Perry Mullins ENG-114-03 19, April 2011 Word Count 945 Walter becomes a man in the play a Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry The play was written in the 1950’s, and addressed family and dreams, but it was also about a man’s growth. He was consumed with thoughts of money and when his father passed away he was determined to get the insurance money from Mama. Walter a 35 year old man was struggling with living under his mother’s roof, and rule. This made him feel like a failure living under his mother’s thumb. In this play Walter began very childlike mentally and irresponsible, but in the end he grows to become a man.
But that didn’t stop her; she planned to go to Nigeria with Asagai for medical school, which costs money. This dream didn’t work out to well since Walter invested all the money that Mama gave him into the liquor store. He wanted to open a liquor store with Bobo and Willy because he wanted a real job. When Bobo came to tell him that Willy skipped town with the money Walter was in utter denial. Beneatha and Mama were furious along with Ruth.
He wonders whether those dreams shrivel up “like a raisin in the sun.” in the play, every member of the Younger family has a separate self asserted individual dream, Beneatha wants to become a doctor, for example, and Walter wants to have money so that he can afford things for his family by opening up a liquor store. The Younger’s struggle to attain these dreams throughout the play, and much of their happiness and depression is directly related to
Due to Nat’s condition, she doesn’t fit into a “normal” school, so her parents are sending her to boarding school. Forcing her family to move and her father to pick up two jobs on Alcatraz as a guard and electrician, he is rarely ever home to help the family out. Moose and Natalie’s father is willing to go to the extent of working two jobs and never being home to help out Natalie, because of her disability. Not only does Natalie’s condition affect her father but her brother. He is a twelve-year-old who wants to spend time with his friends and play baseball.
“Son, I think you should talk to your wife… I’ll go on out and leave you alone if you want” (p.70). Walter’s mother, Lena Younger, is trying to give her son and his wife alone time so his wife can tell him she’s pregnant. Walter ignores his wife and puts his focus on if he can have the check, but since no one wants to hear him out, he runs out the house to find peace. Walter’s dream for wealth and success impacted his actions by not going to work. “She said Mr. Arnold has had to take a cab for three days… Walter, you aint been to work for three days!
Huck finally gets away from the King and Duke but has seemed to lost Jim on the way. He comes to find out that the King sold Jim to Tom Sawyer’s Aunt Sally. Trying to get Jim back; Huck goes to Aunt Sally’s house acting like Tom. Tom arrives while Huck is at Tom’s Aunts house and helps Huck rescue Jim. While trying to rescue Jim, Tom was shot in the leg and Huck was forced to find a doctor.
On the other hand, there were many differences between Tom and Bernie. One important different is that Tom was a usurer; he gave people money for his own profit. He landed people money in a high interest, so high that they couldn’t pay back the money. But, Bernie did the opposite of Tom; he collected money from the people, and made them believe that they would be paid back in a high interest. He couldn’t pay back the money to the people because he spent the money for
This relates to Walter Lee because Walter, too, is chained. His obsession with becoming wealthy and prominent keeps returning through out the play. Walter feels as though no one in the family supports his idea of opening a liquor store, but they want him to be an entrepreneur, but opening a liquor store is against his mother's moral grounds. Walter's arrogance is clearer when he asks Beneatha about her decision to become a doctor: He asks why she couldn't just become a nurse or get married "like other women." When he comes home after drinking with his friends and Beneatha is dancing to the African music, he says, "Shut up" to Ruth, just before joining Beneatha in the dance.
No; hunger [is] back there, and fear.”(31) The police find Richard and take him back, but soon afterwards his mother takes Richard and his brother to her sister’s house. Living with his aunt does not work out, and after many years of living in many different households, Richard finds a job as a ticket collector at a movie theater. Richard is determined to escape the South, so, although it is risky and does not feel right, he takes part in money-making scams and steals to make enough money to flee. As he sees it, it is “freedom or the chain-gang.”(205) He goes to Memphis and stays with a woman who immediately wants him to marry her daughter, but Richard refuses because he cannot relate to their “peasant mentality” and does not want to be confined to such a simple life. (214) Richard hungers for literature because it lets him see the world beyond his own surroundings and becomes the only way he can express himself.
It was always her dream to have her own home. Walter wanted to open up a liquor store with an untrusting friend so that they could always have money in the future after investing in the business. Ruth became pregnant from her husband Walter, and feared that, that would cause even more of a burden on the family’s money problems. Beneatha had dreams of being in the medical field and was going to use the money for her school’s tuition. I liked the plot of the