A Raisin in the Sun By Lorraine Hansberry
Between Mama and Walter
Denial of African American Heritage, Beneatha
Mama's right to live in the neighbor hood of her choosing.
Mama's dream for her children
Use of insurance money, Example: page 74 " Walter ... So you butchered up a dream of mine-you-who always talking 'bout your children's dreams..."
Example : page 16 " Walter That is just waht is wrong with the black woman in the world... Don't understand about building their men up and making 'em feel like they somebody. Like they can do something."
Racism toward blacks in an all white neighborhood, Example: page 91 " Lindner ... as I say, that for the happiness of all concerned that our Negro families are happier when they live in their own communities."
Walter losing all of Beneatha's money for college, Example: page 102 " Walter Yessss!... All of it... It's all gone.... (There is total silence. Ruth stands with her face covered with her hands; Beneatha leans forlornly against a wall, fingering a piece of red ribbon from the mothers gift. Mama stops and looks at her son without recognition and then, quite without thinking about it, starts to beat him senselessly in the face. Beneatha goes to them and stops it.)"
African Americans vs. Whites, Mr. Lindner's comment made to Walter and Ruth when he visits them on behalf of the welcoming commitee (page 90-91).
Denial of African American Roots and Heritage, Beneatha and Asagai, Example: page 43 when he coments on her hair, " Asagai And it is ugly to you that way? ... And so to accommodate that-you mutilate it every week?"
Use of insurance money
Of Ruths newest baby