What was Beneatha referring to when she said enough of this assimilationist junk?
(2) What does Beneatha mean when she says, “Enough of this assimilationist junk!”? She is tired of trying to blend in with white society. She wants to distinguish herself and represent her culture. She is tired of attempting to style her hair, dress in conservative clothing, and being what she is not.
What does Beneatha mean by the term assimilationist?
BENEATHA: [Assimilationist] means someone who is willing to give up his own culture and submerge himself completely in the dominant, and in this case oppressive culture! ( Act II, scene i) After Beneatha insults Walter by calling him an assimilationist, Ruth asks her what the term means.
Why does Beneatha object to being called an assimilationist?
She objects to being called a assimilationist because she refuses to conform. She thinks she knows more about her herritage than she really does in order to escape her reality.
What does Beneatha mean when she calls George an assimilationist?
Beneatha calls George an assimilationist. ‘ What does she mean by that? She means that he does what everyone else is doing.
What does Asagai’s nickname for Beneatha mean and why is it appropriate?
4. Why is Asagai’s nickname appropriate? It means “One for Whom Bread – Food – Is Not Enough.” It is appropriate because he as well as Beneatha and Walter want more from life than just survival. They want a better quality of life.
BENEATHA: [Assimilationist] means someone who is willing to give up his own culture and submerge himself completely in the dominant, and in this case oppressive culture! ( Act II, scene i)
Why does Walter walk out at the end of this scene?
Why does Walter walk out at the end of this scene? Walter leaves because he feels crushed and small. Walter feels like he has no real place in his own family so he leaves. He also acts like a child a lot throughout the play, and storming out of a room is babyish.