A Raisin In The Sun Character Analysis

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Early in the play “A Raisin in the Sun,” on page 34 Walter says: Walter. (Slams the table and jumps up) -- DAMN MY EGGS-- DAMN ALL THE EGGS THAT EVER WAS! (34) When Walter says this he is referring to the absence of change how he eats eggs every morning and everything is the same every morning and no one is doing anything to change how they live. Walter wants to change how they live and start liquor store for money to move out of their crowded apartment. Throughout the majority of the play, Walter wants to change the way they live and constantly tries convincing his mother to use the insurance money to start a liquor store. I chose this excerpt because I thought it was interesting how Hansberry chose to use Walter having the same breakfast as him trying to express there not being change around the apartment. This connects to the U.S history packet when it talked about the African Americans headed off to war and being treated better out there than back at home, and then when they got home they wanted home. Near the end of the play on page 148 when Walter has to decide if the family keeps the house or receives the money he says this to Lindner: Walter. 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
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