Raisin in the Sun

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In History
  • Death of Mama's husband

    Death of Mama's husband
    The death has caused the major pot of the story because Mama gets money from the insurance. The money causes much conflict in the family. Mama wants one thing and Walter wants another.
  • Walter and Ruth fight

    Walter and Ruth fight
    Walter and Ruth fight about whether or not he should invest in a liquor store. Walter wants to invest in a liquor store with his friend. When Ruth wants to save their money.
  • Mama actually gets the money

    Mama actually gets the money
    Mama gets $10,000 from her husband insurance. Mama originally didn't know what to do with the money, but she was concerned about how Walter would handle the money if she gave some to him.
  • Ruth told Mama and Beneatha that she is pregnant.

    Ruth told Mama and Beneatha that she is pregnant.
    Ruth went to the doctor to reconfirm and when the doctor called back, Mama and Beneatha were there with her. They were sworn to secrecy by Ruth because she wanted to tell Walter.
  • Asagai comes to see Beneatha from Africa and gave her a dress

    Asagai comes to see Beneatha from Africa and gave her a dress
    Asagai comes and sees Beneatha after visiting his family in Nigeria. While visiting he brings a Nigerian dress that his sister made. This causes Beneatha to go on a "soul search" to figure out who she is cause he knows he is Nigerian and she doesn't
  • Mama buys a house

    Mama buys a house
    Mama buys a house for all of the Youngs to move into, but the problem the neighborhood is a white neighborhood. Most people were scared that the Youngs would get hurt because of where they are moving to.
  • George comes over and talks with Beneatha

    George comes over and talks with Beneatha
    George wants more from his relationship Beneatha, but she just wants to talk. That causes her to want a different relationship with Asagai.
  • Mama gives the leftover money to Walter

    Mama gives the leftover money to Walter
    Mama gives the leftover money to Walter for the liquor store investment. She is very cautious because she does not believe the deal will end well. So, she does it to help his confidence.
  • Walter is told that Ruth is pregnant

    Walter is told that Ruth is pregnant
    Walter is told by his mom that Ruth is pregnant. He was told because he was confused to why Ruth was acting weird and to why she didn't want to risk the money, to save it for the baby.
  • The investment went south and Willy took the money and left.

    The investment went south and Willy took the money and left.
    The investment that Walter did went terribly wrong. He ended up losing all the money that he invested. He lost it because of his "friend" , Willy, took the money and left town to keep for himself.