However Walters places his own dream, and money, before the values of liberty, respect, and love. “Mama: Sun—how come you talk so much „bout money? Walter: (With immense passion). Because it is life, Mama! Mama: (Quietly). Oh—(Very quietly). So now it‟s life. Money is life. Once upon a time, freedom used to be life—now it‟s money. I guess the world really do change… Walter: No—it was always money, Mama. We just didn‟t know about it. (Hansberry, 514). Walter desperation increases when he sees that Mama it is an obstacle in his dreams.
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.
Throughout the book, Walter was always a prideful man. In the beginning, though, Walter believes his dreams should come true and that everyone should listen to him. He takes huge pride within himself and places himself higher than his family. On page 71, Ruth says, "That I got something to talk to you about, Walter," and Walter replied, "That's too bad." This is a sign of his childish pride. Like
Walter does the right thing by standing up to Lindner. When Lindner actually arrives and Walter is about to disgrace himself and the black community by begging Lindner for the money he can’t do it. Instead he says, “We don’t want to make no trouble for nobody or fight no causes, and we will try to be good neighbors. And that’s all we got to say about that,” (148). By saying this Walter demonstrates maturity for he firmly put Lindner down by articulating, “that’s all we got to say about that.” Resolutely but kindly telling Lindner that he and his family don’t change their minds so easily, and that they don’t care about the offer. Walter also hints that Clybourne Park has no right to ask them to leave and that there is no problem with the Younger family being in this all-white
Stephen King, one of the many famous movie makers and book writers once said, “Books and movies are like apples and oranges. They both are fruit, but taste completely different”. However, when it comes to the oranges, the bright-colored fruit usually tastes better. Truly, many people have different opinions, but the movie is definitely better. This giant, white void will explain the many differences between Raisin in the sun’s book and movie, and focus on the great traits of the movie.
The first of the three scenes that show that Walter evolved is when he got upset that he could not get the money for his liquor store. This showed that at the start Walter was acting like a pouting child. The second scene is when Walter loses all of the money. This scene shows that Walter is evolving because this is when he learns that not everything is going to go his way and that you should be careful of who you trust. When Walter tells Mr. Lindner that they are moving into the house and that there is nothing that he can do about it is the final scene that shows that Walter is evolving into his “Manhood”.this scene shows that Walter is “growing up” because he learns that he has to take control of his life and not just make decisions for himself. Sometimes people need to “grow up” and make intelligent decisions in order to avoid “going down the wrong road”. “I know that in my past I was young and irresponsible - but that's what growing up is. You learn from your mistakes.” ~ Lindsay
we see how Mama’s constant empathy and compassion eventually get walter to be compassionate as well.
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.
In the play, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, there are many examples of sexism throughout its entirety. The character, Walter, demonstrates the acts of a sexist human being. Walter is sexist to not only women in general, but to the women in his family. Not taking into consideration of other people’s sayings and their feelings, Walter generally only thinks about himself, says what he believes, and truly only cares about money. Walter constantly is fighting with all of the women in the family as well. His sister, Beneatha, wants to become a doctor and Walter isn't very supportive of her decision. Walter's wife, Ruth, is the recipient of the majority of Walter's anger and sexist remarks.
In pages 144 and 145 of “The Raisin in the Sun”, Walter sinks in the state of shock and despair as he makes his decision to sell the house to Mr. Linder. It also contains a dialogue passage between Beneatha and Mama, where an important message is contributed in the play. These two pages contains the preface before the final resolution took place.
In A raisin in the son Walter really wants to open a liquor store to help out the family, but the family really needs a new house with the insurance money from mama. Mama doesn't want Walter to buy a liquor store because she doesn't want him to be selling beer and other alcohol, and she knows that the opening a store will take time to get good customers and the family need a better house because there
Some awful pain inside me.” (95) Additionally, Walter even decides that he can’t trust anybody anymore, “..Mama you know it’s all divided up. Life is. Sure enough. Between the takers and the ‘tooken’...” (89) and soon starts to fear that his life will always be an existence of nothing. “Sometimes it’s just like I can see the future stretched out in front of me — just plain as day...” (226) Likewise, another instance is that Beneatha 's thinks she will never be a doctor and never will be anything throughout life. “Me?... Me, I’m nothing.” (114-115) By giving up the money, Walter is shown to be spontaneous and quick to trust. He made a quick decision about giving Willy the money, without even thinking about the consequences, which shows his spontaneity and trust issues. He also didn’t even think to put any money away for Beneatha and he just trusted Willy to get the license before actually getting to know him. The play A Raisin in the Sun, shows how Walter settles on a brisk choice to give his Mamas insurance money to the character Willy Harris so he could purchase an alcohol store. Thus, his choice accounts Willy Harris to steal the cash which causes an apathetic temperament in the story and makes lost expectation in the family. This shows Walter to rush to
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
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,
Chicago served as a home to numerous walks of life in the 1950’s, and much of the differences in realities were based on differences in race and people’s opinions of segregation. Lorraine Hansberry’s play A Raisin in the Sun is based off of real life experiences, and it authentically tells the story of an african american family that strives for equality and The American Dream. Walter Younger, the father of the family, battles with deferred dreams of his own and for his family. Lorraine Hansberry’s play A Raisin in the Sun and Nina Simone’s song “I Wish I knew How It Would Feel to Be Free” both portray Walter’s emotions throughout his daily struggles with his family as they dealt with segregation and destitution.