A Raisin in the Sun
by Lorraine Hansberry
Ruth Younger Timeline and Summary
- Ruth wakes up and feeds Travis and Walter
- She refuses to give Travis fifty cents for school.
- She teases and kisses Travis when he is upset.
- When Walter gives Travis a dollar, it’s Ruth’s turn to get upset.
- We learn that Ruth is pregnant and planning to abort the child.
- She discourages Walter’s liquor store idea, but supports Walter’s position when later talking to Mama.
- Ruth begins singing with joy when she learns that Lena has bought a house.
- Ruth is crushed when she learns that Walter has gambled away the money, but is once again uplifted when the family moves to their new house.