In regards to Walter Lee Younger's role in his family, one could introduce him as the sole male provider, who embodies the dream and struggle of attaining prosperity in America. Walter Lee Younger works as a chauffeur and desperately wishes to quit his job in order to enter the liquor business using his mother's insurance money. He is depicted as a selfish visionary, who is extremely emotional and enthusiastic about attaining his dream. As the only grown man in the Younger family, he takes a leading role in the family's dynamic, second only to his mother, Lena. Despite his rather elaborate and unrealistic dreams of attaining financial prosperity by entering the liquor business, which is an area that he lacks knowledge and experience in, his mother trusts him with the majority of the insurance money. When Walter is given the money, he becomes the leader of his family and has the authority to make financial decisions. Unfortunately, Walter's business partner steals the money and he is forced to make a difficult decision regarding whether or not to sell Lena's new home. At the end of the play, Walter experiences a dramatic transformation and demonstrates his integrity by refusing to sell his mother's home.