What do Walter's thoughts about George Murchison say about his personality in A Raisin in the Sun?
It's important to remember that Walter's initial attempt at contact with George is friendly, though it occurs in a rather eccentric circumstance.
In Act II, Scene One, George enters the apartment to pick Beneatha up for a date. Meanwhile, Beneatha and her brother are in the middle of mimicking what they consider to be an African ceremonial dance. Walter sees George, "extends his hand for the fraternal clasp," and is rejected when George exclaims, "Black Brother, hell!"
It also becomes clear from the dialogue between George Murchison and Beneatha that George is not interested in joining the wave of Afrocentrism that appeals to Beneatha. He is initially put off by her short, natural hair. He is also dismissive of black culture generally: "Let's face it, baby, your heritage is nothing but a bunch of raggedy-assed spirituals and some grass huts!"
Due to his snobbishness and his apparent self-hatred, it is rather easy to see George as unlikable. Walter, too, dislikes George, but also feels inferior...
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