THEA 107 short answers - 1 Who is the protagonist and why...

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1. Who is the protagonist and why? Walter Younger is the main character and protagonist of “Raisin in the Sun” play. The plot is based on his actions. We follow Walter`s decisions as an audience. The outcome of the play is dictated by Younger`s decision not to accept money and move in to a new house with his family. When he decided to accept money offer from Mr. Lindner, I, as a reader, was not hoping for such a great transition in Walter`s inner world and point of view. So by refusing to take the money from Mr. Lindner and by deciding to move to a white neighborhood, the protagonist of the play made the first step towards the resolution of people`s equality issue. 2. Who is the antagonist and why? An antagonist is the person who influences the protagonist`s plans, goes against protagonist`s views, and stands in the way of the protagonist. In this play we have two characters that may be called as antagonists. The first one is Willy Harris. He got Walter interested in opening a liquor store. He takes money and disappears with them leaving Walter and his sister with no money for living and education. The second antagonist represents the society at that time. Karl Lindner, a representative of white community, does not want the Youngers to live in the neighborhood. He offers money for them to change their mind and stay in their old apartment. This action represents the serious issues of racism and people inequality.
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