• Money Walter Family Doesn
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    One of the first ideas mentioned in this play, A Raisin In the Sun, is about money. The Younger's end up with no money because of Walter's obsession with it. When Walter decides not to take the extra money he is offered it helps prove Hansberry's theme. Her theme is that money can't buy happiness. This can be seen in Walter's actions throughout the play. While Mama is talking to Walter, she asks him why he always talks about money. 'Mama: Oh -- So now it's life. Money is life. Once upon a time...
  • Middle Class Walter Dream Money
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    Society in the 1959 was full of racial discrimination. White and blacks were still living in their own 'areas', the public as a whole was very slow to accept the concept of mixed neighborhoods - blacks and white living together. This book, A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Vivian Hansberry, tells the story of a lower-class black family's struggle to gain middle -class acceptance in the Southside of Chicago. The Younger family of five, four adults and one child live in a cramped apartment in one o...
  • American Dream Walter Family Man
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    By: Erica Rivero A Raisin in the sun topic: What is Walter Lee Youngs reaction to the association and how does it transform him Many black men have to deal with an organized racism that affects their role in society. Walter Lee Younger has the unfortunate situation that he is constantly posed on the edge of greatness, but steadily affixed to the certainty of being the Achilles' heel of society. I think to understand Walter and his reaction to Mr. Linder, the representative from the Clybourne Par...
  • Manhood As Displayed In A Raisin In The Sun
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    Manhood As Displayed in A Raisin in the Sun Literary works often depict the author s views on some aspect of life. Lorraine Hansberry uses A Raisin in the Sun in order to showcase her views on family relationships in black society. Through the characters in her play, Hansberry shows that men in black society must take a difficult path in order to achieve their manhood in the eyes of society. This goal defines nearly every action in the lives of a black man and is altered each day by the interact...
  • Dreams And Dignity About A Rai
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    Dreams and Dignity The American Dream, although different for each one of us, is what we all aspire to achieve. In the film A Raisin in the Sun, the Younger family, who are black, all have a dream to better themselves and to have what all other American families want 3/4 a shot at the American Dream. The American Dream to the Younger family is to own a home, but beyond that, to Walter Younger, it is to be accepted by the hegemony and not to be marginalized into a lower social category. In an art...
  • Family Walter Play Ruth
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    Walter (In-Depth Analysis) As Mama's only son, Ruth's defiant husband, Travis's caring father, and Beneatha's belligerent brother, Walter serves as both protagonist and antagonist of the play. The plot revolves around him and the actions that he takes. Most of his actions and mistakes hurt the family greatly, but his belated rise to manhood makes him a sort of hero in the last scene. His character evolves the most during the course of the play. Throughout the play, Walter provides an everyman p...
  • The Chain Linked Fence
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    ... led with his coat and hat and walked out of his house, making sure to lock it of course. Once he got to the bottom of his porch steps, he turned to the left. Walter pleaded with his legs to hurry up; he wanted to get to his destination before it was too late. He was headed to the Elementary School. Two blocks and twenty minuets later, Walter walked up to the chain-linked fence. He spent a good deal of time standing behind this fence, looking at the pride and joy of his life, although, she n...
  • Liquor Store Walter Family Hansberry
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    Walter is frustrated with his current position in life, and every disappointment he has encountered thus far. His position is symbolic of every black male struggling to provide for his family by any means necessary. Hansberry stated in her meeting with Robert Kennedy " the first thing that must be achieved is equal opportunities for Negroes... when unemployment is six percent nationally it is as high as thirty percent among Negroes. Although Walter has a job, it seems inadequate for his survival...
  • Mrs Dietrichson Walter Insurance Man
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    Double Indemnity Before I start my paper I would just like to say that it was the best film yet! In this movie Walter Neff went through a huge transformation. He went through one that would change his life dramatically. Walter Neff at the start of the film was an honest hard working man. He spent eleven years selling insurance and loved every minute of it for the most part. While Walter was going through his papers he must of noticed that Mr. Dietricson's auto insurance had run out. After tryin...
  • Liquor Store Walter Family Life
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    No matter how hard they try, there are some people who cannot get ahead in life. Walter Lee Younger is a man who is frustrated with his current position in life, and every disappointment he has encountered thus far. Although he tries to be a loving man, sometimes he does not know how to show the idea of love, "Sometimes... sometimes... I don't even know how to try" (Hansberry 89). His position in life can be regarded as symbolic of every black male struggling to provide for his family by any me...
