Running Head: A Raisin in the Sun
A Misunderstood Man
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...