How Does Walter Influence Mama In A Raisin In The Sun

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In the play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, Walter and Mama have influenced the plot in multiple ways. The Younger family has always been a very close family, but now they have all become very short with each other; and the relationship with Ruth and Walter is starting to divide. Mama, Walters’s mother puts a down payment on a house as a way to bring everyone closer together. Although, her plan did not go as planned because of where the house is located and now Walter cannot make his big investment with Willy Harris. Walter influences the plot of the play in more ways than most of the other characters. His attitude in the beginning is very forward, he comes off very kind but pushy when it comes to the insurance check and how the money should be spent. As the play goes on Walter is now very rude and tends to argue about the little things that have been going on. After Mama told everyone the news about the house, Walter was the only one who was against the idea; “What you need me to say you done right? You the head of the family. You run our lives like you want to. It was your money and you did what you wanted to do with it”. Walters words and actions in this scene is very melodramatic, he is thinking of himself and how it only affects him with what the money was used for. Mama was very saddened by what Walter had said to her; it ended the scene with Mama saying, “Walter Lee”. The stage directions put Mama sitting alone in the house with no one around. Walters’s words affected Mama greatly, making her …show more content…

Mama and Walter influenced the plot in many ways than one. Each said things to inspire the other characters or to help them in multiple ways. Mama helped with buying the house to draw the family closer, but the Walter sold out his sister of her college money to invest in the store that never truly worked

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