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Hansberry presents a picture of a tightly knit black family trying to get out of the cycle of poverty. The Younger family is going to receive an insurance payment of $10,000.00. They all have different ideas about how to spend it. Mama wants to use it to get a new house. Beneatha, her daughter, wants to use it for her education. Walter, her son, wants to use it to start a business--a liquor store. He gives the money to a friend who is supposed to invest it in the store, but the friend runs off. For awhile it seems that they will end up with nothing.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   very sensitive (sigh) Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   Black people in America/Europe Other aspects:    -   story of the poor Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   blue collar Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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