Walter how many times do I have to tell you that Willy Harris is a good for nothing loud mouth
But Ruth you have to understand I only need few thousand for the investment in the liquor store
And were gonna make it big we'll be rich before you know it
I hate my job, if you could even call it that I spend my days driving white people around. This is no life I am living
It is mama's money and she can do with it what she pleases
Has the check come in the mail yet?
Yes, Walter it's not our money and I would like Mama to pay for my medical school, but it's not my money.
The insurance check for Walter's father's death is due to come any day and Walter's dream is to invest the money with some friends into a liquor store. Walter is convinced it is the best possible way they can spend the money. (Act 1 Scene 1)
I have made my decision about the money I went and bought us a nice house in Clyborne Park. It's not much, but it's a place we can call ours
What about my liquor store?
Walter is going to work, but he has no motivation for any of it because he feels his dream is so close to coming true and he is just wasting away his life at this low paying job when he could be working at the liquor store making more money and having the job he truly wants.
A Raisin in the Sun by: Lorraine Hansberry
I only put down 3,000 on the house. Meaning you Walter can put half of the money in the bank for Benetha's school and you can do with the rest of the money what you choose.
Walter is excited for the check to come because he wants to spend it on the liquor store, but Ruth and Benetha remind him that it is not his money to spend it is Mama's. Walter's dream starts to destroy him and the family because he becomes obsessive over it and cares only about his dream. (Act 1)
The money have arrived and Mama went and bought a house in Clyborne Park which is an all white neighborhood Ruth couldn't be happier to get out of the apartment and Walter has the exact opposite reaction because he sees this ashim not being able to achieve his dream of getting the liquor store and having to move into a all white neighborhood. (Act 2 scene 1).
Dreams can destroy a person.
Walter finally has the money he needs to invest with Willy Harris and his other friends to get the liquor store and things are finally looking for him. First the first time his dream might actually come true. (Act 2 scene 2)