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In the play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry and in the short story Running from Racists by Suzanne Seixas Both the Youngers and the Longs experience troubled situations dealing with money In A Raisin in the Sun the Youngers are surrounded by financial problems through out the entire book In the beginning is when we notice most of their money problems On page 10 Travis asks his mother Ruth for 50 cents and Walter asks Why not to Ruth and in response she says Because we dont have it Another reoccurring question by the Younger family is Check coming today This shows that they have a lot of money problems because this check is very important to them and it probably because the check can change their whole lifestyle On page 23 Mama says brother still worrying himself sick about that money and by her saying that you know that Mama is fine with her finances but she is worried about Walter who is not happy with his financial status In the short story Running from Racists the Longs experience financial problems because their son had been chased by a bunch of skinheads and they had moved out of the 3 bedroom house to another 3 bedroom house that was only 3 miles away from their old house and the rent was higher than their old house A quote by the narrator is The Longs now need advice on how to budget boost savings in that very little quote we find out that the Longs are still trying to find a way to budget their money for their other son Reggie who has Down Syndrome In conclusion the Youngers and the Longs have experienced financial problems and because of their color getting out of their financial problems was rough and caused internal family problems that they had resolved which brought both families closer than they were
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