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A Misunderstood Man Essay

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Running Head: A Raisin in the Sun

A Misunderstood Man
Rebecca Tutt
Northwood University

                                                        A Misunderstood Man                                                               Page 1
A Raisin in the Sun, a play by Lorraine Hansberry shows the battles of a black   family in Chicago and introduces Walter Lee Younger as one of the more outstanding and effective characters   in   the movie. Walter   is a disappointed 35 year old chauffeur who lives with his poor   family in a small apartment in Chicago.   Walter is a visionary, he is always brainstorming ways to make more money in order to   better   his family’s live. He wanted to be rich and came up with a   plan that would enable him to obtain wealth with his friends, specifically Willy Harris. When the movie begins, he wanted to spend his father’s insurance money in a new liquor store pursuit. He spends the rest of the movie constantly   caught up with discovering a quick fix to his family’s many issues.

The movie surrounds him and the steps he takes to gain financial freedom from his momma. His character develops the most during the course of the movie. Most of his behavior and mistakes influence the family greatly, but his delayed trip   to   adulthood   makes him a sort of the champion in the last scene. Walter believes that money can purchase the contentment of his family; therefore, he is unable to take on the necessary roll needed for being the head of a household. He is the main character in this movie and has the force within the family as the “man,” to alter   the path of their lives. He showed very   little emotional leadership and   financial   responsibility, additionally, he depends on money to meet his family’s needs and thinks   that “life is money,” more than he trust in his momma and   family. He is a pretty defeated man in his household, who has neglected to obtain his financial   independence, therefore he is a subordinate member of the family which has...

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