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What is the significance of Beneatha's statement about the cockroach spray?

Mama Look out there girl, before you be spilling some stuff on that child!

Travis (teasing) That's right - look out now!

Beneatha (drily) I can't imagine that it would hurt him - it has never hurt the roaches.


It is an expression of admiration for the cockroaches' strength.


It is an ironic use of humor expressing dissatisfaction.


It shows disappointment thatTravis was not hurt.


It is an attempt to distract Walter from thinking about the money.


She thinks Travis should be punished for swatting her.

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