A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

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What is an external and internal conflict in Act 3 in A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry?

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A major external conflict in Act III of A Raisin in the Sun is between Walter and his sister, Beneatha.  As the scene opens, Beneatha is feeling lost and depressed about the loss of the money to pay for her schooling, and she is feeling very uncertain about her future as a result.  Though Asagai tries to challenge her to keep dreaming and to keep moving forward - and to even consider coming to Africa with him to continue pursuing her dreams - she holds on to her anger toward Walter, blaming him for the family's woes.

In the meantime, Walter is experiencing his own internal conflict about what to do to make up for the loss of the insurance money that has been stolen by Willie Harris.  After much contemplation, he has decided that life is divided up "between the takers and the 'tooken,'" and that "people like Willie Harris, they don't never get 'tooken.'"  He doesn't want to be "tooken" any more, either - so, he has decided not to...

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