Walter has lost the dream of the liquor store, but in the process he has grown up and gained his "manhood". Mama has lost her place as head of the family but has seen her son grow up. Beneatha has lost the money for her college education but gained a new love, and perhaps a new goal, in the person of Asagai. Ruth, who felt like she was losing her family at the beginning of the play, seems to have discovered it again and is able to keep the baby she is carrying. Travis has lost the only home he has ever known but gained a new one, not to mention a bedroom of his own, and a more mature father.