In some ways, the play ends happily for the Younger family. Walter, who has considered accepting a bribe from a white homeowners' association in exchange for not moving to a new neighborhood, decides to forgo the payment. The family prepares to move to their new, white neighborhood. While they are not sure whether they will be accepted as African-Americans, they are excited to have a house with a yard and to exercise their right to live where they want. Mama's decision to bring her plant with her symbolizes the idea that she will put down roots in her new house, where there is enough room for her family to have a yard and a garden and where Travis can have room to play. In addition, Beneatha is thinking about going to Africa and studying medicine. Though it's not clear which choice she makes, it is clear that she is empowered to make choices that are right for her. The Younger family as a whole is more empowered at the end of the play, even though they might make choices that are in some ways difficult, such as moving to a white neighborhood where they might encounter prejudice.