A Raisin in the Sun: Lena Younger (Mother)
A Raisin in the Sun Lena Younger (Mom) Lena Younger (Mother) had imagine purchasing a house with her husband and having a garden of her own; “… you should know all the dreams I had ’bout buying that house and repairing it up and making a little garden in the back-And didn’t none of it occur,” (1782 ). Mother wants to her family to stay respectful of one another and of her and wants the insurance coverage cash from her hubbies death used in a manner to help keep the household together; “I do not ‘low no yellin’ in this house, Walter Lee, and you understand it. There ain’t going to be no investing in no alcohol stores,” and” [To Walter] ain’t nobody said you wasn’t grown.
But you still in my house and my existence. And as long as you are– you you’ll talk to your wife civil,” (1794 ). Mother likewise wants to protect the memory of her husband by advising Walter of his father’s character,” [To Walter] ‘I’m waiting to hear how you be your father’s boy. Be the male he was … and I’m waiting to hear you talk like him and say we a people who offer kids life, not who ruins them. I’m waiting to see you stand up like your daddy and state we done quit one baby to poverty which we ain’t going to quit nary another one …,” [To Walter] … you are a disgrace to your dad’s memory” (1796 ).
Mother wants Walter to bring forth the values of his dad. In the end Mama mores than happy due to the fact that Walter pertains to understand why it is very important to keep the memory and worths of his dad. Walter comprehends that he requires to hand down these values to his boy as he explain to the real estate guy that they are going to move into their home; “… we are proud and that is it– this is my child, who makes the 6th generation of our family in this country, which we have actually all thought about your deal and we have chosen to move into our home since my father– my father– he made it,” (1829 ).
This ending demonstrate how Mama understood the family had difficulties of racism to deal with in their new neighbor, but that they needed to remain strong together as a household to fight it as they attempted to get a much better life of living on their own. Walter Lee Younger (son) Walter Lee has dreams to supply a better life for his household. He is annoyed with not having the ability to offer as he desires; “I’m thirty-five years old; I been married eleven years and I got a boy who oversleeps the living room– and all I got to provide him is stories about how abundant white individuals are …” (1777 ).
Walter Lee wants to use the insurance money to end up being part owner in a liquor shop, however Mother wants to use the money as deposit on a house and Walter Lee feels his dreams are destroyed; “So you butchered up a dream of mine– you– who constantly talking ’bout your kids’s dreams …” (1806 ). Walter chooses to right the incorrect of having actually the money taken from him and to not be one of the “tooken” by choosing to take the cash offered to the household to not move into the white area. That white guy is going to stroll in that door able to compose checks for more cash than we ever had,” (1826 ). In the end, Walter is humbled when his mom desires him to discuss why he wants to accept the pay off cash from the whites who don’t desire them to relocate their neighborhood. He realizes he should modest himself to teach his boy the worths his dad taught him when his mom states, “… you make him comprehend what you are doing, Walter Lee. You teach him excellent.
Like Willy Harris taught you. You reveal where our 5 generations done come to. Proceed, boy–,” (1828 ). This ending shows how black individuals, and particularly black males battle to maintain values and morals in their families as they deal not only with bigotry, but beating methods and mindsets of other blacks, like Willy Harris. Beneatha Younger (sister) Beneatha has dreams of ending up being a medical professional and deals with the obstacles of satisfying the monetary expenses of medical school.
She feels her brother does not support her dream to become a physician; “What do you want form me, Sibling– that I give up school or just drop dead, which,” (1778 ). Beneatha also wants does not wish to wed for money; “No I would not marry him [her rich buddy George] if all I felt for him was what I feel now,” (1784 ). She wishes to focus on becoming a medical professional and wait on marriage; “I’m going to be a physician. I’m not stressed over who I’m going to marry yet– If I ever get married,” (1785 ).
In the ending, Beneatha has a change of heart about marital relationship because she feel Asagai understands her and she is marveled by the concept of practicing medicine in Africa; “Mom, Asagai– asked me to marry him today and go to Africa– … To go to Africa, Mama– be a medical professional in Africa,” (1829 ). This ending for Beneatha’s character shows how she feels reenergized considering being a medical professional in Africa rather than America where she would experience less bigotry in her occupation and as a female.