Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun

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A Raisin in the Sun In the play “A Raisin in the Sun”, the protagonist is named Walter Lee Younger. Throughout the play, he has many moods. Most of the mood changes that he has, depend on money and how business is working for him. His idea of the American Dream is living the high life, being very rich and being able to provide his family with many things. He is willing to do anything to make this dream possible, even putting his family in danger. Walter Younger never accomplishes what he believes to be his dream, but accomplishes another dream along the way. Walter Younger dreamed his whole life about being a rich and privileged black man. He fails at this dream and wastes tons of money trying to accomplish it and he gets robbed later in the book. He ruins his family’s bond and breaks the dreams of other people while trying to accomplish what he believes to be his dream. But in the end, he accomplishes a dream that he never realized he had. He becomes a true man, growing up and becoming mature. Walter follows in his father’s footsteps and gains black pride. He respects his family and stands up for them, instead of letting people push him around just because he is black. He never realizes this dream until he has already accomplished it.…show more content…
It is because of this that he finds his manliness and protection for his family. If not for the scam of what he believed was a business that would make him a millionaire and white people in their future neighborhood threatening him, he never would have found the side of him that would make his father proud. Although, any other event might have triggered it, this event was significant and he learned from his lessons. Walter learned from his choices and gained a prolonged arrival at manhood, yet the timing was not as convenient as it could have
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