The Youngers’ meddling neighbor in their apartment in Chicago’s South Side. A “rather squeaky wide-eyed lady of no particular age,” Mrs. Johnson is a noisy neighbor who takes a voyeuristic interest in the Youngers’ decision to move to all-white Clybourne Park – a decision that she takes to be practically suicidal.
The timeline below shows where the character Mrs. Johnson appears in A Raisin in the Sun. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 2, Scene 2
...and knowing” look, aware that it is their meddling neighbor. Ruth opens the door and Mrs. Johnson enters, carrying a newspaper. Mama and Ruth politely greet Mrs. Johnson, who brazenly pats the... (full context)
...her bedroom and heads to the bathroom. On her way, she “crisply” says hello to Mrs. Johnson , who is insulted by Beneatha’s curt manner. After Beneatha exits, Mrs. Johnson tells Mama... (full context)