Selfish. These are all traits that would describe Walter Lee and his actions. Walter Lee is a character from the play A Raisin in the Sun in which a black family tries to get out of poverty and go against stereotypes by trying to start over with their Grandpa’s life insurance money. A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry explores the concept that greed leads to being blinded by money and forgetting about one’s loved ones as shown by the climax of the play, the character of Walter Lee, and the effect that his actions have on the rest of his family. The Character of Walter Lee shows that greed blinding a person can cause him to forget about the ones he loves.
A Raisin in the Sun Money is one of the things in the world that a person can become obsessed with. In the story “A Raisin in the sun” the author Lorraine Hansberry shows how a family is changed by the lust of money. A widow, Lena, her son Walter Younger, his wife Ruth and daughter Beneatha all lived under the same roof. Lena just lost her husband and is receiving a check for his death. With the money, Lena wants to buy a new house for the whole family to live in but everyone else in the family sees a different type of opportunity.
Privacy is the Key A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry was published in the year 1959, a time of discrimination, racism, and segregation for Blacks. Hansberry wrote A Raisin in the Sun to portray the difficulty of being an African American in the 1950’s. Lorraine Hansberry particularly chosed to write a private play to bring the audience into an intimate experience with the family and their drama so that we can understand how it was to be black and that the play was a form of activim/. The set in A Raisin in the Sun was located in the Younger family’s apartment in Chicago’s Southside. Behind closed doors were the family’s private drama, which was how hard it was to live as an African American.
The quote, "Nothing"(Bradbury 2) shows that William has been always screaming at Margot. You can tell that she is screaming by the punctuation. This Interprets that the children are kind of scared of William because he always yells. On page 2 Margot says, "Oh but,''Margot whispered, her eyes helpless. "But this is the Day, the scientist predicts, they say, they know, the sun..."(Bradbury 2) and William interrupts her by saying,"All a joke!
Marion a real estate secretary is on the run after stealing $40,000 from her boss. She steals the money because she wants to get married to her boyfriend Sam but since they can’t afford to, Marion decides to steal money that her boss gave her to deposit in the bank. Her run away to California(where her boyfriend lives) is interrupted by a heavy rainstorm.She stops for the night at the Bates Motel and meets the motel owner Norman Bates. He invites her for dinner.While in her room she hears Norman 's mom yell at him for wanting to bring a girl into the house. Instead they eat in Norman 's office.There she sees Normans bird taxidermies.
In Homer’s Odyssey, the over one-hundred suitors at Odysseus’s home of Ithaca threaten to overthrow the former king they assume dead. Their violence and careless living in his home impose on Penelope and Telemachas’s safety and privacy, causing Odysseus to hurry back home. However, the suitors present an even bigger threat: they threaten to destroy and absolve Penelope and Odysseus’s marriage. Faithful Penelope, though, delays her decision by promising to make a choice of a suitor after she finishes weaving a funeral shroud for Odysseus and undoing her work every night. If Penelope had given in to the suitors, they would live under the thumb of their suitors with Odysseus barred from his own home.
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry is a play based off a poem by Langston Hughes called A Dream Deferred. Many of the characters actions show similarities with the imagery of the poem. One correlation however stands out from the rest. A character named Willy Harris ran away with $6,500 of Walter Younger’s money which they had planned to invest in a liquor store. The line in the poem “...or fester like a sore and then run” reflects the actions of Willy Harris in the play.
Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun follows the struggles of an African American family living in a neighborhood in 1950s South Side Chicago. The play discusses several issues pertaining to African Americans of the time, such as poverty and discrimination. One of the major themes of the story is the search for a sense of belonging; whether that’s a sense of belonging to the continent of Africa, a neighborhood in Chicago, or on a personal level within the Younger family. The play explores this theme through its characters Beneatha, Mama and Walter. The play deals with the search for a sense of belonging on different scales.
Genevieve Mahoney Mr. Mischinski English 10 - American Studies 2 March 2018 A Raisin in the Sun: An Analysis of The Kismet of Dreams Deferred “What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?” In Lorraine Hansberry’s play, A Raisin in the Sun, Hansberry details the Youngers, a zealous black family, struggling to make their dreams come true in the slums of Chicago. Langston Hughes’ poem, "A Dream Deferred," illustrates the irony of the cumulation of the American dream as it begins to crumble. The Youngers desperately pursue this American dream, hoping for opportunities of prosperity, upward social mobility, and the hope that their next generation should thrive unlike theirs. Working together, Hughes’ lines of his poem reflect the dreams of Hansberry’s characters and through this parallel, shows the effects on the Younger family when their long-awaited dreams are deferred by endless economic and family hardships as well as arduous racial boundaries.
The past Abby was trying to run from so hard comes right back and threatens everything. Mick Abernathy, Abby's father is a former successful poker player. He's luck left him and seemed to move on to Abby when turned 13 and since then he blames everything on her. Mick shows up on campus and tells Abby he got into another debt, but this time it's different, because the person he owes the money to, wouldn't hesitate to kill for his money. In a desperate try to save her father, Abby and Travis go to Vegas in order for Abby to try and earn 25,000 dollars in 24 hours through poker games.