Her classmate Joseph Asagai proposes to her, wanting to take her to with him after they finish school, but she is unsure what to do. Both authors use issues of race, gender roles, and social status to connect their work to the nonfictional events occurring in their own lives. The play tells the story of Walter and his family as they struggle to survive the many hardships that Black families faced in 1950s Chicago. Some individuals choose to put themselves in harms way while others would rather not get involved as long as it does not affect them. Something more than me not giving you this money. Big Walter was never able to attain his dream. After touring to positive reviews, the play premiered on at the on March 11, 1959.
Walter was a hard working man who had big dreams. Walter believes that freedom is not enough and that, while civil rights are a large step for blacks, in the real world—for the Youngers, the South Side of Chicago in the 1940s and 1950s—blacks are still treated differently and more harshly than whites. As a result, he has become frustrated and lacks good judgement. While on his way to class on January 7, 2007, Cameron Hollopeter appeared to become disoriented after an apparent seizure, and he collapsed on the tracks of a Harlem subway stop. Caucasus, where every day an eagle tore out his liver, which grew back each night. Although tragic and detrimental, the loss brings the Younger family closer together and in turn helps Walter find pride in himself. Walter feels useless as a man because he doesn't make enough money to provide for his family.
Throughout the play, it is quite obvious that most characters would like to have a little more in life, but I think this theme is best shown through Walter. To realize his lucrative dream, he wants to use the insurance money to invest in a liquor store with two of his friends. Walter Lee Younger, a man who is vehement for his family, has many ambitions in life, and dreams of the biggest dreams out of anyone else in the play. Walter Lee would rather use the money to invest in a liquor store, believing the income would put an end to the family's financial woes. Johnson and a few scenes were cut from the Broadway performance and in reproductions due to time constraints. The reality of being unable to achieve his dreams burdens Walter and eventually changes him into a greedy, selfish and cowardly young man who makes poor decisions and hurts those who love him. With the weight of his deferred dreams upon his shoulders, Walter Lee Younger digs himself into a massive pit of troubles but slowly redeems himself by realizing the wrongs of his actions, making him the anti-hero of this play.
The third and final characteristic of Walter Lee Younger is that he is quixotic about life. At this point, Walter is so desperate that he is willing to shame himself and his family by accepting the money offered by Mr. Although Walter encountered these hardships, continuously, he discovered himself to be his most prominent enemy. Although Walter makes the worst mistakes out of any other character in the play, he also undergoes the greatest transformation. Then I drove back and I went to the Green Hat.
Working as a chauffeur for a rich white man has got him totally dissatisfied. In the following scene, Walter is talking to his mother about the conversations that he hears white men having during his time as a driver. Walter is emotionally and physically drained and begins nearing his breaking point. This epithet aptly describes Walter, and it is only going to end up hurting him and no one else. The black Younger family lived in a time period between 1945 and… 2823 Words 12 Pages there are none.
Neither man is actively involved in the Youngers' financial ups and downs. Throughout the first half of the play, it's obvious that Walter doesn't get along very well with the members of his family. When in the presence of money, determination and hope floods his mind and he blabs it to anyone who will listen. She wrote short stories, poetry, and plays. I guess the world really do change. These were the words of Walter as he assured his son that he would be able to have, go, and do as he wanted by the time he was seventeen. The continued to doubt and ignore Walter.
When mama decides to reverse her decision of buying the family house, Walter stands his ground and reverses his decision to sign Mr. The held that the Hansberry defendants were not bound by the Burke decision because the class of defendants in the respective cases had conflicting goals, and thus could not be considered to be the same class. Although Walter has a job, it seems inadequate for his survival. He finally realizes that society trumps over one individual. When he comes up with the idea of going into partnership with some men to open a liquor store his Mama is upset with him. As one of the first films featuring an all-Black leading cast, the film is directed by Daniel Petrie and stars some talented actors and actress such as Sydney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Diana Sands and Ruby Dee.
He's friendly to his sister, hugs his mother, and even takes his wife out on a date, where they get super-frisky and hold hands. Walter is shadowed by greed and ignorance which causes him to fail to achieve the success he wishes to gain. Walter Lee Younger - The protagonist of the play. Walter Lee Younger, the son and oldest child of mama… 1854 Words 8 Pages people grow together in an educational environment, where they can build friendships with students of other races. He refuses the money after all, and eventually the family moves into the new house in the white neighborhood. And his woman say — in utter anguish as he brings his fists down on his thighs — Your eggs is getting cold! On one hand, Walter longs for a better life than what he currently has. Walter just can't bring himself to act so shamefully in front of Travis.