However, Walter, instead of for making money through his hard work, eyes on the insurance money that his mother acquires after his father’s death. He dreams about a prospective prosperous lifestyle with the help of the money that he would receive from his mother. Lena, after much thought, yields to his desire and gives a large portion of money for his business as Walter promised his mother that she shall never regret this decision.
Walter entrusts the money in the hands of an unworthy friend and to his dismay finds that the money has been lost. He is torn between material wealth and honor. Finally, he is made to realize that dignity and decorum hold a lofty position in the society over money. His realization wins over his lust for money. He finally recognizes the truth that values and morality do generate the respect and reverence a man deserves in the society. When Walter Lee refuses the money offered by Mr. Linder asking them not to move into the new house, the audiences become aware of the fact that morality has won over money.
When Beneatha learns that her brother Walter has lost the money that was set aside for her medical education, she is driven to a state of despair. This is because she believed that personal aspirations had a social concern of creating a better, healthy society. The institution of family is so strong that it binds the members together even during the times of adversity and make them realize that the true value of life is upholding morality.
Lena Young has been the beacon light, guiding the family in the moral path and assisting the members of the family to discover the greatness of morality through her life story. She is aware of the past and present and foresees future with the right attitude and thereby guides her son to mature into manhood.
On the whole, Hansberry has successfully established the fact that upholding moral values have been the strong foundations of the society. The play A Raisin in the Sun set during the pre Civil Rights period depicts the role and position of the Afro Americans in a