Theplay depicts the feelings and thoughts of the people of theirtime. Their feelings are different then what we see today inour lives. The family had to deal with poverty and racism.Not having enough money and always being put downbecause of the color of their skin held them back fromhaving a lot of self-respect and dignity. I think that Mamawas the one who had the most pride and held the familytogether.
Ruth was being prevented from having a babybecause of money problems, Walter was bringing him selfdown by trying to make the liquor store idea work. OnceMama decided to buy the house with the money she hadreceived, Walter figured that he should further go on with theliquor store idea. Then, when Walter lost the money, he losthis dignity and tried to get some money from the welcomeparty of Cylborne Park. Mama forced him to realize howfar he went by making him show himself to his son how lowhe would go. But he showed that he wasnt susceptible tothe ways the racism created. Raisin In the Sun Dreams canbe seen in many ways. A dream could be something you hadin the night that seems so real, or a dream could be yourfantasy, where everything is going your way.
The last type ofdream is something that has more of a deep sense and playsan important role in your life. The type the dream theYounger family had. Each individual had their own hopesand anticipated something. Walter and his chance to be bigand important with his liquor store, Beneatha and becomingthe opposite of an asimillist and becoming a doctor, or Ruthand her moving out of the rap trap of a life and home, andbecoming something bigger and more significant.
The personI saw that had the foremost wishes was Mama. All shewanted was to see her family happy and for her to be happyherself for once. She wanted the family to stop suffering andnever moving forwards. Mama wanted Travis to have hisown room, and by this she sacrificed her own personal roomfor that by sharing with Beneatha in the new house. She wassick and tired of this anguish the family received. Her dreamwas to see her family stop having distress and be in a higherclass and to be basically be happy. In the beginning of theplay Mama anticipated the insurance money coming.
Shehadnt decided right away on what to do but she the basicidea. From the time she didnt have money to a little bitafter, Mama began to really see what her family was putthrough. Before the money came, the family began to havetheir own dreams and Mama listened. They varied, ofcourse, but they had one primary meaning; to get out of thisrut they were in and head to somewhere big. Once Mamagot the money, it took a little time but she had her mind set,she went and bought a house. She felt it would be the bestthing to benefit everyone in the household.
She ignored theracial lines the would prevent the normal black people fromeven thinking of moving in that type area and pursued herdream, her dream house. Once the welcoming committeeshowed up, Mama was luckily not there, she understoodthat difficulty would lie ahead, but she didnt care. Not muchwould stop her from her dream, not even losing the money,the essential life force of her dream. Walters incompetenceisnt a big enough hurdle to prevent her from continuing herdream. She would sacrifice for her family, like working andnot spend as much money. In the end of the story everythingworked out fine. I think because she stuck so severely to itand tried her hardest not to let go of her dream.
Letting goof it would be like giving up on her life. Her dream wasdefinitely a positive dream to everyone, all she wanted to dowas to make everyone happy. Walter was disappointed attimes because Mama denied the money he needed so badly,but he didnt see things the way Mama did. Mama was theone that saw past all the little things that would hold her backfrom completing her dream. But thats the thing she did themost and the best, held on the dreams and made them cometrue. Book Reports