Why does Ruth not want a baby?
Ruth needed space for her unborn child. Ruth’s decision to abort the baby brought about significant changes in the play. Her act of desperation is what caused Mrs. Lena Younger to act and buy a house.
What is Ruth planning about her pregnancy?
Ruth wants to discuss her pregnancy with him and becomes upset when he will not listen. She shuts herself into their bedroom. 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.
What is Mama’s reaction to Ruth’s pregnancy?
Beneatha and Mama are busy doing weekend housecleaning when Ruth comes in, announcing sadly that she is pregnant. Mama is upset when she realizes that Ruth is contemplating an abortion. Joseph Asagai brings Beneatha a gift of African records and some Nigerian robes.
What does Mama say caused her husband to become very depressed?
He says that he feels depressed, despondent, and useless as the man of the family. He feels that his job is no better than a slave’s job. Mama feels guilty for his unhappiness and tells him that she has never done anything to hurt her children.
How does Mama react to finally getting the check?
How do they react when Mama gets the check? Be specific and explain. Mama is scared, unsure if the amount is correct; Travis is excited as is Ruth and Beneatha.
What presents did Mama get?
What presents did Mama get? She got gardening tools and a hat.
Why is Mama sad when the check arrives?
Why does Mama’s expression become sober and then unhappy when she holds the check? The check is worth $10,000. The reason why she becomes unhappy when she holds the check is because her husband (Big Walter) had to die before they could get the check. Walter rushes in demanding to know whether the check has arrived.
Do Mama and Ruth have healthy relationships?
Overall, Ruth’s relations with the other family members are very good. Lena is the family matriarch and the mother of Walter, but she and Ruth generally get along as a mother and daughter would. Lena may empathize with her because she also married into the family.