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A Raisin in the Sun

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Transcript of A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun
Presented By:
Kay Bennett
Thia Montoya
Gaby Palos
Carolina Recendez DeLuna
Nicolaus Silva
Samuel Yañez
Characters
Ruth Younger
Walter Lee Younger
Beneatha Younger
Lena Younger (Mama)
Travis Younger
Karl Linder
Bobo
Joseph Asagai
Willy
Ruth Younger
Ruth, a very hopeful
woman who sees the
situation of her family,
unlike her husband. She
is pregnant, but want to
abort the child to not
trouble her family even
more, but doesnt go
through with it.
Walter Lee Younger
Walter Lee Younger is a
son, brother, husband,
and father in the play.
He is a very misunder-
stood character who
dreams of owning a
liquor store and making
bank.
Beneatha Younger
A sister, daughter, and future
doctor, Beneatha Younger
is the most sarcastic and
cultural character in the play.
The family has had to
sacrifice so much to put her
through medical school.
Lena Younger/Mama
Mama is a sensitive,
religious woman who tells
her family to uphold and
respect themselves. She
tells them to never let go
of their dreams and pride.
She is a down-to-earth,
caring Christian woman.
Travis Younger
Walter and Ruth's son.
Young kid who likes to
have fun and wants a
job to buy things that he
wants.
What Is fragility?
" MAMA: So now it's life, money is life. Once upon a time, freedom was life- now it's money. I guess the world really do change..." Act 1, Scene Two.
Fragility:
Background Info
Setting
Small apartment in Chicago
Antique furniture
Dull and dark
Smallness creates tension
Changes to new house in Clybourne park.

Plot
Abortion
Alcoholism
Poverty
Values
Heritage
Racism
Karl Linder
Bobo
Joseph Asagai
Willy
A mysterious character in plot.
He is seen as a worthless man
who should not be trusted by
Ruth. He is also a person who
goes into business with Walter
to try and start a liquor store.
An African American
from the country of
Nigeria. He is close
friends with Beneatha
and invites her to go
to Africa with him to
become a doctor there.
The mastermind
behind creating the
liquor store. He is
given possession of
all of the money for
the transaction. He decides
to make off with all of the
for moneyhimself and
screws the rest.
Karl Linder is the representative
of the Clybourne Park
Improvement Association. He is
elected to go to the Younger
residence to convince them to
not move to Clybourne, their
"pure" neighborhood.

The quality of being easily broken or damaged; the quality of being delicate and vulnerable.

Walter and Ruth get into fight over money.
The Younger family anxiously awaits a $10,000 check
Everyone has their own way of spending the money.
Ruth discovers she's is pregnant and debates on getting an abortion.
Lena, also known as Mama, realizes that her family is falling apart; decides to buy a house with money.
Walter becomes upset, but Lena gives him the rest of the money with certain instruction.
The all-white neighborhood finds out the Younger family is moving in, and doesn't want them there.
Send Karl Linder is sent as the greeter, and his job is to convince them to not move in; They refuse
Bobo comes in and tells Walter they lost money for liquor store to Willy. This makes the family is disappointed and Beneatha hates Walter.
Beneatha is invited to move to Africa with her college friend Asagai.
Walter stands up for his family, and the Youngers move into the house.
During the 1950's, African Americans were fighting for their civil rights. This was known as the Civil Rights Era. Many African Americans were struggling financially and socially. They wanted equality. Two main figures of the civil rights were Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. Although they both had completely different views on how to obtain equality.
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