Study Guide

Willy Harris in A Raisin in the Sun

By Lorraine Hansberry

Willy Harris

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.

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