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A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun

  

by Lorraine Hansberry

Willy Harris

Character Analysis

Willy never shows up onstage, but he plays a significant role in the Youngers' story. And by "significant," we mean, "very, very negative." After convincing Walter that investing in the liquor store is a great idea, Willy takes Walter's money and runs. It is because of the thieving Willy Harris that Walter's dream is deferred.