Beneatha is his sister and Travis is his son. During the play Walter and his sister Beneatha do not see eye to eye with their thoughts on the way the rest of the insurance money should be spent, they are getting insurance money because there father died. During the play Mama makes a decision to put a down payment on a house in an all-white neighborhood which is unheard of during this time. But there is money left after she does this and the family discusses what should be done with it. Walter wants it so he could become owner of a Liquor store, whereas Beneatha wants to go to go school to become a doctor.
Toward the beginning of the play, we learn that Ruth is pregnant, which only complicates the family situation. The family is not affluent enough to provide for another life, so Ruth prepares to abort her child. But the Youngers have a chance at a new beginning. Ten thousand dollars is coming in the mail, and Lena must decide what to do with it. Bennie hopes for tuition money, Walter hopes for the down
Problems start when Lena receives money from the death of her husband, and the family doesn’t know what to do with the money. Walter, Lena’s son, decides to open a liquor store with his friend, Willy. Beneatha, Lena’s daughter, wants the money in order to go to medical school. Lena decides to buy a house in a white neighborhood. Also, she gives the rest of money to Walter.
I don’t think Mama had too much of an education as most African American people in the 1950’s did not, because Mama uses the money to help her family and does not even think about investing it to make more. Granted in the era of this film $10,000 could go a long way, still she has no value for money, just what she believes to be best for her family. Mama buys a house for the Younger family and gives the remaining money to Walter to disperse for himself after putting a set amount in a bank account for Benethas schooling(again $10,000 went a long way in the 50’s). The dream that Ruth had was to move into a bigger and better house. Beneatha’s dream is the one that like Langston Hughes poem “Dream Deferred” it “just sags like a heavy load.” meaning that maybe you know that what you dream can never be anything more than just a dream, and it pulls you down that you feel you cannot pursue them.
Doaker tells Wining Boy, Lymon, and Boy Willie that: “Berniece ain’t gonna sell that piano. Cause her daddy died over it” (Wilson 1465). Berniece holds onto the piano for sentimental values. She believes her father died getting it back, and therefore it should be kept in the family. She also thinks it is selfish of Willie to want to sell the piano when their mother went through so much after the father died.
The loan officer confided in Mr. Gable that Mr. Wilson was setting up his business to divorce his wife without any compensation. This situation puts Albert Gable in a situation with a conflict of interests. As the CPA, his professional business ethics are at risk and his personal reputation is on the line. He also has a large bonus weighing of his decision. Not only that also to contribute to support tuition and expenses for his youngest daughter, who will be starting as a freshman in college next fall.
Shunned by both whites and blacks, they make do for a couple of years until Annette realizes one day that she doesn't have the resources to raise her children well. So she has to provide for them in the only way she can as a white Creole woman – get hitched to someone rich and white. Enter Mr. Mason. But instead of giving her family security, her marriage with Mr. Mason ends up costing Annette her home, her son, her sanity – and her life. Annette's tragic experience is, for Antoinette, a legacy of insecurity and deep skepticism – really, fear – of society and of love, of her sexuality and her sense of self.
Joanna reveals she wants what is best for her son Billy. When Joanna left Ted, she left Billy with him to raise him on his own, and they developed their own friendship. After about 8 months, Joanna sees Ted and tells him that she wants custody of Billy. While in court, Joanna’s lawyer tells the judge that Ted claimed full responsibility of the incident where Billy was injured on the playground, claiming he is unfit to raise a child. This was told to the lawyer by Joanna, and she saw that it seriously gave her the advantage of the case.
Relationships in Citizen Kane Kane’s Parents * The relationships between Charles foster Kane and the characters in the film are based on the relationship Kane shared with his parents * Jim and Mary Kane forfeit their son to Walter Thatcher, a wealthy banker, when the family suddenly comes into wealth. * Kane’s mother appears distant and emotionless towards her son and although we assume she sends her son away to ensure he is raised appropriately * From what we see of Jim Kane, we can tell that he is an alcoholic and has violent tendencies towards his son. Perhaps Charles is sent away in order to protect both himself and his wealth from his irresponsible father. * Kane's mother sends him away when he is only eight years old, and this abrupt separation keeps him from growing past the petulant, needy, aggressive behaviors of a pre-adolescent. * As an adult, Kane has a great deal of wealth and power but no emotional security, and this absence of security arrests his development and fuels his resentment of authority.
Despite the lack of money given to her by her husband, my great-grandmother was too afraid to speak up as her husband expect her to handle the finances well and curb the expenses as much as she can. She brought up her ten children with much love and my grandmother felt as though she only has a parent as her dad was hardly even present at home. Even though it was said that traditional companionship evolved in the 20s, I feel that is more applicable to the American or European society. Being in Asia, we are more guarded by Asian values and morals hence even my grandmother went though the same trend of family blueprint as her mother after marriage. She was match made into marrying a neighbour’s relative and bore nine children for him.