Walter In A Raisin In The Sun

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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.
At the beginning of the play, Walter is very selfish and childish.Walter wants the …show more content…

His diction at the beginning of the play is very indictful and aggressive. His diction contains a large use of “you” that shows that Walter is talking at that person aggressively. At the beginning of the play Walter also uses “I” a lot which is very selfish because he is only thinking about himself rather than others. Walter’s diction changes to less aggressive and using “we” to show that he is considering everyone and not just himself. Walter is characterized as selfish, childish, and immature at the beginning of the play. By the end he is a true man and is a person that does what is right for his family. The reason why this is important is because this shows that events that transpire in a person’s life affect how that person will be shaped. People can change for the better based on their experiences in the

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