  • A Raisin In The Sun
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    'A Raisin In the Sun': An Analysis'A Raisin In The Sun' is a play written by an African-American playwright - Lorraine Hansberry. It was first produced in 1959. Lorraine Hansberry's work is about a black family in the Chicago's South-Side after the Second World War. The family consisted of Mama (Lena Younger), Walter Lee (her son), Ruth (his wife), Travis (their son), and Beneath a (Walters younger sister). The Younger family lived in poor conditions, and can't afford to have better living stand...
  • Dreams And Dignity About A Raisin In The Sun
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    Dreams and Dignity The American Dream, although different for each one of us, is what we all aspire to achieve. In the film A Raisin in the Sun, the Younger family, who are black, all have a dream to better themselves and to have what all other American families want + a shot at the American Dream. The American Dream to the Younger family is to own a home, but beyond that, to Walter Younger, it is to be accepted by the hegemony and not to be marginalized into a lower social category. In an artic...
  • Story Walter Family Man
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    A Raisin in the Sun is a drama is written by Lorraine Hansberry. The title is from a poem named "A Dream Deferred" by Langston Hughes. When it asks what happens to a dream that is deferred. The story is about a story of a low class black family's struggle. The family lives in a small apartment, which is too small for it's five tenants. The focus of the story is on how to spend the ten thousand-dollar insurance checks from the death of Mama's husband Big Walter. The conflict of the story comes a...
  • Dream Deferred Langston Hughes
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    "What happens to a dream deferred?" Langston Hughes asks in his 1959 poem "Dream Deferred." He suggests that it might "dry up like a raisin in the sun" or "stink like a rotten meat" however at the end of the poem, Hughes offers another alternative by asking," or does it explode?" this is the view Lorraine Hansberry supports in her 1959 play A Raisin in the Sun. The drama opens with Walter reading, "Set off another bomb yesterday" from the front page of the morning newspaper; however he is unawar...
  • Fat Kid Walter Didn College
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    There were many similarities in the characters from To Kill a Mocking Bird and Remember the Titans. The characters in both of the stories have similar experiences, but they dealt with them differently. Walter Cunningham in To Kill a Mocking Bird had a lot of things in common with "The Fat Kid" in Remember the Titans (I didn't quite catch his name, so I will refer to him as "The Fat Kid"). Well, Walter and "The Fat Kid" came from family's that didn't have a lot of money. Walter couldn't afford to...
  • Walter Payton Hard Work Cancer
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    Sweetness What comes to mind when you hear the word sweetness? For millions of football fans across the world they think of the greatest football player ever, Walter Payton. Walter Payton didn't become the greatest football player to ever play the game overnight. Walter Payton worked hard and pushed himself to be the best. There are many reasons why Walter Payton excelled in everything he did. One reason was that Walter Payton took all challenges head on. Walter Payton's work ethic was one reaso...
  • Walter Lee Money Family Son
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    A domestic drama set in a tenement on the south side of Chicago, Lorraine Hansberry's tells the story of the Younger family. Following the death of the family's father and provider Big Walter, who has died from overwork and grief over the death of a child, the Youngers await the payment of Walter's life insurance. For Walter's son Walter Lee, the money would enable him to open a liquor store and give up his degrading work as a chauffeur for a wealthy white; he also dreams of buying pearls for hi...
  • Walter Lee Money Family Lena
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    A domestic drama set in a tenement on the south side of Chicago, Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun (whose title comes from Langston Hughes's poem "Harlem') tells the story of the Younger family. Following the death of the family's father and provider Big Walter, who has died from overwork and grief over the death of a child, the Youngers await the payment of Walter's life insurance. For Walter's son Walter Lee, the money would enable him to open a liquor store and give up his degrading wo...
  • Walter Mama Younger Family
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    Lorraine Hansbeery's drama, "A Raisin in the Sun' examines an Africa American family's struggle to break free of poverty and disp are. Walter Younger symbolizes the black man's struggle to free himself of white servitor and his desire of white man's business world. Lorraine Hansbeery effect ely portals how the issues of poverty, segregation cultural differences influence this family "American Dream. The Younger family lives in the housing projects on the Southside of Chicago. Poverty is evident ...
  • Mama And Walter Money Family Value
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    While reading A Raisin in the Sun, one learns much about the values of the characters in the story, especially of Mama and Walter. Through the dialogue and actions of the two characters, we learn that the value systems of Mama and Walter are extremely different, and even sometimes contradictory. Mama s greatest value is family, while Walter s values evolve only around fame, power, and wealth. As a result of their radically different value systems, Mama and Walter s motivations, actions, and rela...