BENEATHA (Bitterly) Because it doesn’t seem deep enough, close enough to what ails mankind! It was a child’s way of seeing things—or an idealist’s.
ASAGAI But did you earn it? Would you have had it at all if your father had not died?
BENEATHA Well—we are dead now. All the talk about dreams and sunlight that goes on in this house. It’s all dead now.