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When Beneatha asks Mama why she is bringing the plant, Mama's response is, "It expresses me." (Hansberry 2:3)
How does this passage affect the mood of the scene?
Mama belittles Beneatha with her mocking tone.
Mama's playful attitude produces a festive mood.
The defensive tone of the remark underscores all of the family's problems.
The ironic tone of the statement reveals a lack of concern for the plant.
Mama's assertive tone restores order to the family.