| Quote #13
MAMA (Still staring at [the check])
The arrival of Walter's life insurance check is a momentous event. The Younger family is beside itself with the possible doors that money opens.
| Quote #14
MAMA (She holds the check away from her, still looking at it. Slowly her face sobers into a mask of unhappiness)
After Lena receives the much-anticipated money, she realizes there is no price someone can put on a lost loved one. It seems she would remain in total poverty if she could have her husband back.
| Quote #15
WALTER (Picks up the check)
Walter feels limited from opportunities because of the family's lack of money. The poverty that he's been trapped in for his entire life is starting to drive him crazy.