Raisin In The Sun Greed

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In A Raisin in The Sun there is certainly a lot of loss to go through, as well as many different and opposing values. Walter, for example, was obsessed with being able to provide for his family and have the money to show for it. In his attempts to achieve this goal he ends up bankrupting the family and leaving them much worse off than before, all through his own selfishness and sense of pride. Walter at first wants to open a liquor store with the money left over by his late father, figuring it would be a good way to get easy money for the family, though his family are against this idea. Walters actions show that, while he thinks he is attempting to provide for what the family needs, he is going against what they are telling him to do. In his mind he values his opinion over everyone else’s, presumably because of his pride and arrogance in wanting to prove to his family that he is as good a man as his father ever was. Above this he often argues with the rest of the family who are usually all in agreement, save for himself of course, showing the reader even further that his opinion is to be taken over everyone else’s in his own mind. Furthermore, when …show more content…

His values were, and remain, centered around his own ideas and disregard all the ideas of the others who he claims to be acting in the best interest for. While in most situations the loss of all his money, the chaos in his family, and the prospect of living in a part of town where his family is not wanted would make the self proclaimed “man of the house” step up and take control, notice his wrong doings. Instead Walter remains in the dark and continues his ways without looking back, leaving the reader to assume further on into their life these problems will

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