Mama, wants to buy a house to fulfill a dream she shared with her husband. Mama’s son, Walter Lee, would rather use the money to invest in a liquor store with his friends. He believes that the investment will solve the family’s financial problems forever. Walter’s wife, Ruth, agrees with Mama, however, and hopes that she and Walter can provide more space and opportunity for their son, Travis. Finally, Beneatha, Walter’s sister and Mama’s daughter, wants to use the money for her medical school tuition.
Later in the play Lena gave Walter $6,500 dollars to use a portion and to leave some money for his sister. In Lorraine Hansberry’s play “A Raisin in the Sun”, each character has a dream or goal that is altered by the events of the play. Walter is an ambitious and passionate man who works as a limousine driver. He’s obsessed with a business idea that he thinks will solve all of his economic and social problems. For example, his dream is to find a better job, so that he could
Walter got a little angry when he was asking George , a rich friend of his daughter, if they could talk business. George ended up blowing him off saying he was busy. Walter responded with “I know ain’t nothing in this world as busy as you colored collage boys with your fraternity pins and white shoes”(Hansberry . 84). Walter was basically saying wow your a preppy rich boy that thinks he 's better than me.
The apartment is his mother’s. The idea of manhood to Walter is more than just running the household but supplying for his family and allowing them to be happy. At the time, the Younger family is struggling financially and they the mother of travis, Ruth, is going to have another baby. He then blames his relationship with his wife as holding him back from becoming a good husband. This shows that Walter can’t do anything while himself and his family does not believe in him.
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).
Hansberry exhibits Walter’s state of isolation when he declares, “Nobody in this house is ever going to understand me” (Hansberry 38). The constant bickering between Walter and
Selfish. 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.
In A Raisin in the Sun, Walter and Ruth have a personality that correlates to the traditional gender expectation. Walter has an abrupt nature, while Ruth is demure and quiet; the temperament of the two characters corresponds to a man expectation to be dominant and superior to women. Walter comments, “Don’t call it that. See there, that just goes to show you what women understand about the world. Baby, don’t nothing happen for you in this world ’less you pay somebody off!” (Act 1, Scene 1).
Walter exclaims, “¨I want so many things that they are driving me crazy...Mama-look at me” (Hansberry 73). Walter is a stubborn, self-centered, materialistic man. Walter is never satisfied with what he has. He longs for more. Walter can see his dream being put aside because of the situation he has been put in.
Doesn’t really make since but it shows the characterize in Walter White. He makes good virtues but in the same way they are bad vices. He has to make bad vices to make good virtues. Walter is very smart and has great ideas throughout his ways in his life. He never really liked it his life.