Thats it.There you are. Man say to his woman:I got me a dream. His women say: eat your eggs. Man say I got to take hold of this here world, baby! And the women will say: eat your eggs and go to work. Man say: I got to change my life, I'm choking to death, baby! And his women say Your eggs are getting cold!
Big Walter. "seems like God didn't see fit to give the black man nothing but dreams but he did give us childern to make them dreams seem worthwhile."
Get over it? What are you talking about, Ruth? Listen, I'm going to be a doctor. I'm not worried about who I'm going to marry yet if I ever get married
External Conflict (person vs person; Walter/Ruth): Their marriage has problems and they are financially strapped, having to live with the whole family. Walter complains that Ruth " couldn't be on my side" many times poor Ruth just replies," Walter please leave me alone";when he seeks her support for his idea of buying a liquor store with another man, because she is pragmatic and he is more of a dreamer.
Internal Conflict (person vs self) : Mama (Lena) is the matriarch of the family and is a strong women who struggles to maintain her belief in traditional values, which go against many of the things her children do and say . But she reminds herself of how her husband always lived for his children and how, when he was exhausted and mentally worn out, he replenished his soul at home through his joy in his children.
Internal Conflict (person vs. person): Beneatha struggles with her identity as she tries various hobbies. She wants to be able to express herself honestly, and she wishes to become a doctor and be independent. She wrestles with trying to assimilate in to a white world as she straightens her hair.