Is Ruth pregnant?
Although using the test is the most involved process in the world, Ruth eventually finds out she in fact pregnant. To make matter worse, the father of the wrestler-in-training’s growing fetus is her best friend Debbie’s husband, Mark (Rich Sommer).
What is a settled woman?
a settled woman a woman who looks older than her actual years mainly because she has resigned herself to her “lot in life.”
How does Ruth describe life?
She is described as strong and full bodied; she has overcome and adjusted to many things in life; she is a “beautiful woman.” How does Mama feel about Walter’s business deal? How does Ruth describe life? How does this reflect society and how it relates to the Younger family at the time?
What does Ruth mean when she says God is the color of water?
When Ruth says she thinks of God as “the color of water,” she means that God is not black or white, he is not of one race or another, but of all races and none. While Ruth embraces both black and white people, she knows that prejudice is widespread and intense.
What did Ruth do about the pregnancy?
After Aunt Betsy repeatedly asked Ruth what the matter was, Ruth finally broke down and admitted that she was pregnant. Aunt Betsy not only kept the secret, she connected Ruth to a doctor willing to perform abortions.
Why is Asagai’s nickname for beneatha appropriate?
Why is Asagai’s nickname appropriate? It means “One for Whom Bread – Food – Is Not Enough.” It is appropriate because he as well as Beneatha and Walter want more from life than just survival. They want a better quality of life.
Does Ruth get an abortion?
Ruth needed space for her unborn child. Ruth’s decision to abort the baby brought about significant changes in the play. Her act of desperation is what caused Mrs. Lena Younger to act and buy a house.
What does Ruth consider when she finds out that she is pregnant?
This all comes to a head for Ruth, when she finds out she is pregnant and considers an abortion. In the ’50s, an abortion would have been a) illegal and b) dangerous. But according to Mama: “When the world gets ugly enough – a woman will do anything for her family.