However, Ruth's fainting at the end of this scene is proof that she really does require medical attention. They believe that they can succeed if they stick together as a family and resolve to defer their dreams no longer. The film dealt with racial issues. No, I believe that the themes in a Raisin in the Sun are timeless. In the end, their mistrust is warranted as Bobo has to be the bearer of bad news- Willy runs away … with Walter and Beneatha's money and does not make good on his promises. Subsequently, she receives a marriage proposal from her Nigerian boyfriend, Joseph Asagai, who wants Beneatha to get a medical degree and move to Africa with him Beneatha does not make her choice before the end of the play.
She reveals information that Ruth is pregnant and may abort the fetus. Twenty-eight years later, Fiedler portrayed the same character in a remake of the story; in a play-for-television, which starred Danny Glover and Esther Rolle, and was directed by Bill Duke. Thusly, the living conditions are, indeed, livable, but not enjoyable. . Each of the adult members of the family has an idea as to what he or she would like to do with this money. I don't want that on my ledger A religious woman, Mama is referring to the book of checks and balances that she believes is kept in Heaven, listing all the good and all the bad that a person does while on earth. Because of her religious convictions against liquor drinking, Mama is uninterested in Walter's dream of getting rich quickly with this scheme.
This house is in Clybourne Park, an entirely white neighborhood. In the meantime, Beneatha rejects her suitor, George Murchison, whom she believes to be shallow and blind to the problems of race. The most ironic scene is when Mr. It is neither for the land, nor yet for the dunghill, but men cast it out. He then fears that he has broken the trust of his family by spending all the money they got from Walter's life insurance policy.
Walter leaves for his chauffeur's job, and Travis leaves for school. Beneatha is a college student who will require a considerable amount of money for medical school, but the reader wonders if Beneatha's dream for her future is more important than Walter's. When Walter expresses a desire to have the insurance money in order to invest in a business venture, he makes sense — even in his argument with Beneatha. Walter Lee transforms into a mature man of pride and miraculously tells Lindner that his family cannot be bought. Ruth prepares for her job as a cleaning woman as Mama reprimands Beneatha about her fresh talk.
Or crust and sugar over— like a syrupy sweet? A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansbury, takes place in a small, battered apartment in an all-black neighborhood in Chicago. So I grabbed the opportunity to check out the video from the library. He storms out of the house, seeking the two men with whom he plans to do business and also to complain about his job. Mama makes it clear that part of the check will go toward Beneatha's education in medical school. In the play,some characters are seen as drying up, while atthe same time Walter is about to explode if hisdreams are deferred any longer.
This leaves the Younger family forlorn and destitute. The Younger family is in favor of George because they believe his money will help her and themselves. The most educated member of the Younger family, Beneatha is not afraid to butt heads with Mama, Walter, and others when it comes to her opinions on religion, feminism, and racial assimilation. This scene also shows Mama's strength as head of her household. These subjects were generally taboo. Plot Overview A Raisin in the Sun portrays a few weeks in the life of the Youngers, an African-American family living on the South Side of Chicago in the 1950s. Walter decides to call Mr.
Travis sleeps on the living room couch. Travis never knows that Walter cannot afford to give him the money. During this era, Chicago wasstrictly divided by race and segregation. She is courted by two men: the first boy, George Murchison, is a wealthy Negro concerned with appearances and material, while the second, Joseph Asagai, is a native African that inspires her intellectually and spiritually. The day will never come. Mama meanswhile suspects Ruth to be pregnant. There is a parallel between the way in which the white citizens of Clybourne Park and the black citizens of inner Chicago segregate themselves and live within their own racial group Update this section! It combines drama with humor with admirable balance.
As far as we can tell, Beneatha has been given every opportunity to develop her potential. This play transcends race and addresses universal issues. He is obsessed with money and constantly feels as if the world is against him, especially his wife and mother. She also wishes that her family members were not so interested in joining the white world. And the want to improve the lives of ourselves and our family a … re something we all think about all the time. These were highly touch subjects, and establishment directors and producers did not want to raise the ire of the Decency Leagues who also were out combatting comic books! In Raisin, not only does Walter give Travis the fifty cents that he has requested, but Walter throws in an additional fifty cents — none of which he can afford.