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1. Describe your overall impressions of the play.

My overall impression of the play was good. But it was a little boring because we knew what would happen word for word. I think I would have enjoyed the play a little more if we just read the synopsis. The play talks about a lot of issues that are still here today. I would rate this play 7.5/10. 2. What part of the play stood out to you the most? Choose a quote from that part to support your answer.

“MAMA: Oh—So now it’s life. Money is life. Once upon a time freedom used to be life—now it’s money. I guess the world really do change . . .
WALTER: No—it was always money, Mama. We just didn’t know about it.
MAMA: No . . . something has changed. You something new, boy. In my time we was worried
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The African guy he cares about Beneatha and he dreams. Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode? 5. What does Mama’s plant represent, and how does the symbol evolve over the course of the play?
Mama’s plant represents her dream of living in a bigger house with a garden. As you see her tend to her plant you can see her commitment to her dream. The first thing she does every morning tends to her plant. She acknowledges her plant never gets enough sunshine but it still survives. Meaning that her dream has been deferred but she remains strong. 6. Discuss the role lighting played throughout the play.

The lighting played a big role in the play. When there is unrest with the character so is the set. When the light is gloomy it reflects how Mama’s plant is not getting enough sunlight. Like the plant, the family isn’t getting enough light to flourish.

7. Discuss the title of the play. How does it relate to the dreams of each of the characters?
The play title means to dry up. The characters believe that their dreams will dry up. Walter throw away Beneatha’s dream. Ruth dreams a good life for her new baby. Walter is restless that he lost all his money to start his

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