The play depicts the feelings and thoughts of the people of their time. Their feelings are different then what we see today in our lives. The family had to deal with poverty and racism. Not having enough money and always being put down because of the color of their skin held them back from having a lot of self-respect and dignity.
I think that Mama was the one who had the most pride and held the family together. Ruth was being prevented from having a baby because of money problems; Walter was bringing himself down by trying to make the liquor store idea work.
Once Mama decided to buy the house with the money she had received, Walter figured that he should further go on with the liquor store idea. Then, when Walter lost the money, he lost his dignity and tried to get some money from the “welcome party” of Cylborne Park. Mama forced him to realize how far he went by making him show himself to his son how low he would go.
But he showed that he wasn’t susceptible to the ways the racism created. Raisin In The Sun Dreams can be seen in many ways. A dream could be something you had in the night that seems so real, or a dream could be your fantasy, where everything is going your way. The last type of dream is something that has more of a deep sense and plays an important role in your life. The type the dream the Younger family had.
Each individual had their own hopes and anticipated something. Walter and his chance to be big and important with his liquor store, Beneatha and becoming the opposite of an animalist and becoming a doctor, or Ruth and her moving out of the rap trap of life and home, and becoming something bigger and more significant.
The person I saw that had the foremost wishes was Mama. All she wanted was to see her family happy and for her to be happy herself for once. She wanted the family to stop suffering and “never moving forwards”.
Mama wanted Travis to have his own room, and by this, she sacrificed her own personal room for that by sharing with Beneatha in the new house. She was sick and tired of this anguish the family received. Her dream was to see her family stop having distress and be in a higher class and basically be happy. In the beginning of the play, Mama anticipated the insurance money coming.
She hadn’t decided right away on what to do but she the basic idea. From the time she didn’t have money to a little bit after, Mama began to really see what her family was put through. Before the money came, the family began to have their own dreams and Mama listened. They varied, of course, but they had one primary meaning; to get out of this rut they were in and head to somewhere big.
Once Mama got the money, it took a little time but she had her mindset, she went and bought a house. She felt it would be the best thing to benefit everyone in the household. She ignored the racial lines they would prevent the normal black people from even thinking of moving in that type of area and pursued her dream, her dream house. Once the “welcoming committee” showed up, Mama was luckily not there, she understood that difficulty would lie ahead, but she didn’t care. Not much would stop her from her dream, not even losing the money, the essential life force of her dream.
Walter’s incompetence isn’t a big enough hurdle to prevent her from continuing her dream. She would sacrifice for her family, like working, and not spend as much money. At the end of the story, everything worked out fine. I think because she stuck so severely to it and tried her hardest not to let go of her dream.
Letting go of it would be like giving up on her life. Her dream was definitely a positive dream for everyone, all she wanted to do was to make everyone happy. Walter was disappointed at times because Mama denied the money he needed so badly, but he didn’t see things the way Mama did. Mama was the one that saw past all the little things that would hold her back from completing her dream. But that’s the thing she did the most and the best, held on to the dreams, and made them come true.
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