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A Raisin in the Sun is mainly about dreams The main characters struggle to deal with the tyrannical circumstances that rule their lives The Youngers struggle to attain these dreams throughout the play and much of their depression and happiness is directly related to their attainment of or failure to attain their dreams Everyone in the Younger family has an individual separate dream I will address Walters dream I will explain Lenas Mamas dream and I will interpret Beneathas dream I will address Walters dream Walters dream is to be wealthy and be able to provide for his family At the beginning of the play Walter wants to invest his fathers insurance money in a new liquor store venture Mostly for the rest of the play he is endlessly preoccupied with discovering a quick solution to his familys many problems Walter is both the antagonist and the protagonist in the play The plot revolves around him and the actions he takes and his character evolves the most during the play For example Walter thought that money could solve all of their problems and dreams at the beginning Near the end he realizes that he cant raise the family up from poverty alone and he seeks strength in uniting him and his family Once he begins to listen to Ruth and Mama express their dreams of owning a house he comes to realize that buying the house is more important for the familys welfare than getting rich quickly Most of his actions hurt the family greatly but in the last scene his belated rise to manhood makes him a hero I will explain Lenas dream Mamas dream is that her family respects themselves and she wants them to take pride in their dreams She believes in striving to succeed while sustaining her moral beliefs The thought about
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