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A Raisin in the Sun - Act 2, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 3 Summary

The scene opens on Saturday, moving day, one week later. Ruth is singing a hymn and packing the final boxes. She shows Beneatha the new curtains she bought, and daydreams about taking a long, hot soak in their very own bathtub. Ruth confides that she and Walter Lee went to the movies and held hands like newlyweds. Walter Lee enters with a new air of authority and good humor.

There's a knock at the door. Beneatha admits a stranger, a white man. He is Mr. Lindner of the Clybourne Park Improvement Association. He hems and haws, mentions the bombings and "caring about the other fellow." At first the Youngers believe Lindner is welcoming them to the neighborhood, but then Lindner says, "our Negro families are happier when they live in their own communities." They realize he is trying to persuade them...

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