How Does Mama Influence A Raisin In The Sun

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In every story each character influences the plot in some way, even if it’s something tiny. Just like the story Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansbury. The two main characters that influence the plot most through actions and dialogue are Walter and Lena Younger. Lena (also known as Mama) influences the plot in a positive way and does as much as she can to make her family happier. While Walter influences the plot in a negative way and brings the family down by pushing them away. Walter Younger influences the plot and its development in a defective way due to him only thinking about himself. Walter ruins his family’s happiness and pushes them away because he does not get what he wants. For example “Who’s fighting with you? Who even cares about …show more content…

We couldn’t have gone on like we was today we was going backwards instead of forwards- talking ‘bout killing babies and wishing each other was dead… When it gets like that in life- you just got to do something different, push on out and do something bigger…” Mama is the one who keeps the family together by doing something different when times are tough. Mama influences the plot in a positive way and tells everyone how it is to make them understand why she does what she does and what’s going on in their family. Lena Younger in one of the most positively influential characters in the book. The author, Lorraine Hansbury wrote the story Raisin in the Sun with characters who are more influential than others. Lena (Mama) and Walter Younger influence the plot in different ways and have different aspects on the life they are living with their family. Lena always does what she believes is best for the family and tries to make the family’s life stupendous. Walter pushes the family away and is selfish with his actions. Both characters are very different, but affect the plot in more ways than one. That’s why Mama and Walter are most influential in the

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