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Walter Lee´s Evolution in A Raisin In the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

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In many works of literature, some characters change and grow while others remain the same. A character who changes is known as a dynamic character. In the novel A Raisin In the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, the main character, Walter Lee Younger, is an example of a dynamic character. Walter lives with his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis, and his mother Lena in a small, one family apartment in the southside of Chicago. The black Younger family lived in a time period between 1945 and 1959 when black segregation was starting to become more recognized. They are barely making it through life moneywise and the family seems to be becoming weaker. Walter is an example of a dynamic character because his character evolves throughout the novel by changing from a selfless, caring, family man to a very selfish person, only looking out for himself. Walters idea of an “american dream” is to have everything. He wants his family to have the best of everything. Walter works hard everyday as a chauffeur for a rich white man. He has strong work ethics and works extremely hard. Mr. Younger wants to earn as much money as he can because he believes it will bring his family peacefulness and happiness. Mr. Younger’s main goal is to have money and he dreams up so many different ways to make money that he is sometimes overwhelms himself. He doesn’t want to think about reality and how things really are. He only concentrates on the future. Even though he knows in the back of
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