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A Raisin In The Sun By Lorraine Hansberry

806 words - 3 pages

A Success of Life

Walter is a man just like many others; he has a job, a family, and he also has ambitions in life just like anybody else. Walter is not the only one in his family that has ambitions, almost everybody else in his family have ambitions as well. These ambitions created conflicts between family members after they all found out that Walter's mother (Lena) have been settled by an insurance company for the death of her husband, and she is about to obtain a large sum of money.

Walter was already making plans in how to spend his mother's money in one of his twisted ideas without considering others. It is obvious that Walter is somewhat ignorant to the necessities of everybody else in his family but his child (Washington 1). Walter was not the only one in that house who was already making plans for that money. His sister Beneatha was also making plans in spending that money on her medical degree; this lead to a problem between Walter and his sister Beneatha. Walter in a selfish manner was trying to manipulate his mother in order to make her feel sorry for him and give her no option but to give him some of the money of the settle that she just received. His mother, trying to make him feel better, tells him that he is a nice-looking young man with an occupation, a good wife and a brilliant son; but Walter still being selfish tries even harder to make his mother feel sorry for him:

A job. Mama, a job? I open and close car doors all day long. I drive a man around in his limousine and I say, "Yes, sir; no, sir; very good sir; shall I take the Drive, sir?" Mama, that ain't no kind of job . . . that ain't nothing at all. Mama, I don't know if I can make you understand. (Hansberry 73)

Lena, after realizing how important that money was for the both of them, decided to buy a house and split the rest of the money between the both of them; Lena gave Walter sixty-five hundred dollars, and instructions how to split that money between his sister and him.

Lena, who recently bought a house in a neighborhood of white people for her family, is visited by a man named Lindner who was representing the committee of people that live in such neighborhood....

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