Walter is very insecure about his manhood throughout the story and his mother even tries to give his manhood to him. The only thing that Mama does when she tries to “fix” Walter’s manhood is make him more depressed and insecure about his role of a man in the world. In “A Raisin in the Sun” manhood plays a role of a brick wall for the characters, especially Walter. Walter is the father of Travis and the husband of Ruth but he doesn’t run the household. The apartment is his mother’s.
This demonstrates that having Walter to realize that Travis needs someone to look up to that desires more than just money. According to Mama, Travis needs to see a real man who will defend his family in time of hardships, and not a man who craves only money. Mama is determined that family values will touch and transform Walter into a different man, as shown by her yearning where she tries to persuade him. Towards the end of the play, Walter eventually achieves a sense of masculinity by rejecting
Walter exclaims, “¨I want so many things that they are driving me crazy...Mama-look at me” (Hansberry 73). Walter is a stubborn, self-centered, materialistic man. Walter is never satisfied with what he has. He longs for more. Walter can see his dream being put aside because of the situation he has been put in.
Later in the play Lena gave Walter $6,500 dollars to use a portion and to leave some money for his sister. In Lorraine Hansberry’s play “A Raisin in the Sun”, each character has a dream or goal that is altered by the events of the play. Walter is an ambitious and passionate man who works as a limousine driver. He’s obsessed with a business idea that he thinks will solve all of his economic and social problems. For example, his dream is to find a better job, so that he could
The reaction Walter experiences are similar to the line “Maybe it just sags/like a heavy load” (Hughes 9-10). The deferred dream causes Walter to sink to the bottom, and it seems like he may never resurface. He copes with this disappointment by drinking excessively. This leads Mama to understand how her lack for support has undermined Walter’s hope. After the money Mama gave him was stolen, Walter’s anger manifests to the point he claims,“What’s the matter with you all!
Selfish. These are all traits that would describe Walter Lee and his actions. Walter Lee is a character from the play A Raisin in the Sun in which a black family tries to get out of poverty and go against stereotypes by trying to start over with their Grandpa’s life insurance money. A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry explores the concept that greed leads to being blinded by money and forgetting about one’s loved ones as shown by the climax of the play, the character of Walter Lee, and the effect that his actions have on the rest of his family. The Character of Walter Lee shows that greed blinding a person can cause him to forget about the ones he loves.
As a result, Walter wanted to make good use of that money to not ruin his father’s legacy. In Walter’s mind, good use of that money was to buy the liquor store and help his family escape their economic status. However, since the money is gone, so are Walter’s hopes and
Walter dreams of becoming wealthy and providing for his family as the rich people he drives around do. He often frames this dream in terms of his family—he wants to give them what he has never had. He feels like a slave to his family’s economic hardship. His dream has been deferred by his poverty and inability to find decent employment. He attributes his lack of job prospects to racism, a claim that may be partially true but that is also a crutch.
Doesn’t really make since but it shows the characterize in Walter White. He makes good virtues but in the same way they are bad vices. He has to make bad vices to make good virtues. Walter is very smart and has great ideas throughout his ways in his life. He never really liked it his life.
It’s mentioned in the movie that Walter, in the long time that he’s worked at the Life Magazine, he’s never had a failure before. It wouldn’t be surprising that Walter would prefer to keep his good streak that way, thus accepting to stay as an “inactive” character. His character at the start of the movie demonstrates that Walter is a person who is more aware of the reactions of people around him and is more worried about consequences - an instrumental social action character. Despite his longing to fight back against Hendricks and other co-workers in his hallucinations, he remains submissive and compliant in order to keep his job as the negatives manager. However, Walter’s status as an “inactive” character changes shortly after Life Magazine announces that it will be releasing its final issue and shutting down.