How does Ruth support Walter in A Raisin in the Sun?

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Ruth supports her husband by selflessly putting her own dreams and goals on the back burner and remaining by Walter Jr's side as he struggles to find happiness. Ruth is portrayed as a tolerant, supportive woman who loyally stands by her husband's side despite his capricious, irrational, and selfish behavior. She desperately tries to please him and exhausts herself by maintaining the household and working a part-time job to make ends meet. Despite disagreeing with her husband on numerous occasions, she supports his dream by attempting to persuade Lena into giving him the insurance money to invest in a liquor business. Ruth also plans on having an abortion in order to ease the financial burden on Walter Jr and...

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