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WALTER (to his wife only)
Well why not?

RUTH (simply and with flavor)
'Cause we don't have it.

WALTER (to Ruth only)
What you tell the boy things like that for? (reaches into his pants with a rather important gesture) Here, son - (He hands the boy the coin, but his eyes are directed to his wife's. Travis takes the money happily)

TRAVIS
Thanks, Daddy. (Hansberry 1.1)

Why would Walter give his son fifty cents over Ruth's objections?

A

Walter thinks Ruth is being unnecessarily cruel.

B

Walter wants to be seen as the head of the household.

C

Fifty cents is an inconsequential amount of money.

D

Walter wants to avoid any conflicts within his family.

E

Walter wants Travis to develop an appreciation for hard work.

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