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How Does Walter Show Pride In A Raisin In The Sun

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In the book A Raisin In The Sun, Lorraine Hansberry is saying people should take pride in their beliefs/morals and not throw them away but rather progress them to improve a specific trait within themselves. Lorraine Hansberry says this through her main characters' trait, Walter's pride, Beneatha's impressionability, and Mama's love for her family. Throughout the book, Walter was always a prideful man. In the beginning, though, Walter believes his dreams should come true and that everyone should listen to him. He takes huge pride within himself and places himself higher than his family. On page 71, Ruth says, "That I got something to talk to you about, Walter," and Walter replied, "That's too bad." This is a sign of his childish pride. Like…show more content…
She showed this throughout the book by buying a house which allowed them to have more space for themselves and she also did Travis's chores in the beginning. In the beginning, she had her own ways of loving the family and the family disliked her ways, so they kept ignoring the fact that she loves them and Walter even used it against her by saying that she "butchered" his dreams. However, Mama didn't give in until the middle. In the middle, she started to become weaker and feels like she was not giving enough love to her children after seeing that Beneatha did not like her life and Walter did not like his life. She forced herself to contort to believing that loving her family meant following her family's wishes even if she had to go against herself. Hence giving Walter all the insurance money and not butting into Beneatha's business. However, her beliefs soon progressed by teaching her family to love their family and in turn, learning about it herself too. For instance, on pg. 145, Mama told Beneatha "There is always something left to love. [....] Child, when do you think is the time to love somebody the most? [….] It's when he's at his lowest and can't believe in hisself 'cause the world done whipped him
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