A raisin in the Sun Evidence Retrieval Chart—Act I sample instructions


Speaker:___Walter__________ Page: 33



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I think Walter wants to be his own boss and he sees Mama’s insurance check as a way to get started in his own liquor business with his friends. It seems like it should be realistic for Walter to open a liquor store. It’s not like he’s thinking about becoming a stockbroker on Wall Street. One obstacle that seems clear already is that his wife, Ruth, doesn’t seem to support him on this. She thinks he might be getting involved with some shady business partners. Walter seems to know his own mind, though, so maybe he will be successful.


Walter’s dream is now to make his family and all of the generations of Youngers before him proud. He puts his family pride and integrity before money.

Mama
“We was going to set away, little by little, don’t you know, and buy a little place out in Morgan Park. We even picked out the house. Looks right dumpy today. But Lord, child, you should know all the dreams I had ‘bout buying that house and fixing it up and making me a little garden in the back. And didn’t none of it happen.


Yes I taught you that. Me and your daddy. But I thought I taught you something else too ... I thought I taught you to love him.
Speaker:__Mama__ Page:_45

Your Response:
Mama’s dream seems pretty simple—she wants a house with a little garden. I think most people would want that. Her dream doesn’t seem outrageous. I guess it might be hard for African Americans to find a house to buy during this time, especially if they want to move out of the city and into the suburbs. But it seems like if you have enough money, you should be able to buy a house wherever you want. Money talks, right? Mama’s insurance money is just as green as the next person’s…



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