A Raisin In The Sun Walter Character Analysis

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Throughout the entire play, “A Raisin in the Sun” Walter goes through a few experiences such as sadness, euphoria, depression and at last hope in order to become a more dynamic character. At first he is a static and predictable character but as difficulties arise he gains a dynamic disposition. Although he is a static character at first, he is also a round character. He has many different ways of thinking, though he doesn’t put his thought into action. Some of the incidents that give him hope and euphoria, come crashing down and turn into doubt and despair. Finally, he realizes that things like family and happiness are the more important things in life. At the opening, Walter appears to be quite a melancholy man. He is unhappy with the cards that fate has dealt him. He feels like he has no purpose at all. Walter wants to have the ability to provide a better life for himself and his family but it is not within his reach to do so. Walter thinks that life is unfair at the moment. WALTER. This morning I was lookin’ in the mirror and thinking about it...I’m thirty-five years old; I been married eleven years and I got a boy who sleeps in the living room - and all I got to give him is stories about how rich white people live. (1912) So far Walter is a pretty flat character, he’s predictable. When he…show more content…
Through these happenings he was able to become a morally sound and dynamic character. He had to go through depression, euphoria, a short period of misery and finally he reached a point where he was able to hope even through all of his difficulties. He was able to find that even though life might be tough, tight and a sometimes miserable that it’s doesn’t always have to be that. He was able to become a round dynamic character all his own. Nobody forced him to change, he might been pushed in the right direction but all of the adjustments were his to make through reflection and taking
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