Raisin in the sun

Raisin in the sun

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  • Walter, eat your eggs...
  • Are you pregnant?
  • I spent the money on a real house.
  • Praise the lord I'm so happy!!
  • This is the opening scene. It is important to the story because it shows how Walter will not give up his dream. Hansberry says,"Eat your eggs,they gonna be cold" (Hansberry 33). This shows the start of a fight between her and Walter about his stupid ideas (his dreams).
  • The green hat
  • Scene 2 of act one- this scene shows the main conflict with Ruth and her family. Not only do they have one child they cannot support but now comes another one on the way and this starts a huge stress. Ruth says "well, I guess from all the happy faces- everybody knows"(Hansberry 57). This shows that Ruth was unhappy and scared for the future.
  • This has nothing to do with race, it's just that clybourne park has always been a white community...
  • Get out.
  • Act 2 scene 1- this was the main turning point in the story where things start to change. Walter was not happy about mama's decision. He says "So you butchered up a dream of mine-you-who always talking bout your children's dreams"(Hansberry 95). This shows Walters bitterness and betrayal towards his mother.
  • We are going to move in.
  • Act 2 scene 2- In this scene Walter finally gets what he wants, the money. Mama says" I want you to take this money and take three thousand for you and three thousand for Benetha"(Hansberry 107). This shows Mama's trust for Walter and how he finally got his wish.
  • Act 2 scene 3- in this scene, Lindner lets the Younger family down and asks them not to move in. And they get upset because it's because of their race. Walter says"Get out"(Hansberry 119). This shows that he despises Lindner.
  • Last scene- This is what the message of the whole book meant, put your family first. Walter made the right choice in moving his family in. He says "And we have decided to move into our house-because my father-my father-he earned it for us"(Hansberry 149). This displays his values for him and his family is what matters most in life.
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