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In A Raisin in the Sun, what made Walter suddenly change his mind about taking Mr. Lindner's money?

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It is particularly interesting to examine the stage directions of this section of the play, as it reveals crucial information regarding the conflict that Walter is experiencing and how he makes his decision. If we look at the way he is described as acting towards the beginning of the conversation with Lindner, we see that he is walking "slowly and awkwardly, rather like a small boy, passing the back of his sleeve across his mouth from time to time." Having just lost the remainder of the inheritance thanks to his own foolishness and naivety, and planning to accept the money from...

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