A Raisin in the Sun Project

A Raisin in the Sun Project
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  • This scene shows Ruth talking to Mama about what she should do with her money. This shows Walter believes money makes a person successful. This scene is important because it shows that Ruth has given in to Walters idea of investing.
  • "What done got into you girl? Walter Lee done finally sold you on investing" (Hansberry42).
  • "Ain't nobody business people till they go into business. Walter Lee say colored people ain't never going to start gambling on some different kinds of things in the world -investments and things"(Hansberry42).
  • This scene shows Mama talking to Walter about his liquor store. This scene is important because Mama tells Walter that Ruth is having a baby and they need the money for a home instead of a liquor store.
  • "I'am sorry bout your liquor store , son. It just wasn't the thing for us to do. That's what I want to tell you about --"(Hasnberry72).
  • "I got to go out, mama"(Hansberry 72).
  • This scene shows that Mama realizes that she and her family need to push past the hard times and move on. This quote is important because Mama's family is struggling in life and they need help from her.
  • "I-I just seen my family falling apart today... just falling to pieces in front of my eyes... We couldn't of gone on like today. We was going backwards instead of forwards -talking 'bout killing babies and wishing each other was dead ... When it gets like that in life - you just got to do something different, push on out and do something bigger"(Hasnberry94).
  • This scene shows that Beneatha understands what Mama already knows that not only are white people predjuiced towards black people, but black people sometimes discriminate against themselves too. This is important because it helps show that the Younger family has to overcome racial issues.
  • "Mama, if there are two things we, as a people, have to overcome, one is the Ku Klux Klan -- and the other is Mrs.Johnson"(Hansberry104).
  • "smart aleck" (Hansberry104).
  • This scene shows Mr. Lindner talking to Walter. This scene is important because Mr. Lindner is telling Walter that his neighborhood is more worried with what they have and how a black family might ruin it than if Walters family are good people.
  • "What do you think you are going to gain by moving into a neighborhood where you just aren't wanted and where some elements - well- people can get awful worked up when they feel that their whole way of life and everything they've ever worked for is threatened"(Hansberry119).
  • This scene shows Joseph and Beneatha talking about how people see the world. This scene is important because it shows how Benetha and Asagi see that world. It also allows the reader to see how the characters in the play are either idealists or realists.
  • "What you just said about the circle. It isn't a circle - it is simply a long line-as in geometry, you know, one that reaches into infinity. And because we cannot see the end-we can also cannot see how it changes. And it is very odd but those who see the changes-who dream, who will not give up-are called idealists...and those who see only the circle we call them the "realists"!"(Hasnberry134)
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