There… 1343 Words 6 Pages In the play, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, money plays an essential role in character development. Walter passes the money on to Willy's naive sidekick Bobo, who gives it to Willy, who absconds with it, depriving Walter and Beneatha of their dreams, though not the Youngers of their new home. And Lena, a devout Christian, thinks it is sinful to sell liquor. Characters Walter Lee Younger and Willy Loman are prime examples of this, both pinning their hopes on unattainable dreams to hide the feelings of failure. The issue is whether Walter can distinguish between a fantasy of reality and a dream deferred.
It is a proud moment when Walter, mainly because Travis is watching him, cannot bring himself to relinquish his remaining dignity for Lindner's offer of money. A Raisin in the Sun was released by on May 29, 1961. To realize his lucrative dream, he wants to use the insurance money to invest in a liquor store with two of his friends. His position in life can be regarded as symbolic of every black male struggling to provide for his family by any means necessary. The genre of the film is known as drama, and is based upon the Younger family. Later on, he depresses his family with the way he acts after he finds out that Mama had used the insurance money to put a down payment on a house in Clybourne Park, or so he thought. Being that Walter Lee was a chauffeur, Big Walter? In the story, the family goes through many hardships especially when it comes to money.
He will, he believes, finally be able to provide material necessities and even luxuries for his wife. Feeling depressed because his family isn't supporting his dream, Walter refuses to go to work and even stays out drinking for three days straight. Twenty years old, she attends college and is better educated than the rest of the Younger family. We see Walter at his lowest point after this event, when he momentarily lets go of his pride that was a large component of his character. As a black man in his thirties, Walter feels like a failure because his job as a driver barely pays him enough money to take care of his family.
In the world today, people still struggle with the same problems and desire the same things Walter does. After touring to positive reviews, the play premiered on at the on March 11, 1959. If you do, then you would get along with Walter Lee Younger wonderfully. Man say to his woman: I got me a dream. After witnessing such a powerful yet melancholy piece of theater work, words seemed inappropriate. Walter is shadowed by greed and ignorance which causes him to fail to achieve the success he wishes to gain. The family lives in a small and ratty one window apartment.
Throughout the play, it is quite obvious that most characters would like to have a little more in life, but I think this theme is best shown through Walter. This sends Walter into the depths of despair. Walter acts out of pride by giving Travis his last pocket change. He challenges the thoughts and feelings of other black people through his arrogance and flair for intellectual competition. Walter wanted to be in control of the entire ten thousand dollars that the family got from the insurance company.
The cast included Walter Lee , Momma , Ruth , Beneatha and Travis, the Youngers' young son. I say I been wrong, son. There's no room for advancement, and he hates having to suck up to his boss all the time. Just waiting- a big, looming blank space- full of nothing. Things get really bad here.
Ultimately, the ambitions of each Younger are inspired by dreams of a better life for the family as a whole. Walter doesn't do this, however, and just hands it all over to Willy Harris for the liquor store. By doing so they would be moving away to a somewhat better neighborhood, where they would have more space for the family. In the course of ones life, each person is destined to face personal conflicts and contradictions. Throughout this play Walter searches for the key ingredient that will make his life blissful.
The frustrations that they deal with does not only affect them, but it also affects their families as well. She dreams of many freedoms, freedom to garden, freedom to raise a societal-viewed equal family, and freedom to live liberated of segregation. When someone is suffering from depression they cannot be at the top of their game. He planned to go into business with a couple of his friends running a liquor store in town. Walter Lee Younger is a man who is frustrated with his current position in life, and every disappointment he has encountered thus far. The Younger family lives in an overcrowded apartment which has very little room for all of them.