A Raisin In The Sun Greed Quotes

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Money is often what is associated with greed in this world. It can blind people to the point where they disregard the situation of all others. In the play “A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, Walter Lee wants the money that was left from his late father’s life insurance to invest in a liquor store. Everyone else in the family thinks that it’s a very bad idea. His mother, also known as Mama, is the one receiving the money, and wants it to be spent on bettering the family. But Walter is forgetting the situation that the family is in, we see how Mama’s constant empathy and compassion eventually get walter to be compassionate as well. Everyone has their own way of thinking, whether good or bad. For someone to recognize that is very special. Walter is constantly pestering Mama for the money when everyone else says it's a bad idea, but Walter persists. And eventually Mama realizes what she is doing.“Listen to me, now. I say I been wrong, son. That I been doing to you what the rest of the world been doing to you. Walter- What you never understood is that I ain’t got nothing, don’t own nothing, ain’t never really wanted nothing that wasn’t for you. There ain’t nothing as precious to me.. There ain’t nothing worth holding on to, money, dreams, nothing else- if it means- if it means it’s going to destroy my …show more content…

And if you ain’t learned that, you ain’t learned nothing. Have you cried for that boy today? I don’t mean for yourself and for the family ‘cause we lost the money. I mean for him: what he been through and what it done to him.”(145) Even when Walter is at his darkest moment, and he has crossed Mama, she still tells Beneatha to show empathy for him. He tried to live his dream, and took a leap of faith, but everything had been stolen away from him. Even though he makes the bad decisions of how to go

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