Oh, no he ain’t going to be getting up no earlier no such thing! It ain’t his fault that he can’t get to bed no earlier nights ’cause he got a bunch of crazy good-for-nothing clowns sitting up running their mouths in what is supposed to be his bedroom after ten o’clock at night …
That’s what you mad about, ain’t it? The things I want to talk about with my friends just couldn’t be important in your mind, could they?
Mama, this is Friday. (Gleefully) Check coming tomorrow, huh?
You get your mind off money and eat your breakfast.
Where the setting takes place in a city on the southside of town.
You know what you should do, Miss Lena? You should take yourself a trip somewhere. To Europe or South America or someplace.
Oh, child! You sound like I’m just about ready to die. Who’d go with me? What I look like wandering ’round Europe by myself?
Ruth is tired of everything that is happening and is annoyed by Walter and his actions.
Well, Lord knows, we’ve put enough rent into this here rat trap to pay for four houses by now …
“Rat trap”—yes, that’s all it is.(Smiling) I remember just as well the day me and BigWalter moved in here. We was going to set away, little by little, don’t you know, and buy a little place out in Morgan Park. We had even picked out the house.
Ruth is tired of everthing she does for the family and Walters actions on staying up late casuing her to be late to work.
Mama, you don’t understand. It’s all a matter of ideas, and God is just one idea I don’t accept. It’s not important.
*slaps her powerfully across the face* A Now—you say after me, in my mother’s house there is still God.
Ruth and MAMA talking about what to do with the money and how to spend it on things they need or just for pleasure.
Talking about how bad of a place they live in and what made MAMA wanna move in.
MAMA is mad at beneatha because the lack of god in her spirit.