A Raisin in the Sun
In the play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, protagonist Walter Lee Younger potentially sabotaged his mother’s, Mama, dreams. Walter uses money which is delivered in the mail from the insurance company of his deceased father, Mr. Younger. Walter is yearning to become wealthy; he believes that money is a tool to fix problems. Walter wants to obtain wealth in order to fulfill his dream, also he wants to be viewed differently by those around him as well as give his family what he feels they deserve. He wants the finest for his son, Travis. In Walters monologue he uses rhetorical strategies to help expresses his dreams in a way where the audience can develop a better of his perspective. Walter very much so values family, a house, and wealth equally, because he feels that wealth and money are a catalyst to his own and his family’s happiness.
During Walter speech with his son, Travis, he conveys his dream in great detail. He narrates his fantasy creating a visual for the reader, which in turn creates better understanding. Meanwhile Walter is explaining how he is going to make “a business transaction” that could potentially change the Younger families living circumstances. In other words Walter is plotting to improve the family’s stature by providing a lift that virtually has a life altering impact on them as a whole. The point that Walter got across about bettering his family led to this narration to be apparent and easy to comprehend.
Walter is wishing to be an anchor for his family in hope that he will have the ability to provide for them, especially his son, Travis. For example, Walter says:
“I’ll go inside and Ruth will come downstairs and meet me at the door and we’ll kiss each other and she’ll take my arm and we’ll go up to your room to see you sitting on the floor with the catalogues of all the great schools in America around you… All the great schools in the world! And—and...