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

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An hour later, a cheerful Joseph Asagai comes to assist with the move. Beneatha sees her dreams of becoming a doctor destroyed without the money for tuition. Asagai reminds Beneatha that the money was not hers to begin with. He shares his dreams of political independence in an Africa freed from colonialism.

"What about corruption?" Beneatha asks. What if the new rulers are as violent and ruthless as the old? Asagai says that is a problem for another time, the dream of independence alone is worth giving up his life. There is something wrong in a house where all dreams depend on a man's death, Asagai says. He asks Beneatha to return to Nigeria with him.

There is dissention in the family, so united and joyous in the previous scene. Beneatha berates Walter Lee and he leaves in a huff. Mama mourns the...

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