Walter In Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun

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On the contrary, Hansberry’s character Walter within Raisin in the Sun has different dreams than depicted in King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. From the beginning of the play, Walter dreams of being affluent and using Mama’s insurance check for personal gain. For instance, Walter, in scene one, said, “Yeah. You see, this little liquor store we got in mind cost seventy-five thousand and we figure the initial investment to be ‘bout thirty thousand, see. That be then thousand each” (Hansberry 1547). Walter’s wishes to own a liquor store to be able to live a more lavish lifestyle, however his dream would only be possible by selfishly cashing Mama’s insurance check for himself. Martin Luther King Junior’s dreams, addressed during his monumental speech
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