Oh, hi Beneatha it’s been a minute, how have you been?
Now what’s got you so mad that you’re knocking on my door like you’re trying to wake up the dead?
Walter has lost ALL of our money.
What do you mean? He lost all the money my father had poured his blood, sweat, and tears into making, the one drop of hope we had after his death, all gone. How did Walter lose it, was he gambling. He was gambling with our lives, he threw away my families future.
Honorine answers the door annoyed and prepared to yell at whoever is knocking. However, she lowers her voice and smiles once she realizes it's Beneatha who is at the door.
I’m sure that is not true, there are still many chances for you to become a doctor.
You, don’t understand, that money was supposed to help me finish school, without it I'm nobody.
Beneatha walks past Honorine, without being invited in, and sits down on the couch. This causes Honorine to question her.
Stop it with all that I’m nobody talk. You are somebody, you’re Beneatha Younger. I know that education is very important, but you have your whole life in front of you to get a job, finish school, start a family; and even though you may not feel so now you will be happy. That’s all you will ever need. Bennie in situations like this you have got to keep faith strong and know that even if you might not believe in hm right now God will always be there for you.
Maybe I am not the bets person to talk to this about, you should talk to people who know what you're going through, your family.
Then why does it feel like I need more.
Beneatha starts to get a little angry retelling the story to Honorine so she starts to get up and pace around.
Walter lost Mama’s money, and she just wants me to move on and accept it. How could they relate to me. The two of you are more alike than you might like to think you are. You were planning on using that money to achieve your dreams and have a better life, that’s exactly what Walter was trying to do. Walter just wanted the chance for a better life and to accomplish his dreams, just like how you wanted too. Listen, I know you’re still mad at him, but he is still your older brother and you should respect him. Also take it easy on your mother. I know you believe that she is picking sides, but she is just doing whatever she can to keep your family together.
Beneatha starts to become doubtful of a successful future.
Honorine attempts to comfort Beneatha, and tries to get her to look foward to the fututre.
Honorine tries to convince Beneatha to talk to her family. She wants Beneatha to try and see thing from Mama and Walters point of view.