Beneatha is different from other Younger family members because, unlike the life goals of the other heroes, which fully correspond to the American dream, her ideas about happy life are not related to wealth. For the rest of the heroes, the dream is identified with their own house, built on their own income on their own land with a large courtyard. Lena Younger’s dream is a modest house with a garden; this fully corresponds to the role of a woman in an ideal American family.
Lena’s eldest son is Walter Younger: he also has a dream, which is quite prosaic – to have his own wine business. He judges life from a utilitarian point of view, believing that money will be his protection from racial humiliation. Beneatha, the youngest daughter and the object of family pride, is studying to be a doctor but does not dream of becoming an exemplary housewife. Her life goal is not limited to her personal life arrangement. Self-expression is more important to the heroine. This is why she does not choose the wealthy businessman George Murchison. Instead, Beneatha goes to Africa with student Joseph Asagai from Nigeria and applies her knowledge there.