A Raisin in the Sun Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Act 1, Scene 1

* The Younger family is introduced.

* Walter Lee and Ruth fight about money.

* Beneatha states her intention of going to medical school.

* Lena tells Ruth that she's put a down payment on a house.

Act 1, Scene 2

* Ruth reveals that she is pregnant and considering an abortion.

* Joseph Asagai brings gifts to Beneatha.

* The insurance check arrives.

* Mama and Walter Lee argue about the future.

* Walter Lee reacts without enthusiasm to Ruth's pregnancy.

Act 2, Scene 1

* Beneatha shows off her Nigerian costume to Walter Lee and George's ridicule.

* George and Beneatha leave for the theater.

* Walter Lee and Ruth have a serious talk about their marriage.

* Mama reveals she has bought a house.

Act 2, Scene 2

* George attempts to be romantic with Beneatha.

* Mrs. Johnson visits to gossip.

* Walter explains that he has been depressed and went out driving.

* Mama gives him sixty-five hundred dollars.

Act 2, Scene 3

* Walter Lee dances...

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