Raisin In The Sun Character Analysis

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The Man Walter Lee A Raisin in the Sun is written by Lorraine Hansberry and Walter Lee Younger is one of the main characters for the duration of the play. He goes through many trials and tribulations during the play. He goes from just being known as a boy to becoming a man throughout, and really plays a major role in how the family ends up moving and how the family goes through a lot of hardship over the course of the play. Walter Lee is the son of Lena, and the husband of Ruth. Beneatha is his sister and Travis is his son. During the play Walter and his sister Beneatha do not see eye to eye with their thoughts on the way the rest of the insurance money should be spent, they are getting insurance money because there father died. During the play Mama makes a decision to put a down payment on a house in an all-white neighborhood which is unheard of during this time. But there is money left after she does this and the family discusses what should be done with it. Walter wants it so he could become owner of a Liquor store, whereas Beneatha wants to go to go school to become a doctor. Mama gives him the remaining $6,500 of the insurance money, telling him to deposit $3,000 for Beneatha’s education and to keep the last $3,500. Walter agrees, but we come to find out when Bobo arrives that he did not put the money in the bank for his sister that he used all the money for the liquor store and that Willy Harris run off with it all. When this happens during the play it is tough to feel bad for Walter because throughout the play he has not been good with money from when his son asks for 50 cents and he gives a dollar and then has no money, or by him constantly spending money on alcohol. This also drives a very big wedge between Walter and Beneatha because she was entitled to some of the money that was lost during the business transaction. She even goes as far as saying “He is

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