At its core, “The Black Walnut Tree” is a conflict between the sentimental and what practically needs to be done. Throughout the poem, the author utilizes a very matter-of-fact and almost dismissive tone as the daughter and her mother debate whether or not to sell the tree and finish paying off a loan that they owe. As the poem progresses, this matter-of-fact tone transitions into figurative language as the black walnut tree takes on a more symbolic view. Mary Oliver shows in “The Black Walnut Tree” that the tree symbolizes the family’s heritage and all that their father has sought to accomplish, and, while the mortgage weighs down the family, cutting down and selling the tree would, in a sense, betray the family and what it stands for.
Both versions of A Raisin in the Sun are parallel in that the unique relationships between the characters and the vibrant personalities of each character are portrayed similarly. The elements of the plot structure – the exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution - were also remained constant in both versions of A Raisin in the Sun. In both the play and the movie, we can see that the unique relationships between the communications between characters are portrayed in similar tones and body languages. They argue about the same things and resolve their problems in similar ways. For example, when Beneatha and Walter’s conflicting dreams are threatened by how a sum of money would be spent – Walter wants to be a business man and thus use the insurance money to invest in a liquor store, while Beneatha hope that the money would be put into the bank for her studies
“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
In every story each character influences the plot in some way, even if it’s something tiny. Just like the story Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansbury. The two main characters that influence the plot most through actions and dialogue are Walter and Lena Younger. Lena (also known as Mama) influences the plot in a positive way and does as much as she can to make her family happier. While Walter influences the plot in a negative way and brings the family down by pushing them away.
Walter Younger is a very complicated character in the play A Raisin in the Sun. He has a dream of opening up a liquor store, but doesn’t have the financial support. Luckily for him, due to the recent death of his father, a check in Walter’s father’s name is given to his mother, Lena “Mama” Younger. This check contains ten thousand dollars, which is more than enough money for Walter to open up his store and follow his dreams. Unfortunately, when he finds out that his mother had spent part of the money, he is devastated, so to make him feel better, Mama gives Walter 6,500 dollars to use for his own discretion. This decision, in turn, drastically changes Walter’s mood from negative, drunk, and rude to more positive, sober, and believing that his dream could actually become a reality.
In some plays the experience of an important character changes him or her; this can be said about Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun. A perfect example of a changed character from this play is Walter Lee Younger. Through the trials and tribulations that him and his family are made to face he becomes a better man.
money. Mama, Walter’s mother and the head of the house, is put in the play to display family is greater than money. When the plot takes a direction change and the family receives insurance money from Mama’s dead husband, the attitude in the household shifts. Always being a family oriented woman, Mama, even with ten thousand dollars is still sad that her husband isn’t there to share the great fortune with him. This clearly displays Mama’s core values and why Lorraine Hansberry put her in the play to show these
The play “ A Raisin In The Sun “ wrote by Lorraine Hansberry is a inspiring play about the Younger family. A typical African American family in the late 1950’s trying to make life better for themselves. They’re a family trying to overcome the difficulties and obstacles that comes with being black in America in that time. Obstacles such as lynchings,segregation,racial discrimination and overall the difficulties that comes with being black in America. With external problems within the family the characters also internal conflicts within themselves. From seeing the family fight with one another to loving each dearly it was big character development. In my essay i will discuss how the Younger family dealt with their conflicts and discuss the resolutions they came up with.
To be prideful is human nature, even when it hasn't been earned. Being proud of who you are and what you have accomplished is an important part of everyone's life, but sometimes we are prideful without something to be proud of. This kind of pride is shown in the play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry through the character Walter Younger. He enters the play with a false sense of pride in being a man, despite the fact that he is a chauffeur who is struggling to support his family. Throughout the plot, he struggles with acceptance of his social status and economical situations, but ends up achieving true fulfillment in simply being proud of who he and his family are as people with aspirations. Walter’s evolution
Lastly, the character of Prior Walter, who can be seen as the play’s protagonist and the main victim, is the one who goes through the greatest change from the plays’ opening to its end. At the beginning of the play, he is portrayed as an abandoned AIDS-stricken gay man with no one to help him but his friend Belize. Later on in the play, his ex-boyfriend Louis tells him how he saw him: “I think, maybe [you were] just too much a victim, finally. Passive. Dependent” (Kushner 2011: 216). He is portrayed at the beginning as a weak and frightened man who feels sorry for himself and constantly complains about his misfortunes to Belize.
Changing a story into a film proves to be a difficult task when it comes to using similarities and differences. Writers and movie producers want to be able to keep some things the same in order to keep the main idea when transitioning from a short story to a motion picture. On the other hand, there will also be some alterations between the two in order to add little details to distinguish between the two. In both productions of The Most Dangerous Game, the short story by Richard Connell and the recreational film by Irving Pichel and Ernest B. Schoedsack, there are some resemblances, which keeps the storyline remotely the same. However, there are some differences to add little touches to both. When changing a short story into a film there are
One of the changes was in the characters. Look at Clarisse for example. In the book she was a 16 year old girl who didn’t go to school because people thought that she was “antisocial” and she didn’t fit in. In the movie she is much older she looks to be in her mid 30s and is not a student instead she’s a teacher. But a bigger difference is the fact that she’s alive! In the movie Clarisse survives through the whole thing while in the book Clarisse actually died. Not only this but in the movie they didn’t include Faber. In the book, Faber was a major character. He was one of the only people Montag could talk to and it stated this saying, “Nobody listens any more. I can't talk to the walls because they're yelling at me. I can't talk to my wife;
Imagine living in the Southwest in the 1960s, having neglecting parents, or no parents, and living out on the streets with your friends, and treating them like family — this is what being a Greaser is about! The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton is a book published in 1967 about Ponyboy Curtis, a member of the gang of Greasers, along with his two older brothers, Sodapop and Darry Curtis, and his friends, Two-Bit Mathews, Steve Randle, Dallas Winston, and Johnny Cade. The story takes place in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1965. Throughout the book, there is a rivalry between the East Side (the Greasers) and the West Side (the Socs), and Ponyboy struggles to live and mature in an environment where he gets made fun of and being jumped all the time. In 1983, after
Throughout time, people have been using their imagination as a way of refuge, where they can run away from the problems that come with being in the real world. This issue is well developed throughout the short story “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”, written by James Thurber. The short story follows a middle aged man, Walter Mitty, as he goes through fantasies which involve him in situation that are far from his reality. People use imagination to put themselves in situation where they posses certain qualities or a lifestyle which they lack in the real world. Throughout the short story, Walter escapes into event-triggered fantasies in which he can do or be anything he wants to be. Walter uses his imagination to give himself certain qualities,
Following the event of World War Two, America during the 1950s was an era of economic prosperity. Male soldiers had just returned home from war to see America “at the summit of the world”(Churchill). Many Americans were confident that the future held nothing other than peace and prosperity, so they decided to start families. However, the 1950s was also a time of radical changes. Because most of the men in the family had departed to fight in the war, women were left at home to do the housework. Even after the war, women were urged to stay at home to take care of the children. On the other hand, males would deal with financial businesses to keep their family out of poverty. These gender roles were embedded