A Raisin In The Sun Mama Character Analysis

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In the play, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, two characters that have influenced the plot the most are Walter and Mama. The play is about a poor African American family that lives in a time of discrimination and segregation. Walter is a character that argues with many other characters and complains when he doesn’t get his way. Mama is the head of the family, she does what she thinks is best for the family. Walter is impactful to the play because even though he cares for his family he feels no one is on his side, “No! ‘cause aint’t nobody with me! Not even my own mother!” Walter does not believe anybody believes in him and he feels that is why mama will not give him the money for the liquor store. He also believes he is more important…show more content…
You run our lives like you want to”. She has the money, she is the mom and they live with her she is the head of the family, and she is going to do what is the best for the family. Ruth suggests that she should spend her money on her and go travel somewhere, “you know what you should do, Miss Lena? You should take yourself a trip somewhere. To Europe or South America or someplace-“. So instead of spending the money on herself and traveling she told Walter that she put thirty five hundred down on the house, and then told him, “Take three thousand dollars and put it in a savings account for Beneatha’s medical schooling. The rest you put in a checking account- with your name on it”. So that shows that that she does care for everyone she is buying a house for everyone and putting the rest into Walter’s hands.
In conclusion, the play A Raisin in the Sun by. Lorraine Hansberry shows how hard it was for a poor black family in the 50’s. Through all the discrimination and segregation made it nearly impossible for an African American family to progress in life. The two most important characters Walter and Mama made the play what it
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