Unformatted text preview: Mama fears that the dream she had for the family may die or never sprout again. She fears this because the family's issues will cause the family to separate. This can be seen in scene 3 after Walter loses the money and when Beneatha says that Walter, "is no brother of mine," and argues that, "there is nothing left to love," about him (144). Mama's says, " if this little old plant don’t get more sun than it’s been getting it ain’t never going to see spring again" (43). In the figurative sense, the sun is a need for the plant or dream to grow. This shows Mama's characteristic of being concerned about the future and holding on to her dream. Therefore, the significance of having Mama returning to the empty apartment to grab her plant is to symbolize her characteristic of commitment to persevering her dream as the family faces new circumstances....
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- Spring '19