Analysis Of A Raisin In The Sun

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In A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry many character have dreams. Beneatha’s to become a doctor, Mama’s to buy a house and Walter’s to own a liquor store. These dreams affect each character differently. In A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry illustrates Walter Lee’s dream of owning a liquor store affects him negatively by causing him to constantly be thinking about money and causing him to make bad decisions, it also affects him positively, by teaching him an important life lesson.

Walter Lee’s dream of owning a liquor store impacts him negatively because it makes him desperate for money and constantly worrying his financial situation. It has been in his mind so much that it is almost all he thinks about, he is constantly asking Mama when his father, Big Walter’s life insurance check will arrive. “Walter- “Did it come,” Mama- “Can’t you give people a Christian greeting before you start asking about money.” (Hansberry 70) Walter’s constant worrying about when the life insurance money will arrive impacts his life negative because it leaves him stuck on the thought of money. If he is always thinking about money then he isn’t thinking about other important things like his family or his work. Furthermore since he is always thinking about the life insurance money it means that his thoughts will be snowballed. First he is always thinking about when the money will come, then he will be stuck thinking about what the Younger’s will do with the money and if he will get it

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