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Lorraine Hansberry, a successful black writer, wrote the play 'A Raisin in the Sun' in the 1950's. It was set in the south side of Chicago and revolves around a black family who were racially abused.

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Lorraine Hansberry, a successful black writer, wrote the play 'A Raisin in the Sun' in the 1950's. It was set in the south side of Chicago and revolves around a black family who were racially abused. It was based on her own life experiences. Walter Lee Younger is the main character in the play. He lives with his wife Ruth, his mother Lina, his sister Beneatha and his son Travis. They all live in a small rundown apartment, which is beyond their needs. Everyone works, except Beneatha and Travis. Beneatha is educating to become a doctor and Walter is a chauffer for white people. ...read more.

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Walter changes a lot throughout the play. When mama gives Walter the cheque, he is fascinated and really excited. A stage direction to support this is 'Walter sits down and grasps it close and counts the zeros off.' When he finds out the money has been stolen, he's really upset. When Lindner comes to Walter's house, Walter is very tense. 'A long minute passes and Walter slowly gets up', this is a stage direction, which is used to show us Water's body language. Walter is intimated by Lindner and is feeling quite vulnerable and nervous, a stage direction to support this is 'Walter has begun the trek out of the room, slowly and awkwardly, rather like a small boy.' ...read more.

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At first Walter thought it was stupid for Beneatha to become a doctor, but he's proud of her now. A quote to support this is 'And that's my sister over there and she's going to become a doctor- and we are very proud.' In my opinion I would say that Walter was a greedy man who didn't care about his family, he only had importance in his dreams and money. My opinion changed at the end of the play because Walter considered his family more important than his dreams, which was the way it should have been. He just wanted his family to have a better life than their present one. ?? ?? ?? ?? A Raisin in the Sun Maira Shahid ...read more.

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