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.
Now, Roderigo thinks Cassio likes her too and vice versa. He feels pressured to protect against their love. In order for Roderigo to remove Othello and Cassio out of his way he listens to Iago’s evil scheme. Roderigo must get into a fight with Cassio because he is competition and, so he loses his reputation and his post as lieutenant. Roderigo has been forced by Iago to sell all of his belongings to pay Iago in false hope of getting Desdemona and to carry out evil.
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.
Dreams are not guaranteed to come true. Myrtle Wilson, MYRTLE WILSON THE WHORE OF A WIFE, dies before achieving any of her dreams. She had an affair with Tom Wilson as an attempt to bring herself closer to the wealthy upper class, but she was never happy with what she had. In this novel, dust is a symbol representing the poor and desolate. When Myrtle dies, her blood is united “with the dust” (137, ch. 7), signifying how dissatisfying her life was.
Likewise, Michael’s mother does not approve of such a marriage and she says: “[…] I never knew till this day it was a black born fool I had for a son” (TW II. 34). Despite the scorn of his mother, Michael eventually decides to marry Sarah because, like a bourgeois, he has patriarchal economic reasons for tying up his woman as wife as she earns a great deal of money. She is good at selling and, unless married, she might leave him for another man. “He wants to keep possession of her sexual favors and her earning ability” (sternlicht.73). To his mother he says: “If I didn’t marry her, she’d be walking off to Jaunting Jim maybe at the end of the fall of
The form of greed Paul shows us is greed caused by his endless desperation for more money because he believed that if he had a lot of money, his mother would finally love him. Greed is commonly associated with selfishness the common idea of a greedy person is selfish. Paul shows us that greed can exist where selfishness does not. His actions have nothing to do with self gain but yet still demonstrate a form of greed which was rather unconventional.
The first part of her dream may be deferred because of the money Walter loses. Her dream is also one deferred for all women. Beneatha lives in a time when society expects women to build homes rather than careers. As for saving her race from ignorance, Beneatha believes she can make people understand through action, but the exact course she chooses remains unclear at the end of the play.
Desperate to fulfill this dream, he takes $6,500 of his mother’s insurance money that she obtains shortly beforehand following the death of Walter Sr. and strikes a deal with two friends of his to purchase a liquor store. This causes him to be scammed by one of them. Langston Hughes’ poem accurately represents the state of the family after Walter’s investment. In the play, the immediate answer to Walter’s betrayal of the family is to “explode” with anger.
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. After he had been deceived, he realized that life isn’t what he dreamed it was, “Life just like it is. Who gets and who don’t get.”
This underlying tone that money is only okay if it is respectable arises within Frank’s communication to Vivie, with Frank going so far to say that “if [Vivie] ever put your arm around her waist in my presence again, I’ll shoot myself there” (Shaw 1812). This ridiculous and hyperbolic claim calls further attention to Frank’s disrespect for Mrs. Warren in that his fragile masculinity has been so attacked by her disapproval of marriage that he feels the need to influence Vivie. This conversation points out the irony in Frank’s thought process, where
If you so crazy ‘bout messing ‘round with sick people – then go be a nurse like other women – or just get married and be quiet...” (1.1. 346-348). He believes that his dreams of becoming a business are more important than Beneatha’s dream to become a doctor. Walter also exemplifies greed when he says, “No-- it was always money, Mama. We just didn 't know about it” (1.2. 339), revealing money is more important.
and he did not attempt to reconcile their relationship. Greed blinded Scrooge because, it replaced not only his compassion but also the most important part of his life; his beloved sweetheart it caused him to only care about the money or dowry which caused him to leave her. This event also proves that the theme is that greed causes us to lose our humanity and our compassions.
Later on in the play, a white man named Mr. Linder bribes the family with money so they wouldn’t move into the new house but the family doesn’t take the offer. Later in act three Mama announces that they are not going to move, Ruth protests the idea. Walter called Mr. Linder and invited him to come over with his intentions to take his offer of money in exchange to not move anymore. “ (looking at his sister) we are going to do business with him.” Though this is later in the story it still goes to show Walter is still somewhat obsessed with having more money and doing what he wants with it.
As more is revealed about Gatsby in the Plaza it looks less and less likely that Daisy is going to leave Tom for Gatsby. Daisy isn 't able to convince Tom or anyone else at the Plaza that she loves Gatsby. So much so that Tom even insists that Gatsby ride home with Daisy. After Myrtle’s death Gatsby still hoped for Daisy to come back for him, it never happens and Daisy and Tom end up running away from the mess they made in New York. Myrtle ended up cheating on Wilson because Tom had the money that Wilson lacked, she felt like she deserved more than she was getting.
I’ve seen him when - what else do they want from him, Maudie, what else … They’re perfectly willing to let him do what they’re too afraid to do themselves - it might lose ‘em a nickel.. They’re perfectly willing to let him wreck his health doing what they’re afraid to do, they’re -’” (page 316) In this quote, Aunt Alexandra is complaining to Miss Maudie how unfair it is that the townspeople are making Atticus do things that they don’t want to do.