A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

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By the end of A Raisin in the Sun, each main character has lost something but has gained something as well. What are the losses and gains for each character after Walter rejects Lindner's offer?

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Each character's dreams are tied into the insurance money that the family received after Big Walter died. Walter wants to open a liquor store with his friend. Beneatha wants to become a doctor. Lena wants to purchase a home where the family can thrive and feel safe. Unfortunately, things don't pan out the way they anticipate. Walter's partner in the liquor store venture steals the money and a representative of Clybourne Park comes to ask the family to give up their home in that neighborhood.

Walter loses his dream of opening a liquor store. Beneatha loses the security of her father's money and that path to achieving her dream of becoming a doctor. Lena loses the peace and security that she felt when she put a down payment on the house in Clybourne Park.

However, each of them has a new dream and a new perspective on life. Walter is able to recapture his own pride and self-worth when he refuses the offer of the man from the Clybourne Park Association. Beneatha decides to go with her beau to...

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