Growth in Characters

Growth in Characters - Blake Cordell Mrs. Mullman February...

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Blake Cordell Cordell 1 Mrs. Mullman February 12, 2008 English 10 Honors Growth in Characters Throughout literature there are usually characters in a work that grow and mature by the end of the novel or short story. In the play A Raisin in the Sun and the short story “A White Heron” two characters grow and come to a conclusion. Both Walter Younger and Sylvia are characters that grow and mature during their journey. While Walter matures into a man by realizing money is not everything and by wanting to fulfill the needs of his family, Sylvia grows more mature by selecting the elegance of a heron over the compassion of a boy. Walter is a character whom is consumed by the idea that he can find the answer to his family’s financial problem. He is so enticed by the thought of being rich that he ignores the rest of the family’s decision to move into the house and goes as far as to lose most of his family’s money. Walter is an immature person enveloped by the thought of money. Mama felt that Walter has changed and now money envelops him so she says Oh—So now it’s life. Money is life. Once upon a time freedom used to be life—now it’s
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This note was uploaded on 06/22/2011 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Wray during the Spring '08 term at South Carolina.

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