As he is seen in the play, it can be deduced that his stressed personality mainly comes from the fact that he has no money to portray power. His dream with the money is to form part of the liquor store plan so that both, family and especially himself earn. If he has the opportunity to provide enough money to the family, he would had opportunity to show he is capable. He also will be seen as the male of the family who has the last
She discusses racial struggle of white vs. African American. The title of this play references the assumption of Langston Hughes prominently poses in the poem he writes about the forgotten or delay dream. As he doubts whether such dream blow up or not “like a raisin in the sun” .Since every family members have its individual dream, Beneatha wishes to become a professional doctor , Walter wishes to have a lot of money so that he can raise the standard of living . Furthermore, Beneatha seems as the lord of her power as compare to others. According to all these points, racism and race issue are central and are also assumed as central in an encouraging the consequent decisions and discussion related to Younger’s family.
Walter Lee Younger is a character in the play A Raisin in The Sun who changes from the beginning to the end of the play. Walter is an African American man that is stuck in a cycle of getting nothing done, but wants to get out of it with his own ambitious business ideas. After the death of his father, there is an insurance check of ten thousand dollars coming to the Younger household, and the way the money is spent is a problem throughout the play. In the play A Raisin In The Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, Walter changes from struggling to understand what it means to be a man to becoming a true man because at the beginning of the play he is an agressive, selfish and childish dreamer, but he begins to become a man by the end of the play. This change can be seen by examining Walter’s diction and characterization.
Not considering the fact that his wife might possibly have an important topic to discuss. Walter just continues to proceed in asking Mama for the money for his dream a liquor store. However, Mama only shuts him down, because investing in the family is more vital than a store. As his persisting comes to an end
He was one of those men that dreamt for many things but never really worked hard enough to actually earn them. He mentioned many times that he wanted to be able to provide for his family as his late father had done for them. Throughout the play he mostly complained about receiving the money that was never his to begin with. The money wasn’t well earned and it created tension and conflict between the family. As the article says, “The American dream is the ideal that the government should protect each person’s opportunity to pursue their own idea of happiness,” (Amadeo).
He believes he is “..see[ing] life like it is” (141) in order to rightfully take his place as the head of the family by making this decision for them, regardless of the hope this house brought them all. The rest of the Younger family is disconcerted by this new business deal, and asks Walter if this is what he truly wants and believes is right, to which he responds that he’s “Going to feel fine…[like] a man…” (144). Due to internally knowing he still had prove himself but not physically doing so, Walter’s delicate, false pride in being a man doesn’t allow him to consider how his actions affect
In Lorraine Hansberry’s, A Raisin in the Sun, many hidden but touching meanings are portrayed through various objects, especially Mama’s plant, throughout the play. A Raisin in the Sun depicts a struggling African-American family, also known as the Younger family, coming together to fulfill their deceased relative’s dream. The deceased relative was Mr. Younger. His dream was to move his family into a much better house.
She is no longer the beautiful actress whom she once was and he cannot control her any longer, but he still longs to be a part of her life. He begins giving her money to help support her family, and tries desperately to show her that just because her looks are gone does not mean that her value is. Even though she tries to shut him out, he never gives up. He even offers to take her son under his wing and teach him how to be a gentleman, an offer which she eventually accepts. After she outcasts herself, Pio learns to see Camila as a person instead of as something to train and control and realizes that he can and does love her
Regardless of whether it be a table cover, education, etc. that is her desire, it made her cross the line, which were against the gender expectations. She did her duties at a minimum just so her father wouldn’t notice that she is putting her household chores aside. Women knew what they were relied upon to do, but since the nineteenth century, woman have been attempting to pursue what they want to do. Psyche on the other hand, tries to consolidate her desire and duties to try to please both.
As far as history would go, there were many traditional ideas of gender around the world. Like in Egypt, the pharaohs were ideally male, or during the medieval times the King upheld all the power and led his people. The play A Raisin in the Sun was written by Lorraine Hansberry. The play is about the Younger’s family and their struggles; it takes place in the South Side of Chicago during the World War II era. The play both portrays the traditional American ideas of what it is to be a man and a woman, but subverts them too.