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A Raisin in the Sun - Act 2, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 2 Summary

It is Friday night, a few weeks later. Packing crates are stacked in the living room as the family prepares to move. The moving men will arrive soon. Beneatha and George return from a date. George lectures Beneatha about her opinionated ways "I don't go out with you to hear all about quiet desperation or to hear all about your thoughts." He leaves. Beneatha says George is a fool, and for once Mama agrees.

Enter the enthusiastic, gossipy Mrs. Johnson from across the hall. She is discussing a newspaper article on the recent bombing of a black family in a white neighborhood. Accepting a slice of sweet potato pie and a glass of milk, she piously hopes the same thing doesn't happen to the Youngers in Clybourne Park. Mrs. Johnson believes Negro's shouldn't reach too high. She quotes Booker T. Washington, "Education...

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