Throughout the play, she searches for her identity. The whole family is used to it and even annoyed as whenever he begins to talk about the insurance check or his new idea on how they could earn some great money, everyone brushes him off and tells him to stop thinking about money all the time. Have you ever observed a family where one member was so different than the all others that they seemed to stick out like a sore thumb? Make sure you done taken into account what hills and valleys he come through before he got to wherever he is. Burke's decision may have been motivated by the changing demographics of the neighborhood, but it was also influenced by. When they done good and made things easy for everybody? He is tempted to accepted an offer from Mr. There was disagreement with how it should be played, with focus on the mother or focus on the son. As she becomes more educated, it becomes increasingly hard for Beneatha to relate to the rest of her family.
There is nothing left to love. Beneatha Sands is a college student whose dreams lead to conflict in everything from her choice of major to her dating relationships, and ultimately her discovery of her own cultural identity. Lena Younger, Mama, is the protagonist of the story and the eldest Younger. Hansberry wrote the screenplay, and the film was directed by. She dates two very different men: Joseph Asagai and George Murchison. She states in Act 3, that she wants to be a doctor to help cure people like God does. Throughout the play, she has been through two boys, Asagai and George.
Shortly after, Mama slaps Beneatha and makes her declare that in her house, God still exists. Historically, this attitude gained some popularity among black Americans as they felt that no matter how long they had been in America, they could never truly call it home. Don't you see that there will be young men and women, not British soldiers then, but my own black countrymen. Beneatha begins to give up hope when she finds out that Walter did not put the other half of the money towards her schooling. In the introduction by he writes that the scene is included in print because it draws attention away from a seemingly happy ending to a more violent reality inspired by Hansberry's own experiences.
George sees himself as an American first and foremost and thinks that blacks who spend a lot of time worrying about Africa are wasting their time. Mama puts all her faith in Walter towards the end of the story by giving Walter 6,500 dollars but his responsibility failed. Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Beneatha has been through several stepping stones in her life, through boys and having to take several classes to figure out what her life should become. Ultimately, Beneatha is a kind and generous person, who seeks to become a doctor out of a desire to help people. As the monologue continues, she mocks her African boyfriend, Asagai, for holding on to his dreams for helping Africa.
Lindner who is trying to keep Walter and his family from moving into their house in an all white neighborhood. The Younger's are an African American family besieged by poverty, personal desires, and the ultimate struggle against the hateful ugliness of racism. At the end of the play, she even considers marrying Asagai and going to Africa with him to practice medicine. She is willing to challenge the expectations of society to fulfill her dream, always striving to be true to herself and her goals instead of the ideas pushed upon her by others. Neither man is actively involved in the Youngers' financial ups and downs. Although her family works hard to put her through school, she has a hard time appreciating their hard work. Beneatha began to be disappointed in Walter and also started to give up achieving her dreams.
Each woman exudes different characteristics which drives the plot in different directions, shaping the outcome of the story. In every family, each member has their own role to play. Lorraine Hansberry is the author of the play A Raisin in the Sun. Beneatha as a result, chooses not to see George Murchison anymore due to his assimilationist attitude, among other things such as him being shallow. One of the main impediments in their unity is their differing views on the world. I mean perhaps I will hold on to the substance of truth and find my way always with the right course.
George Murchison - A wealthy, African-American man who courts Beneatha. This is obvious in the way that she seems to sometimes look down on her family for not being as educated as she is. Beneatha, in the other hand, wanted to become a doctor when she got out of college and Ruth, Walter's wife, wanted to be wealthy. Important Quotes Let's look at some key quotes said by Beneatha in the play. At this time Beneatha also reveals her lack of faith in God, saying that she is sick for God getting the credit that all things the human race achieves through it's own stubborn effort, this statement upsets Mama, so much so that she slaps Beneatha across the face. Retired from working for the Holiday's family, she was waiting for her husband's insurance money to arrive.
That was the most marvelous thing in the world. As early as the first Act in the play, Walter has already. Her marriage to Walter has problems, but she hopes to rekindle their love. Walter Lee Younger - The protagonist of the play. When Beneatha was younger she witnessed her friend Rufus go sledding and crack his face open.