As a result, Walter wanted to make good use of that money to not ruin his father’s legacy. In Walter’s mind, good use of that money was to buy the liquor store and help his family escape their economic status. However, since the money is gone, so are Walter’s hopes and
The remaining $3,500 was for Walter and his family. Mama made a decision that put Walter in charge of the remaining money, however she did not know that this decision might not have been the best for the Younger family. Walter was hesitant in taking the money, but Mama reassures Walter by saying, "I ain't ever stop trusting you" (Hansberry 546). This line from Mama foreshadows the possibility that Walter will not obey her and do something foolish with the money. Walter proves this foreshadowing as he is talking to Travis and says, "...your daddy's gonna make a transaction... a business transaction that's going to change our lives" (Hansberry 547).
143) Walter’s statement tries to tell the women that he didn’t try to make the world the way it is now. Yes, he wants luxurious items for him and his wife. However, even though he seriously messed up, he’s still the man in the family and will continue to make the decisions for the
After receiving a phone call from Walter’s employer, Ruth realises Walter has been skipping work. Walter admits he has no motivation to continue working at his current job. He also reveals that he has been using Willy Harris’s car to drive aimlessly and drink at the Green Hat (Hansberry 105). Walter’s drinking problem has worsened because of the lack of money. The reaction Walter experiences are similar to the line “Maybe it just sags/like a heavy load” (Hughes 9-10).
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. Mama is against this not only because it is risky but also because Walter would then be involved in the liquor business which in some ways is against her values. Eventually Walter convinces Mama to let him use some of the money any way he sees fit. She trust him with his money and with the responsibility of putting Beneatha's money into a bank. Instead of doing as he was asked Walter ended up using both his and Beneatha's school money to invest in the liquor store.
This includes his wife, Ruth, son, Travis, sister, Beneatha, and mother, Lena. He was a chauffeur for wealthy white men and absolutely hated it. After his father passed away, his mother received ten thousand dollars due to his life insurance policy. Walter wanted to take all of the money to start a liquor business with two other men. However, one of the men, stole all of his money.
Do you know what this money can do for us? I want so many things that they are driving me kind of crazy…Mama – look at me.” Page 75. Money is mentally consuming Walter’s mind. He has so many hopes and dreams for his family and being the man of the household, not being able to provide for his family results in him lashing out. He craves the idea of owning a liquor store, he wants a house, he wants to be able to give his family a better life, he wants to buy his wife pearls, he desires to give his family everything that white people
Hansberry in the passage above, stresses the importance of obtaining self esteem from integrity or character, rather than from material wealth. Walter Younger accepts conventional social norms about the role of the “man” in the family. By identifying with these norms, Walter allows himself to be demeaned due to his inability to provide financially for his extended family. Seeing her son getting increasingly depressed, Mama decides to give Walter a portion of the life insurance proceeds she receives from the death of
Walter Mitty got the the tire chains wrapped around the axles, so he needs to take the car to a garage for help. He waits too long at a traffic light, so a police officer had to tell him to hurry up. He also could not park his car properly either, so he needed a younger parking attendant to help him. Not to mention, Mrs. Mitty does not trust him around his car either, she repeatedly yells at him when he drives. The only way he could display masculinity came through this quote, "He raced the engine a little", this is a quotation from the story that symbolizes Walter’s life in the state of his car.
Walter realizes that in order for him to be wealthy, he must succeed at a business first. Walter believes that a liquor store will provide him both wealth and success, and will change his family’s lives. Furthermore, Walter’s dreams of a new life are inspired by the despair he experiences throughout the play. Walter allows himself to indulge in these dreams since that is all he has left of himself. Walter concludes that if he can create a successful business; it will provide him with the opportunity to share his dream with the entire Younger family, something he has hoped so badly