Essay About A Raisin In The Sun
The movie “A Raisin In The Sun” was mainly about a family who did not have much, but they received insurance from their deceased farther. The main characters were Walter, Betty, Ruth, Travis, and Mama. The family had high dreams, but most of them were ruined. The plans of moving, but one family member, let them all down. Eventually, the family moved.
Walter Lee was an irresponsible character. He always wanted things to go his way, and always tried to do the impossible. Betty was the sister of Walter Lee; she dreamed of being a doctor and attending medical school for it. Ruth was the wife of Walter; she didn’t have a job, but she was working in the house because she’s a housewife; she was also pregnant. Travis was the son of Walter Lee and Ruth; he was a young ten-year-old kid. Mama/Lena is the mother of Walter Lee and Betty.
Walter had dreams of being a liquor store owner, but he put his trust in someone else. His mom gave him $3000 to put up for his sister’s school tuition l and the rest to put up. Walter Lee ruined dreams for him and his family. A character named Willy took off with his money and never returned, and now both their dreams cannot happen, because that’s all they had. Luckily his mom put a down payment on the new house they had, but to keep it they had to work harder than what they do now.
The family eventually moved in the house, but they were going to have to work extremely hard. Due to Walter’s Lee mistakes, the family made acceptations to move. Even though Ruth was pregnant she said she would scrub every floor in the world if she had to even though that was an exaggeration. Walter Lee put his family in a deep situation, and he felt horrible about it.
The overall point of view of the play to me was don’t put your trust in everyone, no matter how close you are. Walter Lee messed up on many occasions, especially when he trusted Willy with $6500. Mama thought she could trust Walter Lee to take responsibility and do right by putting the money up, but he couldn’t even do that right. Walters mother thought he could be responsible like his father, But he really let her down. Overall the story shows how difficult it was to manage in the past. African Americans didn’t have the best opportunities in life, also didn’t have many opportunities in life we had to work hard to earn pay and not much pay at that.