Failure In Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun

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The need for us to fail is a key part in success. A lot of the time people lose sight of that and spiral off the narrow road to success because either failing discourages them or makes them lose hope. This is evident in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin In The Sun, The character Walter has an issue with what he believes is his purpose in life. He believes his purpose in life is only to make money and then he can be happy and be with his family. Currently he is living in a two room apartment with his mother, wife, son, and sister. His also has a new baby on the way and more than ever he wants to have more money. But, because of his failures his family is not able to trust him with money. And because money is so unattainable to him the second he gets any money it goes to a get rich quick scheme. His family finally realizes that it is time that he learns and by allowing him to take charge and lead the family he can grow and get better at managing his money and making the family more. Initially, walter was not able to take lead because of his family, making him unable to take charge of the of the …show more content…

At first walter wanted to take Mr.Lindner's offer because it was a way of getting back the money that he lost. It was a struggle for him to decide. Keep the house and allow his family to live comfortably in a larger place or take the money and start from square one again. Mama allows him to take the executive order and decide what would be best for the family. “ and we have decided to move into our house because my father - my father - he earned it for us brick by brick.” Walter responded. Finally he realizes and was able to use his skills that he learned through trial and error. He sat back and mixed the situation so he could make the best decision for his

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