The Spicy Taco Raisin in the Sun
compare & contrast
Michael Kile and James Johnson
Thesis Statement :
Mama states "Oh—So now it’s life. Money is life. Once upon a time freedom used to be life—now it’s money. I guess the world really do change" (P.74) Mama asking Walter about why do you always mention money. This American Dream contains to Mama by showing people to not take money from people to show them they aren't fit to walk earth..
Mama: Oh—So now it’s life. Money is life. Once upon a time freedom used to be life—now it’s money. I guess the world really do change . . . (p.74)
She telling her there more to life then money.
Conflict (Man vs Self)
When a man goes outside his home to look for peace. (p.73)
Mama worries that if her son starts going outside to find peace then one day he might not come back. She feels that a man's house should be his safe and that there's a serious problem in that home if he can't find peace there.
Characterization & Quest of the American Dream:
This was the house mama brought for her family.
Lena Younger (Mama)
The mother of two beautiful children Walter, and Beneatha. Her dream was that she wanted to buy the house for her family and given some money to Walter for his family. "I say I been wrong, son. That I been doing to you what the rest of the world been doing to you. Walter – what you ain’t never understood is that I ain’t got nothing, don’t own nothing, ain’t never really wanted nothing that wasn’t for you. . . . There ain’t nothing worth holding on to, money, dreams, nothing else – if it means – if it means it’s going to destroy my boy. . . . I’m telling you to be the head of this family from now on like you supposed to be." (p.106)
The husband of Ruth. Walter dream was to own business and that the money that was given to him he wants to spend it on the liquor store. "And we have decided to move into our house because my father – my father – he earned it for us brick by brick. We don’t want to make no trouble for nobody or fight no causes, and we will try to be good neighbors. And that’sall we got to say about that. We don’t want your money." (p.147)