But Walter begins to see a new side to his great uncles when he stumbles on an old photograph of a beautiful woman hidden away in a trunk and asks Garth who she is. FFor 14-year old Walter, his great uncles’ farm in rural Texas is the last place on earth he wants to spend the summer. Dumped off by his mother, Mae, in the middle of nowhere with two crazy old men and the promise that she’ll come back for him, Walter doesn’t know what to believe in. Eccentric and gruff, Hub and Garth McCaan are rumored to have been bank robbers, mafia hit men and/or war criminals in their younger days. The truth is elusive, although they do seem to have an endless supply of cash.
This caused Walter to stop going to work and go on a three-day drinking binge. Mama eventually gave in; she couldn’t see her son like this any longer. So she gave Walter the rest of the money, which was $6500 under one condition. Walter had to make sure he put up some money for Beneatha so she could go to medical school. Walter doesn’t do that instead he just hands over all the money to Willy Harris to go invest in the liquor store.
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.
Taylor Jenkins Independent Novel Test 6th period Feburary 7th 2013 Raisin in the Sun The character Walter is a very greedy and cowardly, his father has passed away recently and he wants to spend his father inheritance money. He wants to invest the money in a liquor store and have a partner or a friend go in on the deal with him to help him out. His family is affected greatly by this because all they want to do is have a better lifestyle and move out of the projects. He has a son named Travis, a wife named Ruth and a sister named Beneatha. His mother lives with them in their apartment and far as Walter knows is that his mother will be receiving the money and giving it out how she wants to.
You you are a disgrace to your father's memory." (Discovering Literature, 1318) Then, Walter decides to joint venture with his friends to start a liquor store using the insurance money from his father's death. His ignorance to the business world eventually costs him all his money. One of Walter's business partners steals his money, and Walter learns from that incident but it comes at a high price. However, Walter's mother thinks although the money is lost, her son has come out as a better person: "He finally come into his manhood today, didn't he?
The movie, A Better Life, where a father tries to make a better life for him and his son in America, but ends up getting deported. The movie, Gran Torino, where a Korean War Veteran is tired of the Hmong gangs in his neighborhood and risks his life for all of them to end up in prison. The documentary, Crips and Bloods: Made in America, where gangs form in South Los Angeles and will never end the bloodshedding.
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller Script Analysis by Patrick D Quinn Death of a Salesman is a play about an aging salesman and family man who is slowly losing his mind. The play takes place in about the 1950’s in the suburbs of New England, mostly around Boston. The title character, Willy, is an aging husband and father of two who has worked for the same sales company for many years, but is starting to fall into financial trouble as a result of his slow loss of sanity. The author uses strange hallucination sequences to visualize the sad and weakening mental state of Willy as he deteriorates mentally throughout the play. The major conflict of this play is that Willy doesn’t realize he is losing his mind, but everyone around him does.
Yoni Spero Page 1 Ms. Hamilton English 10/9/13 The Antihero of America, the British In “The Devil and Tom Walker”, by Washington Irving, the narrator tells the story of a man by the name of Tom Walker. Tom is in a marriage that was so bad that “…they were so miserly that they even conspired to cheat each other”(Irving 1). While walking around Tom stumbles on a skull close to an old Indian fort. At the fort a black person who Tom calls “Old Scratch” converses with him about an opportunity to have a treasure, but there would be conditions. After declining and telling his wife she goes after the devil herself.
When he comes back he says he was wrong about his uncle, he is not a good man. He tells them that he wants $200,000 and 1500 articles of clothing or he’ll burn down the town. Since Amelia’s Father is the only town official left in town, Josh says that he can’t leave. Amelia sends them into the house while she thinks how they are going to fix everything. Then, she has an idea.
Due to the death of three of Earl Little's brothers being killed by white men and constant threats from the KKK, Little relocated his family in 1926 to Wisconsin and Michigan. In 1929 their house in Lansing, Michigan was burned down and in '31 Earl Little was “accidentally” struck by a car and killed (Timeline). Although Malcolm Little was one of the best students in his junior high class his eighth grade teacher told him that his dream of being a lawyer were “ no realistic goal for a nigger.” Of course he would laugh about this later in his career (X). After living with a series of white foster he eventually moved in with his older half-sister Ella Collins in Boston. In 1943 he moved to Harlem and