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  • act 1, Scene 1
  • In this introductory scene, Walter and Benetha get into a heated argument because Ruth isn't as enthusiastic about Walters ambitions as he is. This is important because Walter is trying to buy a liqor store 
  • “Damn my eggs-Damn all the eggs that ever was”, (Hansberry 34)
  • "Eat your eggs, Walter", (Hansberry 34)
  • act 1, Scene 2
  • The Youngers finally receive the insurance money after an anticipated wait. Walter comes home to get the money for the store but Mama refuses. They argue over it and Walter learns about Ruths plans for abortion. This is a key moment because Walter has new obstacle that will affect his decision making
  • "No-it was always money, Mama.We just didn't know about it." (Hansberry 74)
  • act 2, Scene 1
  • Walter is upset that mama spent the insurance money on a house instead of the liquor store.  This is significant because the Younger family is going to have a better life, however, this means Walters ambitions are once again thrown away. These decisions made by Mama increases his alcoholism
  •  “So you buthered up a dream of mine-you-who always talking ‘bout your children’s dreams ...”(95]
  • act 2, Scene 2
  • In act 2, scene 2 Walter finally gets the money for the liquor store from Mama after seeing him go into a depression. This is important because Walter can now feel better now that he has a "job" and now feels accomplished.
  • $$ BANK $$
  • Mama said, "The rest you put in a checking account -with your name on it.", (Hansberry 107)
  • Yesss! All of it ...It's all gone...", (Hansberry 129)
  • act 2, Scene 3
  • Walter finds out that his business partner stole all the money for the store. He also lost Beneathas share of the money by using it for the store. Now all the insurance money for her medical school is no longer there. With the money gone all of her fathers, hard work has been thrown out.
  • "Mama!", (Hansberry 129)
  • In the final scene, the family decide to move , against their new neighbourhoods preference to start a new stage in all of their lives. 
  • act 3
  • "All right, honey-go on down. I be down directly",  (Hansberry 151)
  • "These people are charging by the hour, you know!", (151)
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