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  1. Dec 17, 2020 · Ruth supports her husband by selflessly putting her own dreams and goals on the back burner and remaining by Walter Jr's side as he struggles to find happiness. Ruth is portrayed as a tolerant,...

  2. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930–1965. A raisin in the sun / by Lorraine Hansberry; with an introduction by Robert Nemiroff.—1st Vintage Books ed. p. cm. eISBN: 978-0-307-80744-1 1. Afro-Americans—History—20th century—Drama.

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  4. Ruth’s pregnancy is immediately coupled with economic concerns. Ruth bears the responsibility not only for literally carrying the child, but also for shouldering a significant part of the accompanying financial burden. Ruth and Beneatha, part of a younger generation of women, differ from Mama in their reactions to the news. Active Themes

  5. chauffeur's job, and Travis leaves for school. Ruth prepares for her job as a cleaning woman as Mama reprimands Beneatha about her fresh talk. At the end of the scene, Mama discovers that Ruth has fainted and fallen to the floor. Act I, Scene 2 The following morning, Saturday, is the day that the check is expected to arrive.

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  6. Ruthperforms all the duties of a housewife but do to the family’s poor financial status, she must work other jobs in addition. a) Ruth: “No—I’m just sleepy as the devil. What kind of eggs you want?” (Hansberry, 29) (This quote shows an example of her household duties.)

  7. Ruth enters and Mama asks if Walter is home. Ruth says that he is and implicitly adds that Walter is drunk. Someone knocks on the door and Ruth and Mama share a “weary and knowing” look, aware that it is their meddling neighbor. Ruth opens the door and Mrs. Johnson enters, carrying a newspaper.

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