Why does Mama want a house?
The matriarch of the family, Mama, wants to buy a house to fulfill a dream she shared with her husband. Mama’s son, Walter Lee, would rather use the money to invest in a liquor store with his friends. He believes that the investment will solve the family’s financial problems forever.
Does Ruth keep the baby?
Though Ruth hates the idea of aborting her child, she feels it’s the best decision for her financially-strapped family. In the end, though, Ruth chooses to keep her child. She finds hope in the fact that the Younger family will soon be moving out of their cramped, roach-infested apartment and into a new house.
What happens to Ruth at the end of Act I Scene One?
At the end of the scene, Mama discovers that Ruth has fainted and fallen to the floor. Lorraine Hansberry’s debt to Richard Wright can be noted in the similarities between Hansberry’s Walter Lee and Wright’s Bigger Thomas. Hansberry’s play even opens with the ringing of an alarm clock, as does Wright’s Native Son.
Why is Mama sad when the check arrives?
Why does Mama’s expression become sober and then unhappy when she holds the check? The check is worth $10,000. The reason why she becomes unhappy when she holds the check is because her husband (Big Walter) had to die before they could get the check. Walter rushes in demanding to know whether the check has arrived.
How does Mama react to finally getting the check?
How do they react when Mama gets the check? Be specific and explain. Mama is scared, unsure if the amount is correct; Travis is excited as is Ruth and Beneatha.
What bad news does Bobo give Walter?
What news did Bobo bring to Walter? He tells Walter that Willy took all of the money and left without a trace. Beneatha and Ruth are busy packing when Ruth tells Beneatha how happy she is with the change in Walter.
What does Ruth represent in a raisin in the sun?
Ruth Younger Ruth takes care of the Youngers’ small apartment. Her marriage to Walter has problems, but she hopes to rekindle their love. She is about thirty, but her weariness makes her seem older. Constantly fighting poverty and domestic troubles, she continues to be an emotionally strong woman.
Why did the author include the element of Ruth’s pregnancy what did it add to the story?
The author likely added the element of Ruth’s pregnancy in order to illuminate the Younger family’s struggles and to give more depth into Ruth and Walter as a couple. It led into more intimate details of their marriage and how Ruth portrayed the typical nagging wife role while Walter was self absorbed and ignored Ruth.