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Who are the main characters in this play?

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Posted July 25, 2013 at 8:57 PM via web

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Who are the main characters in this play?

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bcsaund | Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted July 31, 2013 at 1:16 AM (Answer #1)

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The main characters in A Raisin in the Sun are as follows:

Lena Younger (Mama) - 60s; she is expecting a $10,000 insurance check after the death of her late husband (Big Walter)

Walter - Mama's oldest child (mid-30s); he is a chauffeur, but he wants to be the head of the household by investing in a liquor store with two others

Ruth - Walter's wife (30); she is pregnant with her second child

Beneatha - Mama's daughter (20s); she wants to be a doctor

Travis - son of Walter and Ruth (10)

*Each of these characters lives under one roof in a crowded apartment

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