Raisin in the sun poster

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  • The setting begins on Chicago's South Side in a little apartment. The Younger family are inside the apartment enjoying themselves on this fine day. Walter, Ruth, and Travis are relaxing in their living room while having a pleasant conversation.
  • In this scene, Walter and Ruth are discussing the life insurance check they are receiving on Saturday for $10,000. Walter explains to Ruth his idea of investing the money in a Liquor store.
  • You see Ruth, me and Willy Harris have plans and ideas to make some money. This will help me and the family. We could be living rich baby!
  • In this scene, the Youngers receive the Insurance check the next day. Walter is already making plans for the investment in the liquor store, but Mama(the oldest of the family) will be the one deciding what to do with the money.Mama has already ruled out the investment in liquor store.
  • But you haven't even looked at it Mama! You don't even have to talk about it again.
  • There will be no investment in a liquor store. Son, you hear me? We will use this money wisely.
  • During this scene, Mama decides to buy a new house with the insurance money. The family has $6,500 left and Mama is going to give some to Beneatha for her medical school and some to Walter for his business.
  • Yes!
  • I ain't never stop trusting or loving you son.
  • You trust me like that Mama?
  • After the house purchase had been made, the Youngers are actually enjoying life. On this day, Walter's business partner Bobo arrives at the house. He explains to Walter that Willy Harris took off with their money. Walter put the rest of the insurance money, including Beneatha's school money, into the liquor store. After Mama hears this, she immediately starts striking Walter while yelling and screaming at him.
  • I haven't even gone to the bank Mama.
  • Yes! All of it.
  • You mean to tell me that you gave all of the money?
  • In the final scene, the Youngers finally move out. They have recovered from the travesty of the stolen money. Walter becomes a better father for the family.
  • Alright! Who's ready to move?
  • Definitely me.
  • Me!
  • Me!
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