Hansberry wrote the screenplay, and the film was directed by. Finally, Mama confesses that she believes Ruth is thinking about getting rid of their baby. Once she opens it, Mama comments that if it weren't for the rest of the family, she'd probably just give it to the church. The phone rings, and Beneatha answers. Meanwhile, Karl Lindner, a white representative of the neighborhood they plan to move to, makes a generous offer to buy them out. And that such a thing as my own death will be an advance? Ruth and Beneatha are worried and uncertain, while Mama simply expresses her hope that the baby will be a girl.
He hopes Beneatha will get a medical degree and move to Africa with him. These were highly touch subjects, and establishment directors and producers did not want to raise the ire of the Decency Leagues who also were out combatting comic books! When designing the costumes for A Raisin in the Sun careful consideration must be taken in order to make sure that the costumes fit the time period. Mama tells him she is not interested in investing in a liquor store. Being old-fashioned, the fellow cares a lot about the other people and tries his best to be helpful to them. George is pedantic — an academic show-off — constantly making literary allusions even when he knows that this information is lost upon his audience. Neither man is actively involved in the Youngers' financial ups and downs. .
Mama appears excited, but Beneatha mentions that she wonders where this baby is going to sleep as they are already cramped into the space that they have available. The Youngers mostly just survive in their home, cramped, overwhelmed, and down-trodden, their dreams quashed in reality. Asagai obviously cares for Beneatha very much, and he wonders why Beneatha does not have the same feeling for him. In many ways social groups all struggle with problems of their own. Asagia makes it clear, however, that he has strong feelings for Beneatha. Walter Lee transforms into a mature man of pride and miraculously tells Lindner that his family cannot be bought. Asagai patiently teaches Beneatha about her African heritage; he gives her thoughtfully useful gifts from Africa, while pointing out she is unwittingly assimilating herself into white ways.
The entire family lives within the walls of a tiny apartment and the play ta … kes place entirely in its worn out, lived-in living room. In one second we will hear all about the great Ashanti empires; the great Songhay civilizations; and the great sculpture of Bénin — and then some poetry in the Bantu — and the whole monologue will end with the word heritage! Walter irrationally urges Mama to give him the money, gradually become irate and furious. She reveals this information to Mama and Beneatha. Meanwhile, Beneatha is spraying the apartment with insecticide in an attempt to rid it of cockroaches. He volunteers to assist in the move to Clybourne Park and offers much-needed consolation and good advice to Beneatha when she is at her lowest.
Johnson and a few scenes were cut from the Broadway performance and in reproductions due to time constraints. Mama wants Walter to tell Ruth not to do it, but Walter just leaves. Neither Africa nor America is truly home to the African-American and the connections between both cultures have been separated. I — I just seen my family falling apart today. Asagai visits Beneatha, and they spend some time together by themselves.
Later that same day, Asagai comes over to help the family pack, only to find a disheartened Beneatha. His presence in the play forces the audience and Beneatha to ask what it truly means to be an African American. At times it will seem that nothing changes at all… and then again the sudden dramatic events which make history leap into the future. In the end, their mistrust is warranted as Bobo has to be the bearer of bad news- Willy runs away … with Walter and Beneatha's money and does not make good on his promises. Beneatha dreams of medical school. Muller in Doubt, Viney in Miracle Worker, and a host of other roles in various theatres.
Asagai is zealously idealistic about the future of his country and has even expressed his willingness to sacrifice his own life for the independence of his country. Willy and Bobo are Walter's business partners when it comes to opening up Walter's dream liquor store. With a cast in which all but one character is African-American, A Raisin in the Sun was considered a risky investment, and it took over a year for producer to raise enough money to launch it. It is Beneatha and not Asagai who is constantly singing the praises of Africa. Ruth and Lena are proud of Walter and happily walk away from their old living room to a new life. Mama sits down with Walter who is upset by—and ashamed of—his poverty, his job as a chauffeur, and his lack of upward mobility. A Raisin in the Sun: Unit Exam Directions: Using a number two pencil, fill in the letter with the best answer.
But I will teach and work and things will happen, slowly and swiftly. In Nigeria, where Asagai is from, women do not straighten their hair. This creates an undercurrent of tension in his relationship with Beneatha, but it is something that Hansberry hints that might be overcome. That when it is all over -- that you come home with me. A portion of it will go to Beneatha's medical school fund, but he may keep the rest.