The Disputation of A Life A Raisin in the Sun is a play set during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s. where Walter and his family, a Southside Chicago black family, face many conflicts relating to the various issues that black families suffered during that time. Poverty, poor living conditions, sterotypes, racial inequality, and a general human desire to rise above struggle are the central focus of all the conflicts between the characters in the play. The Younger family consist of Walter Younger, his wife Ruth, and their son travis, share a residence with Lena Younger (Mama) Walters’ mother and his sister Bennie. Lenas irritability in cramped spaces, Ruth’s discovery of an extra child on the way, Benny’s desire to fulfill her dreams, and Walters entrepreneurial spirit are brought to light and fight when Lena Younger finds out she is due to inherit $10,000 from her late husbands insurance policy. Lena, lovingly reffered to as Mama throughout the play, she takes $3,500 and put it towards the downpayment of a fine house in the all white neighborhood of Clyborne Park, so that her daughter-in-law Ruth does not have to abort her second child. She also plans to put $3,000 …show more content…
He wants to take all $10,000 dollars and use it to open a liquor store with his friends Willy Harris and Bobo. His mother doesnt really agree with his ideas but hands him the $6,5000 left over after the downpayment. She tells him to put $3,000 of it into savings for his sister Benny so that she can finish college and become a doctor, and tells him that he is free to do what he thinks benifits his family most. Instead of adhearing to his mother’s wishes, he gives the money to Willy Harris for the business venture. Willy then stabs his friend in the back when he runs off with not only Walter’s cash but his dreams as well. Walter having found out what happened to his money then goes to the bar to drown his loss with
During the play, A Raisin in the Sun, the Younger family struggled to become better. Each family member views the world differently and had their own dreams. The son of the Youngers, Walter Lee, was unwilling to sacrifice his dreams for his family at first. Most of his actions hurt the family. Walter did not care and treated his family poorly.
Walter Lee Younger is offered money from Mr. Linder to buy out the claim on his house. Walter refuses because he thought that his family still had money left in their bank from his father’s recent death. Soon he finds out that two-thirds of their money
Two of the main characters, Walter and Beneatha, in Lorraine Hansberry’s play “A Raisin in the Sun” do not get along very well. They are siblings that have lived together for all of Beneatha’s life, because she is the younger sibling. Walter and Beneatha both want to pursue their dreams. Both dreams are to help people but they want to help different people. Walter wants to help himself and his family while Beneatha wants to help other people.
Since Mama is a Christian she doesn’t believe in putting money towards something like that. “Ledger this late in life”, it means she doesn’t want the liquor store written in her book of life, and she doesn’t “aim to speak on it again”.. In the film the bar he is trying to invest in is called Kitty Cat in the film, but in the play it is called Green Hat. Mama went to get Walter from the bar and she gave him 6,500 dollars.
When Mama comes home she tells Walter what she really did with the money. She goes on by saying that she put 3500 dollars to the house she bought and the rest is to be decided by him. Mama gave Walter the money so he can decide what to do with it. She wanted half of the money to be for Beneatha 's school. After hearing this, Walter
Walter is a middle age that is ashamed of were he is inn life. When walter discovers that he will get 10 grand from the insurance company when his father died, he gets some big dreams about owning a liquor store. He belives that if they invenst all of their money into a liqoure store, that they will become rich and move out of the getoh. He is the only man in the house besides his son travis who is almost never there. So it is just him and 3 women.
In the play A Raisin In The Sun, Lorraine Hansberry explores issues revolving around race and class. She creates the character of Walter Lee Younger to express the issues that African American males struggle with, specifically social injustices. Because of the racial and discriminatory barriers that are stacked against him, Walter struggles to support his family. He will have to deal with obstacles that keep him from achieving his dreams and that ultimately change him as a man.
A humble chauffer living in a dreary house who dreams of a better future • Ruth Younger: Walter’s wife, newly pregnant, and is constantly burdened by the family’s money issue • Beneatha Younger: Sister of Walter; Aspiring to be a doctor and explores ways to express herself • Mama (Lena) Younger, “Mama”: The “bastion” set in her ways, but also takes every opportunity to love on her children and her beloved plant by the window sill • Joseph Asagai: Beneatha’s lover from Nigeria, egging to take her Nigeria with him Plot Synopsis: The play opens with many signs of tiredness in the furniture,
When mama returns she has the remaining money and gives it all to Walter hope that help him become more of a man and trusting he’ll make the right decision and first put a savings for his sister’s schooling. Yet Walter doesn’t he gives all the money into an investment and later the next day is informed by Bobo that Willy took all the money and ran off leaving the
Walter wishes for approval and trust. Beginning with his friends, Ruth has not respected Walter’s friend choices throughout the play. Willie and Bobo are the friends; they all share the same dream. Walter asks his mother for financial support to help him chase his dream of opening up a local liquor store with his buddies. Mama puts her foot down by saying, “I don’t ‘low no yellin’ in this house, Walter Lee. .
Langston Hughes once wrote, “What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up / like a raisin in the sun?” In the play, A Raisin in the Sun, it opens with a family of five living in an apartment in Chicago’s Southside during the 19050s and struggles socially and economically as they dream of a better life (486). The recurring theme that family is more important than materialism is shown as Walter proves his masculinity by helping his family to move out of the apartment. Throughout the play, Walter grows from a greedy and selfish person to a responsible family member like his father.
In the play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, Mama and Walter influence the plot the most. The play was taken place during the 1950’s Southside Chicago. Mama is a very loving, caring character that tries to take care of her family the best she can. Walter is selfish, wants what is better for himself and argues with everyone. The family struggles, they are poor living in a small apartment with five people.
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)
Everyone feels sympathetic for Walter because he has a drinking problem. Lena trusts him with sixty-five hundred dollars and he gives it away trying to do a deal that goes wrong. The antagonist of this story is Karl Lindner. Karl is the bearer of bad news. He is apart of the greeting committee of Clybourne Park which is known as a "white" neighborhood.
Instead of drinking alcohol the youngers invest in it. Walter is over portrayed in a way that makes him seem like a screw up when in actuality Walters main dream for his son to be successful and have a real job. Walter wants to be there for his family and give his son a head start in life. In order for this to happen Walter believes that he should invest in an liquor store as a “get rich quick scheme”. It clear that Walter is not aware of how much of a risk investing that much money in something you don't know much about is.