All people in the world have dreams. No matter if they are big or small, they are still dreams. For some people it may be to become rich and famous or for others it might be to go to Disneyland. The characters in "A Raisin in the Sun" all had dreams too. The dreams of Mama, Ruth, Walter, and Beneatha are all different. Mama and Ruth both dream of a better life and a new house, Walter dreams of being rich, and Beneatha's dream is to become a doctor.
Both Mama and Ruth's dreams are very similar; they both want a better life and a new house. Mama and Ruth live in a one-bedroom apartment in Chicago's south side, where Ruth's son has to sleep on the couch. They have to share a bathroom with the other families on their floor. They have lived like this for years and they want a better life for their family. They would like to have a nice house in a good neighborhood. Mama wants a garden in the back of the house to grow plants. She says "Well, I always wanted me a garden like I used to see sometimes at the back of the houses down home." Mama says this because her plant she has now is the closest thing she has had to fulfilling her dream and now she might be able to make that dream come true. Ruth is pregnant and is thinking of an abortion because there is no room for the baby in the apartment. She wants a house so she can keep the baby. Mama goes and buys a house in a nice residential neighborhood with a nice patch of dirt for her garden. Ruth says "Praise God!" after hearing that Mama bought a house. Ruth yells "Hallelujah! and good-bye misery I don't never want to see your ugly face again!" Saying this, Ruth intends to move into the new house and leave the apartment and her bad life behind.
Walter dreams of becoming rich. Walter is thirty-five years old and all he is, is a limousine driver. Walter talks of investing in a liquor store with a man named Willy Harris. Ruth says "Willy Harris is a good for nothing load mouth.