The American Dream A Raisin in the Sun is a play about an African American family on the south side of Chicago that is striving to fulfill the American dream. Then Willy runs away with all the insurance money. My mom is very similar to Ruth because they are both independent, witty, loving, and kind. Lacking education and sophistication, Ruth relies upon the suggestions, advice, and even what she thinks might be the wishes of others. George Murchison - A wealthy, African-American man who courts Beneatha. Michael Buffong, Ray Fearon and Jenny Jules all won.
He and his friends give the liquor store money to another acquaintance, , who is going to use some of it to bribe city officials into fast-tracking their liquor license. He needs this chance, Lena. Every member of the family wants to use the money to make his or her own individual dreams come true: Lena wants a new house for the family, Beneatha wants to go to medical school, and Walter wants to invest in a liquor store so he can finally be his own boss. My mom and my grandma remind me of her very much. Mama is also a very traditional character. When the check gets home the mom uses the check on the money to pay for some of it. Eventually, Lena gives in and lets Walter have a big chunk of what's left to invest however he sees fit.
Walter's lack of wisdom and hard headedness allows him to portray American success, which he hopes of achieving in a very short time. Ruth stresses the importance of maintaining a good image of her family. This quote shows us how much the family is struggling financially. She does what she feels is right in every situation, just like Ruth. Simply by virtue of her birth, this young African-American woman finds herself catapulted into a time of social conflict and unrest due to the highly charged civil rights issues coming to surface.
Minor Characters: Joseph Asagai, George Murchison, Bobo. Walter can be best described as a greedy, foolish, yet ambitious individual. In the play A raison in the sun certain characters are more optimistic than others. Therefore, we may need an apron to portray that she is hard-working and simple clothing beneath the apron to show her simplicity. Many important things can be learned from Ruth. My mom is very similar to Ruth because they are both independent, witty, loving, and kind. For instance, Beneatha is pursuing her dream to become a doctor, an almost completely male dominated profession in the 1950s, yet her family is not supportive of this fantasy profession.
She teaches the importance of family and being kind to everyone. With a cast in which all but one character is African-American, A Raisin in the Sun was considered a risky investment, and it took over a year for producer to raise enough money to launch it. In my opinion, the most fascinating character is Ruth because of her many emotions and captivating personality. Ruth is the peacemaker in the family. Child, when do you think is the time to love somebody the most? My mom and Ruth care about the well being of their families more than anything.
Walter: See there, that just goes to show you what women understand about the world. He's prepared to totally shame himself for the money. Hansberry may have been the only prospective purchaser available. He says all kinds of mean things to Ruth, his wife, and is even short with his long-suffering mother, Lena. The plaintiff in the first action in 1934 was Olive Ida Burke, who brought the suit on behalf of a property owners' association to enforce racial restrictions. When it appears that the deal for the house in Clybourne Park will fall through, she promises to dedicate all of her time to make the investment work. Walter is oblivious to the stark contrast between George and Joseph: his pursuit of wealth can be attained only by liberating himself from Joseph's culture, to which he attributes his poverty, and by rising to George's level, wherein he sees his salvation.
This also means that he has a hard time getting his ideas across, and Walter is often in conflict with the rest of the family. He loves Beneatha and encourages her to embrace her heritage. She is a godly woman and feels uncomfortable with Walter Lee's suggestion to invest in a liquor store. She loves plants and takes them everywhere she goes including her new home. Walter is sick of working long, hard hours for the wealthy, white class.
Both my mother and Ruth crack jokes often to lighten the mood. Hansberry noted that her play introduced details of black life to the overwhelmingly white Broadway audiences, while director Richards observed that it was the first play to which large numbers of black people were drawn. That I been doing to you what the rest of the world been doing to you. His journey takes him from total jerk, obsessed with get-rich-quick schemes, to a man worthy of respect. The Measure of a Man First ed. She is very loving towards her family.
This all comes to a head for Ruth, when she finds out she is pregnant and considers an abortion. My mom and Ruth care about the well being of their families more than anything. I — I just seen my family falling apart today. He views the misery of his family as his fault, and money as their sole solution. Her plan is unrealistic and idealistic, but the well being of her family is more important to her than anything. Walter decides to keep to the new house over accepting a check for the house that would've been largely greater than the original check that Mama had received.