A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

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Describe Ruth and Walter's marriage in A Raisin in the Sun.

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Ruth and Walter have a strained and often contentious relationship, but they prove that they are ultimately devoted to each other. The huge contention between them revolves around what is the source of conflict for the entire play, which is the decision with what to do with the $10,000 payout from from Walter's father's life insurance policy. Ruth herself has largely resolved to remain satisfied with the family's lot in life and urges Walter to not bring about his own destruction by setting the bar for his ambitions too high. Walter is consumed by his dreams of prosperity and wants nothing more than to liberate himself from his life of poverty.

This circumstance creates a situation where neither party is able to see the situation from the other's perspective. Walter sees Ruth as cruel, indifferent, and completely unsupportive of his dreams. On the other hand, Ruth sees Walter's obsession with success as evidence that he is unsatisfied with his family life. Both are not seeing the whole...

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