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
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