play as a whole ; "A raisin in the sun"
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Although Walter makes the worst mistakes out of any other character in the play, he also undergoes the greatest transformation. His journey takes him from total jerk, obsessed with get-rich-quick schemes, to a man worthy of respect. In Walter Younger, Lorraine Hansberry shows how poverty and racism can twist and depress people, turning them against those that they most love. Of course, with Walter, the playwright also shows us how these social barriers can be overcome through personal determination and staying true to one's own beliefs. Having said that, Mama saw through Walter all the time. I think Moma's love was unconditional. She knew very well that the insurance money would be squandered but that was a price to pay when you accept the ones you love.