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A Raisin in the Sun
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Who wrote "A Raisin in the Sun"?
the poem "Harlem" by Langston Hughes- "What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?"
Walter has the great American dream to be successful but with absence of money and the oppression against African Americans his dream dries up like a raisin in the sun
explain the title of "A Raisin in the Sun"
South Side of Chicago
name of family
Her husband, Mr. Younger died and he had a life insurance policy
how much money did Lena receive and why?
buy a house
what does (Mom) Lena want to do with the money?
invest in a liquor store with his friends
what does Walter Lee want to do with the money?
buy a house so she can provide better opportunities for her son
what does Ruth want to do with the money?
pay for medical school tuition
what does Beneatha want to do with the money?
her family should not mix so much with the white world, instead look to the past to Africa
what does Beneatha believe about her African culture?
she is pregnant
she does't think that the family has enough money to support the child so she plans to have an abortion
what does Ruth find out?
how does she react?
where does Mama buy the house
how much money does Walter loose to Willy Harris
Walter Lee Younger
-wants to be rich
-wants to invest his father's money in a liquor store
-20 years old
-attends college, best educated in family
-wants to be a doctor
-religious, moral maternal
-uses money to buy a house with a backyard
- Walter's wife
- takes care of the Younger's small apartment
- 30 years old
-tries to rekindle the love in her troubled marriage with Walter
-emotionally strong women
-Walter and Ruth's son
-sleeps on living room sofa
carrying grocery bags
how does Travis earn money?
-in love with Beneatha
- proud of African heritage
- teaches Beneatha about heritage
-proposes marriage to Beneatha, wants her to come to Nigeria with him
-wealthy African American man
-the Younger family likes him but Beneatha doesn't because he has forgotten about his African heritage
Mr. Karl LInder
-only white character in play
-comes to apartment from Clybourne Park Improvement Association
-offers the family large sum of money so they will not move into all white neighborhood
-Walter's partner in liquor store plan
-coordinates liquor store plan
-runs off with all the money
-takes advantage of Younger's hospitality
-warns Youngers not to move into white neighborhood
who owns a plant?
Joseph Asagai and George Murchinson
what two men does Beneatha date?
and who does she like better?
"Eat your eggs"
Walter believes that Ruth is preventing him from carrying out his dream because she does not support him. What does Ruth say when Walter tells her about his dreams?
have a garden and a yard
Mama wants to have a house where she can . . .
in the beginning it is a strait white person hairstyle but she cuts it and lets it grow naturally into an afro
what happens to Beneatha's hair?
how many windows in the apartment?
what is Walter's job?
gardening tools and hat
what does the family give mama as a gift?
how much money does mama give Walter?
How much does she give Beneatha?
How much does walter take?
who is the last to leave the apartment?
Willy runs off with all the money
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