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A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun


by Lorraine Hansberry

Walter Younger Timeline and Summary

  • Walter is groggy after Ruth wakes him up for the day.
  • Walter smokes cigarettes.
  • Walter hopes to invest in a liquor store with friends.
  • He dreams of creating more out of his life and offering more to his family.
  • Walter confesses he is afraid of a life of nothingness.
  • Walter believes one has to take big risks in order to win big.
  • Walter receives $6500 from Mama.
  • Walter promises Travis that he’ll give everything in the world to him.
  • Instead of saving the money, he gives it all to Willy to secure the liquor store.
  • After the deal with Willy falls through, he decides to give in and take Karl’s offer.
  • Walter stands up for his family’s right to be in any neighborhood.
  • Walter helps his family move out of the apartment.