we A Raisin In The Sun By Lorraine Hansberry (Difference Between Mama AndWalter) ~ Naija Poets

It is the story of a poor black American family that suddenly got the opportunity to transform its state of living with a $10,000 insurance cheque issued the family as their deceased father's life insurance policy. Different ideas surfaced towards the use of the money which almost led to huge disagreement in the family.

In a tabular form, let's examine the difference between Mama and Walter.
(1) Mama is Walter's mother (1) Walter is a son to Mama
(2) Mama is moral and ambitious (2) Walter is desperate and ambitious
(3) Mama's strong belief in Christianity belief is revealed in the play (3) Walter's religious belief is not noted
(4) Mama is a very compassionate woman even when Walter lost part of the insurance money to his doomed investment, Mama treated him like a prodigal son (4) Walter is a character so adamant and sticks to his own believe alone
(5) Mama's passion is to give her family a better life by providing them a conducive place to live (5) Walter's passion is to give his family a better life by investing the insurance money

Mama and Walter
are so passionate about differed dreams of making their family better because of the eagerness to escape the racial inequality and poverty haunting them. Walter's intended liquor investment became unsuccessful but Mama's dream of new home became a success.


Samuel C. Enunwa aka samueldpoetry
(the Leo with wings flying)

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