She also understands that his pursuit of money wasn't for self interest but to make things better for the whole family. It is also important to remember that “A Raisin in the Sun” is a play, the line “There is always something left to love. And if you ain't learned that, you ain't learned nothing” can also be interpreted as a direct address to the audience who at the time of this piece would have been predominantly white. Lena could have been seen as a voice advocating for social acceptance of black
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.
Walter is characterized as selfish, childish, and immature at the beginning of the play. By the end he is a true man and is a person that does what is right for his family. The reason why this is important is because this shows that events that transpire in a person’s life affect how that person will be shaped. People can change for the better based on their experiences in the
Do you know what this money can do for us? I want so many things that they are driving me kind of crazy…Mama – look at me.” Page 75. Money is mentally consuming Walter’s mind. He has so many hopes and dreams for his family and being the man of the household, not being able to provide for his family results in him lashing out. He craves the idea of owning a liquor store, he wants a house, he wants to be able to give his family a better life, he wants to buy his wife pearls, he desires to give his family everything that white people
In the Novel of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Daisy is one of the main characters, but one of the main themes of this novel is wealth. Daisy was brought up with a wealthy family, so of course that would throughout the years into her adulthood would become important to her. It was clear her love for wealth like with all things soon became rotten, and would begin to corrupt her life. This infatuation caused her to start making bad decisions. For instance she wouldn 't marry the man she loved because he was poor, she practically forced herself to marry a man because of his fortune, she then became unfaithful to her husband because her past lover now had a great amount of wealth.
Understand. That white man is going to walk in that door able to write checks for more money than we ever had. It’s important to him and I’m going to help him.I’m going to put on the show, Mama.” Walter believes that getting a lot of money for not moving is the best path. Walter wants to do this so he can finally have money for his family but his family is upset that he's doing that because they are wanting to get out of their current house. As the house is full of silence and disappointment as Walter waits for the man to come he thinks and when the man comes with the money he ends up saying “And we have decided to move into our house because my father my father he earned it for us brick by brick (MAMA has her eyes closed and is rocking back and forth as though she were in church, with her head nodding the Amen yes) We don’t want to make no trouble for nobody or fight no causes, and we will try to be good neighbors.
In the play A Raisin In The Sun, Lorraine Hansberry proved that in life, wealth always matters in how we dream and how we see ourself. Around the end of the book, Walter had been scammed of his money and was extremely devastated. He talked about his dreams and life lesson bitterly, seemingly losing himself slowly (pg. 141-144). During his talk with Mama, Walter bitterly talked about how he learned an important life lesson the hard way.
A Raisin in the Sun To be prideful is human nature, even when it hasn't been earned. Being proud of who you are and what you have accomplished is an important part of everyone's life, but sometimes we are prideful without something to be proud of. This kind of pride is shown in the play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry through the character Walter Younger. He enters the play with a false sense of pride in being a man, despite the fact that he is a chauffeur who is struggling to support his family. Throughout the plot, he struggles with acceptance of his social status and economical situations, but ends up achieving true fulfillment in simply being proud of who he and his family are as people with aspirations.
In particular Chris Mccandless should be supported for he had things happen to him that led up to the point where he wanted to go into the wild to get away from his old life and created a new one for himself to have more opportunities. Others may think he shouldn’t be supported just because he some bad flaws he had and also that he just left his sister who he actually got along with, but here are some reasons that are logical and reasonable to why Chris Mccandless should be supported. One of the reasons why readers should support Chris McCandless is because he is generous, he gave people inspiration, or felt inspired by others, and like in the book Krakauer tells us “Chris’s Father suggested the boy had probably been inspired.”(94),his way of living inspired everyone that you can live anyway you want. Not only but Chris also
The characters of The Life You Save May Be Your Own show extreme cases of selfishness and attempts to take advantage of people. In the same way, the attempt of Mr. Shiftlet to save a boy from committing his own mistakes is another form of interpreting the title. The instinct of survival that causes people to be willing to overlook any moral standard for their own benefit can be seen as other theme of The Life You Save May Be Your Own. Overall, title of Flannery O’Connor can have many interpretations, but one can not overlook the constant selfishness that resides throughout the story. Critiquing the title, quickly reveals the different intentions within a
If people are unaware of their rights, they could get cheated out of something important. Being aware makes you a guardian over your own rights. Sometimes, it’s not for the bigger picture, it is on a smaller scale and looking at things for yourself. It is important to know what your propriety, so that you can do what is morally correct for yourself, others, and the nation. Lastly, knowing the society could help you prosper at being a guardian to your children, friends, and neighbors.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars go into representing the value of a human life. The government continuously hands money to civilians who lost a loved one and struggle to maintain a lifestyle. Putting a dollar value on human life is without a doubt inhumane, but valuing life as much as possible is the most important aspect to discovering human value. Reading an interview titled, “Roger Ebert: The Essential Man [Excerpts]” by Chris Jones, I came to an appalling but realistic conclusion that sickness changes the way a person values life. Ebert, in the interview states, “I didn’t always know this, and am happy I lived long enough to find out.” He got incredibly sick and was on the verge of death and had finally realized how precious life and happiness was (paragraph 34).