Raisin In The Sun Mama

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A Raisin in the Sun portrays a few weeks in the life of the Youngers, an African-American family on the South Side of Chicago in the 1950s struggling to support themselves each and every day from paycheck to paycheck. When the play opens, the Youngers are waiting to receive an insurance check which comes from the deceased Patriarch of the Younger family, Mr. Younger’s life insurance policy. Mama and Walter have an idea as to what he or she would like to do with the money they are about to receive. Each member in the Younger family are having internal strive with wanting to improve their lives for the better without thinking about the consequences of their actions or considering what the other person has to say. However, the person who is having …show more content…
Everybody's doubts previously about the liquor store investment and Willy Harris are proven right when Willy takes off with all the money. Then things worse from this point after Walter’s investment deal gone wrong. Earlier, Mr. Lindner, the man who tried to pay the Youngers not to move into their new house is back. Walter arrogantly kicks Mr. Lindner out of the Younger residence and told Mr. Lindner that they didn't need his money. Now Walter is desperate for the money to have secure a better life for the family. He deteriorates to a new low and calls Mr. Lindner back, saying that he'll take the money. Walter tells his family that he's prepared to bow down to "The Man" to get the money. This is lowest point for Walter in the entirety of the play as he's willing to take the shame of himself for taking the money from Mr. Lindner something Walter who had flat out didn’t want to do in the …show more content…
Lindner. When Mr. Lindner returns, Mama compels Walter to talk to him in front of Travis, Walter's son. In a turn of events, Walter refuses the offer and proceeds to kick out Mr. Lindner telling him of his family’s move to a new place while in the process of moving. During this point Walter finds his self-respect and leads his family on to their new house. Although Walter who has made the worst mistakes out of any of the other characters in the play, he also undergoes the most drastic and greatest transformation in the play from the beginning to end. Walter’s journey takes him from being a total jerk who’s obsessed with many different get rich quick schemes, to a man worthy of respect and trust. In Walter Younger, the author Lorraine Hansberry shows how when people possessed with poverty and racism can twist and depress people, turning them against those that they most love. With Walter, the play shows how people when faced with these social barriers which can be overcome through personal determination and staying true to one's own

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