How Does Walter Change Throughout A Raisin In The Sun

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In plays, books, movies, etc. characters tend to change based on what they experience during that time period. In the play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry the characters are struggling really bad financially not only because pay wasn’t good back then especially for the African Americans but the family also lived in Chicago during 1945-1959. Chicago then was a very racist and they were segregated and the whites were basically set p to succeed and the African Americans had to fight for their rights and had to fight for the rights that are supposed to be the natural rights. The family faces a lot of ups and downs in their life but some of the characters are more affected by the changes than others. Walter changes so much during the play …show more content…

Walter along with the rest of the family are waiting for a check with $10,000 on it and that’s what Walter believes he is going to buy the liquor store with. Walter’s want for this money causes him to be insulting towards others and becomes very irritable. With the family getting money Mama decides to buy a new house causing Walter to become enraged because he doesn’t get what he wants and it doesn’t go the way he planned but what he planned didn’t really have much benefit to the people around him unless the liquor store was a hit right off the …show more content…

Mama says that the decision is all Walter’s. Knowing how Walter has been in the past and want nothing but money the family is kind of fearful that he will choose the money and not take the house. Walter decided to go and move into the house and told Mr. Linder “...this here is my son and he makes the 6th generation of our family in this country…”(Hansberry 575). Walter also makes it known that he doesn’t want the money by telling Mr.Lindner that “We don't want your money.” and this shows that money was very important to Walter but after going through a lot he realizes that money is nothing compared to being with his family and loving those around him. Walter also finds it better to work for the money he has and would rather work day and night than getting a lot of money for nothing he

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