Walter – a Raisin in the Sun
Essay title: Walter – a Raisin in the Sun
As Mama’s only son, Ruth’s husband, Travis’s father, and Beneatha’s brother, Walter is both protagonist and antagonist of the play. The play revolves around him and the actions that he takes, and his character evolves the most during the the play. Most of his actions and mistakes hurt the family greatly, but his late rise to manhood makes him a sort of hero in the last scene.
What I think of Walter through the play changes from the beginning to the end. In the beginning he is an immature little boy that cant manage his money even though he wants to be rich. Through the play he makes mistakes that send his family down and down and eventually they hit rock bottom when he trusts the wrong person and all their money is lost. All he cares about is money, sometimes it seems that he cares more about money than his own family.
The last scene of the play takes place on moving day and with everyone packing up their things. Walter rushes out proclaiming that he is going to call Mr.Lidner. Mama declares that he has died inside. Mr. Lidner and the movers arrive at the same time and Walter is planning to sign the papers saying that they will not move into the prodominantly whit neighborhood and they will let Mr. Lidner buy the house from them. In his shining moment of glory and first moment of