In this play the first encounter that makes it clear

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In this play the first encounter that makes it clear of their economic status comes when their son need 50 cents for a school event. To us it may not seem like much but during this time 50 cents was a significant amount of money. The mother says she does not have it because she is waiting on a “check” that is supposed to arrive tomorrow. Both seem to have a bit of an argument but later on you find out that this is just typical playful banter for both characters. Once the father exits the bathroom he goes against
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what his wife says and gives his son the money he needs sacrificing his bus fair in-order to please his son. The first concern that arises for me is this “check”. Money has been known to be the root of all problems, so this new check seems like it may be more trouble then needed. Before the check even arrives the characters are attempting to discuss how this money will be used to benefit those who live in the household. The husband wishes to invest in a liquor store which seems like a good idea because investing your money into something that will constantly bring in more money is what they need. However as the story unfolds it becomes clear that he has a drinking problem when he encounters stress, so this liquor store may cause conflict at home. The husband’s sister wishes to be a medical student, so she hopes this check will help pay some tuition. But most of the household members are against it. They strongly believe thats a man’s career and she would be better of a nurse of some sort. Yet she fights she wants to break this barrier of what women are expected, or should be doing. She desires to be something so much more then just a stay at home trophy wife.
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