Joseph Asagai is a college instructor and intellectual. He has just
ASAGAI: Hello, Alaiyo--
(Long pause as she stands paralyzed, all her “maturity” suddenly dissolved to jello. Finally, as he peers around her:)
Well--come in. And please excuse everything. My mother was very upset about the place looking like this.
[... … …]
BENEATHA: (angrily) Yuk, yuk, yuk!
ASAGAI: It’s how you can be sure that the world’s most liberated women are not liberated at all. You all talk about it too much!
Lorraine Hansberry, A Raisin in the Sun, Samuel French, 1984, pp.49-53.
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