After receiving the life insurance money from her late husband, Lena
RUTH: So you went and did it!
MAMA: (quietly, looking at her son with pain) Yes, I did.
RUTH: (raising both arms classically) PRAISE GOD!
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WALTER: What you need me to say you done right for? You the head of this family. You run our lives like you want to. It was your money and you did what you wanted with it. So what you need for me to say it was alright for? (bitterly, to hurt her as deeply as he knows is possible) So you butchered up a dream of mine--you-- (pointing at her) who always talking ‘bout your children’s dreams--
Lorraine Hansberry, A Raisin in the Sun, Samuel French, 1984, pp.83-87.
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