Why is Ruth so upset that she is pregnant?
Ruth is upset that she is pregnant mostly because of the family's financial concerns and the limited space in the house. But she is also concerned because her marriage has not been going particularly well. Ruth is seriously considering having an abortion—she has even made a down payment for the possibility—and she is disappointed when Walter does not make himself available to talk to her about it.
Why is Beneatha worried that her mother will embarrass her in front of Asagai? How does Beneatha and Mama's conceptions of Africa differ?
Beneatha is worried that her mother will ask Asagai naive things about Africa...
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