The correct answer to this question isWalter wants to dreams of a better life, and Ruth keeps pushing reality back at him. Walter and Ruth are characters from the screenplay, A Raisin In the Sun. The eggs that Walter speaks of is a metaphor for his life.
He doesn't care about the eggs or anything else, because as hard as he works, it seems to be never enough to improve the situation for himself and his family. One of the reasons for this is that they are an African-American family that is held back because of their race.
A Raisin in the Sun is a play. It was also turned into a movie and this play has a familiar and well-known title. It was written by Lorraine Hansberry about an African American family who lives in Chicago. They have lived in this neighborhood and suffer due to having limited means.
However, the father has died and the family receives a payout following the death from his life insurance. This seems like a way to make themselves better. One famous line is when Walter says, “Damn my eggs, damn all the eggs that ever was!” He says this in reference to their situation which never changes even though they want to do whatever they can to make their lives better but it never changes.