He feels that every dream he has had has been taken away from him, either by bad timing or by the white man in general. Ruth, on the other hand, has never had any other dream except to keep her family together and in working order, and now that is falling apart. Willy Harris was what festered like a sore and then ran away. He annoyed Walter Lee for money, causing Walter Lee to do the same but to his family. Mama was tired of listening about Walter Lee wanting to invest in a liquor store.
Lastly, Hughes asks "or does it explode" (Hughes 1024). This means that dreams that are dead will destroy a person life. Langston Hughes shows the importance of dreams and how those dreams that are ripped away can kill someone’s sole. These make a strong image to create a depiction of a sad outcome for a person wanting to see only the good in life but left with a gram future of dispassion. Hughes' stories explain many of the problems that African Americans faced during this era in United States history, ranging from bias racism to a general depression that comes from breaking down minorities.
The importance of this is significant in their relationship; “As traditionally presented, her move to help Nora by marrying Krogstad makes her look noble… in turn, strengthens the relationship between her and Nora” (Benedict “A Doll’s House”) This courageous move by Mrs. Linde is helpful to Nora, but is still outside of societal norm. She marries Krogstad so quickly and without much thought. Most marriages in the 1800’s were built on the woman trusting the man to provide for the family, but Krogstad couldn’t do that. In
Although that’s what men are supposed to do, Walter didn’t do his job too well. In the middle of the play we find out that Ruth is pregnant. When Ruth tries to tell Walter however he does not want to listen to her because he is too upset about his liquor store dream not coming true. Walter does not act like a man when his mother tells his no on the liquor store. He decides to leave and scream and show everybody he is upset he did not get what he wanted.
Lena (Mama) is Walter’s mother and is very concerned about her family. She tries to keep things held together despite all of the happenings. Mama’s husband had just recently died so times seemed to be even harder. They all live in a small apartment when living space is very confined (Hansberry 1731). They all have dreams in which they are trying to obtain, but other members of the family seem to hold back each other from obtaining them (Decker).
It slowly progressed into the machine people think of today. The creation of the sewing machine began in 1790. Thomas Saint created a mac... ... middle of paper ... ... machine, sewing is fun and handy. This skill lasts with a person her entire life and is useful in many different situations. Being able to make anything imaginable is fantastic.
I guess maybe I better go on and do what I started… I guess I just didn’t realize how bad things was with us… I guess I just didn’t realize.”(87) Ruth is going to destroy this baby because she feels that she and Walter just do not have enough money to support another family member, and feels that she and Walter will only bring the baby into a world of fighting. Beneatha also has influence on Ruth’s decision by asking, “… where is he going to live? On the roof?”(58). Beneatha feels that if Ruth has another baby it would just complicate the living situation, which is strenuous enough as it is. Later, even with all of this negative energy, Ruth comes to realize that she should not take the life of her baby and decides to keep it.
One of the first ideas mentioned in this play, A Raisin In the Sun, is about money. The Younger's end up with no money because of Walter's obsession with it. When Walter decides not to take the extra money he is offered it helps prove Hansberry's theme. Her theme is that money can't buy happiness. This can be seen in Walter's actions throughout the play.
It is obvious that Walter is somewhat ignorant to the necessities of everybody else in his family but his child (Washington 1). Walter was not the only one in that house who was already making plans for that money. His sister Beneatha was also making plans in spending that money on her medical degree; this lead to a problem between Walter and his sister Beneatha. Walter in a selfish manner was trying to manipulate his mother in order to make her feel sorry for him and gi...
Part A: One striking aspect in “A Raisin in the Sun” was in Act II Scene III, when Bobo gives Walter the news that Willy went off with the money for the liquor business. I honestly did not think that would happen. I respected Willy to be one of Walter’s good friends. I thought they would invest in the liquor business together and make good money. I was in total disbelief when Bobo announced the bad news.