In a paper, what is the best way to introduce Walter Lee's role in the Younger family?

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Ashley Kannan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I believe that one of the best ways to characterize Walter and introduce him in a paper to show him as the embodiment of the struggle in dreams.  Walter is shown to struggle with accomplishing the reality of his dreams.  Walter's presence in the drama is to assess the difficulties with dreams.  In introducing him in a paper, I would focus here as a potential element to illuminate his characterization.  Walter is shown to be a figure that wrestles with dreams, their weight and the pain that their lack of accomplishment can cause to the individual.  For Walter, the essence of the dream is one in which Walter's character exists.  His role in the drama is to show the pain, frustration, and hurt that accompanies dreams.  In this manner of introduction, Walter becomes the focal point for how dreams progress and how important they are in the modern setting.  This also establishes his trajectory throughout the drama, for his actions at the end of the drama could be seen as a realization and embodiment of the importance of dreams.