How Does Walter Lee Younger Change

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“Part of growing up is just taking what you learn from that and moving on and not taking it to heart.” ~ Beverley Mitchell. Walter Lee Younger changes drastically throughout the play “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry. Walter starts out as a person who whines and throws a fit when he does not get his way and turns into a responsible man who can care for himself and make important decisions. Three examples of this in the play is when Walter goes into a depression because Mama will not give him the money to open his shop. This changes him because he realizes that not everything has to go his way. The second example of Walter changing is when he loses the rest of the money. This changes him because he realizes how irresponsible and childish he was acting. The final example of …show more content…

The first of the three scenes that show that Walter evolved is when he got upset that he could not get the money for his liquor store. This showed that at the start Walter was acting like a pouting child. The second scene is when Walter loses all of the money. This scene shows that Walter is evolving because this is when he learns that not everything is going to go his way and that you should be careful of who you trust. When Walter tells Mr. Lindner that they are moving into the house and that there is nothing that he can do about it is the final scene that shows that Walter is evolving into his “Manhood”.this scene shows that Walter is “growing up” because he learns that he has to take control of his life and not just make decisions for himself. Sometimes people need to “grow up” and make intelligent decisions in order to avoid “going down the wrong road”. “I know that in my past I was young and irresponsible - but that's what growing up is. You learn from your mistakes.” ~ Lindsay

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