Compare and contrast George Murchison and Joseph Asagai and their views about life.

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George Murchison is one of Beneatha's suitors. He is wealthy and charismatic, and he believes in traditional gender roles. He doesn't like it when Beneatha acts in ways that don't align with what he wants in a partner. He tells her to focus on being pretty and sophisticated rather than thoughtful or poetic. He degrades their African ancestry and thinks they just need to work to fit into American society. He thinks they should let the past—which he clearly views as shameful—go. He argues with and mocks Beneatha when she expresses views that are different than his. George is arrogant and takes great pride in appearing intelligent; he is also condescending.

Joseph Asagai, on the other hand, has a great deal of respect for his African heritage. He's very focused on it and on the modern-day struggles in Africa. For example, he's a believer in independence for Nigeria. He seems more interested in Beneatha's thoughts than in seeing her as an accessory. He is more respectful and kind to her,...

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