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A Raisin in the Sun

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Act I, scene i

Quotes Act I, scene i

RUTH (Turning on him): Oh, no he ain't going to be getting up no earlier no such thing! It ain't his fault that he can't get to bed no earlier nights 'cause he got a bunch of crazy good-for-nothing clowns sitting up running their mouths in what is supposed to be his bedroom after ten o'clock at night …

WALTER: Just for a second—stirring them eggs. Just for a second it was—you looked real young again. (He reaches for her; she crosses away. Then, drily) It's gone now—you look like yourself again!

RUTH: You get your mind off money and eat your breakfast.