A Raisin In The Sun
1. When does Act III start? What are Walter and Beneatha doing? When Asagai ar rives at the apartment or condo, how does his state of mind contrast with Walter’s and Beneatha’s? 2. How has the loss of the cash altered Beneatha’s optimism? What does she tell Asagai? What is Asagai’s action? 3. Throughout this scene, the stage directions state Walter is listening to Beneatha and Asagai talk. What is Walter’s response to their discussion? 4. How does Asagai de? ne idealists and realists?
Which group does he prefer to be associated with? 5. What alternative view of the future does Asagai use to put Beneatha’s depression in viewpoint? 6. Asagai leaves, and Walter enters the living room. How does Beneatha attack Walter? What does Walter do? 7. How is Mom’s resignation apparent in her altered physical look? Why does Mom put her plant back on the windowsill? 8. Who does Mother blame for the current scenario, and how does she strategy to handle it? 9.
Up previously, Ruth has actually been the practical one. How does she react to Mom’s resignation? 10. When Walter arrives back home, what does he state he has done? And what does Walter plan to do? 11. Describe Walter’s new view of life as being divided in between the “takers” and the “tooken.” 12. What does Mother imply when she tells Waller that if he takes Lindner’s money he will have nothing left within? 13. Beneatha states Walter is no sibling of hers. What lesson does Mama have to re mind Beneatha about? 14.
When Lindner arrives, why does Mama firmly insist that Travis stay in the room? What does she believe about Walter? 15. What does Walter inform Lindner? Why? Why does Lindner choose to interest Mother? What is her action? 16. Even though they enjoy one another and have just acted heroically, the play ends with Walter and Beneatha arguing once again. What do their actions now say about them as “heroes”? 17. What modification do both Mother and Ruth? nd in Walter? 18. What is the significance of having Mom go back to the empty house to get her plant?