In Lorraine Hansberry ” A raisin in the sun” an initial situation is put upon the youngers leading to many complications. The author uses the character Walter to emphasize his conflicts between the power of dreams and the strength of family. Throughout Lorraine Hansberry A raisin in the sun we see the positive and negative effects of chasing the American dream .Primarily , in the play Walter is an example of one struggling to achieve their dream or desire. Walters dream is to be the sole provider for his household and give his family a better life . Walter younger is a desperate man , shackled by poverty , and obsessed with a business idea that he thinks will solve all of his economic and social problems. Although Walter has a job, it seems inadequate for his survival. Working as a chauffeur for a rich white man has led him to be dissatisfied with his living stability.” you tired , ain’t you ? Tired of everything. Me , the boy, the way we live this beat up hole everything.”, this quote conveys how Walter expects Ruth to show her support for him by doing what he wants her to do. As Walter is so caught up in his manipulative ways he never stops to consider what she might want of him. Walter wants the best for his family and he thinks the liquor store will provide him the financial security needed to boost them out of poverty.
As Walter struggles in understanding who he needs to be for his family and feeling incapable of providing them with the lifestyle they deserve. The stirred up anxiety that Walter is dealing with creates confrontation with his sister. In fears that her dream will interfere with his own agenda of making a better life for his family.