Ruth Ruth is a story about loyalty, love, and faith. The simple love story
Another factor that influences my interpretation of Ruth, is economics. Nadar’s interpretation of Ruth is that she is a survivor and a positive role model for underprivileged women and widowers. I do not disagree that she is a survivor, but I do believe Ruth was exploited by working the land and becoming the reproductive means for Boaz and Naomi’s economic profit. Yee talks about Ruth’s desperate act of trying to have sex with Boaz as a way to lock him down for economic security. She states “Whether or not Ruth and Boaz had sex that fateful night should not distract us from the economic urgency that compelled Ruth the foreigner to go to the threshing floor in the first place,” (20). Yee and I completely agree with Katherine Sakenfeld when she states “No woman should have to do something so socially unacceptable in Israelite culture… in order to put food on her family’s table for the longer term. This is not a slightly adventurous tryst. It is a desperate act by a desperate person,”
Ruth Younger was one of the few things that kept Walter sane and their apartment intact, she kept up the apartment and remains emotionally strong throughout the play, “goodbye misery! I don’t ever want to see your ugly face again”. A character from “Death of a Salesmen” that is almost identical to Ruth is Linda Loman. Linda nurtured a hurting family all those times when Willy’s misguided attempts at success miserably failed. She too held together her family with her emotional strength, without her Willy would have broken long before he did in the play. Linda was the one that kept a cool head in heavy situations, when everyone was freaking out she was the one to bring them down to earth. These two women played a huge role in keeping their family together; they knew when the tough times came they were the ones who needed to stay strong.
First, Ruth, is one of the women in the house who changes Walter’s decisions in the story. Her relationship towards him is poor. Ruth nags at the beginning, saying “Eat your eggs Walter” (Hansberry 34). This angers him because she repeats it multiple times throughout, not understanding him, showing their strained relationship. Ruth is also shown to not be on Walter’s side on multiple occasions. For example, when Walter finds out that Mama spent the money on a new house, he does not like it. Ruth however is not feeling the same way as him, and tells him “Walter honey, be glad” (Hansberry 92). Ruth tells Walter to be glad, because their views are different. Ruth thinks this was beneficial to the family, yet Walter does not. This hurts Walter throughout the story as he feels alone with no one on his side. Walter know this when he says “Cause ain’t nobody with Me! Not even my own mother!” (Hansberry 85). Since he is alone, and believes no one cares about him, he tries to fix his own mistake when he decides he will get more money saying, “That White man is going to walk in that door all to write checks for more money than we ever had.” (Hansberry 143). Ruth does not like Walter’s idea, but he does not care as no one is on his side, which disappoints Ruth.
As we stood there being praised for our accomplishments, I locked eyes with my wife, neither of us knowing what the reaction would be to being reunited, there was a sense of fear and confusion. What would happen once reunited? Do I embrace her, do I hug my kids and ignore she was even there? As I approached my family I became filled with a feeling that I could not ignore. Love, that was the feeling, regardless of all the drama and heartache that was endured, we embraced. Addressing the situation face to face could now be a priority. Counseling was the first step in the healing process, though I still had doubts, I loved her and was willing to try anything to identify if the marriage was worth saving. During these sessions and continued therapy, we discovered a potential cause for her actions. My wife was with diagnosed Borderline personality disorder, this disorder, though not an excuse, at least it provided an understanding of what she was going through when I was