Influence Of Mama In A Raisin In The Sun

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During the story, A Raisin in The Sun, holds two influences, Walter, and Mama, who have the most significant impact among the plot. Here’s why; Lorraine Hansberry has created this play to prove what life was like before our modern generation had come about. As to why Lorraine brought Walter and Mama to help make up the conflicts and rising action to the plot. If the play was created without Walter, it would only be a story based upon, Beneatha, and Mama. There’d be no Ruth, no Travis, or new baby soon to come about. Whereas, if there was no Mama around anymore, the family would have no intelligence, faith, or leader, to help the children determine how to handle their problems or know what to do with themselves. Although, Lena hits a big part …show more content…
Although, she doesn’t seem like a problem, she can be inconsequential of her short-tempered children. Ever since Walter was too caught up in the insurance check and Lena told him no; She went ahead and bought a home down in Clybourne Park. Where no black men live. Once Walter got the news, he was quite shocked and even more upset at his very own mother. Proving, that the two are having a conflict from this quote; “So that’s the peace and comfort you went out and bought for us today!” Beside Walter’s and Mama’s arguments, Mama seems to have a negative impact on her daughter, Beneatha. Beneatha has recently told her mother, Lena, that she does not believe in God. Lena then slapped her in the mouth and forced her to say that there was a God, showing that Lena was a forceful mother. Instead of teaching Beneatha and Walter to stop being so filled of themselves, she puts aside their problems, and moves on to the next. For example; Walter was claiming that he was going out to the bar to drink, but Mama was too busy focused on Ruth. Then again, Lena is trying very hard to stay stable, she’s just having a rough time doing so, because her children are ungrateful. But, that’s why Lena bought the home, so she could provide a great life for her own …show more content…
In their generation, money was difficult to get. Often, some had to strive for just a quarter. Life was stressful for more than others, depending on what business was worked. Walter is a chauffeur, meaning that more than likely he will be making a decent yearly wage, but not enough to be considered, “Rich”. The only time people seem to get enough money, is when somebody in the family passes away. Which is what happened exactly to the younger family. To the pros of Walter, he’s making sure that his family doesn’t regretfully throw all their money away. And Lena, is making sure that her children stay on the right track, and stay positive. Even though the two seem to cause conflict by worrying so much over the money. They’re the key to the play, for, they’re known as, “Main characters”, giving them access to cause rising action, climax, falling action, and exposition. As a result, both Mama, and Walter, have the most significant impact onto the play due to their neediness of wanting use of the insurance check differently. In the interest of, the impact and commotion the two characters have created, causes a conflict with everyone who belongs to the family name, in view of the money. But if it weren’t for the two, there’d be not one story to tell about the family, due to the play being revolved around the two characters. Which is why they were brought upon, to make up the conflict and exposition,

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