The line from harlem that reflects this behavior is

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inanimate objects that did not cause Ruth to interrupt him. The line from “Harlem” that reflects this behavior is “or does it explode?” (Hughes Line 11). Walter lets his frustrations get the best of him until he can't take it anymore and takes it out on anyone and anything around him. Walter also deals with frustration by keeping it hidden. Next, Walter copes with his frustration by letting them build up until he simply can't take it anymore. This is especially shown in his conversation with George. Walter tells him, “Bitter?
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Key 1 Man, I’m a volcano” (Hansberry 2.1.85). Walter recognizes that he lets what frustrates him stir like magma until he explodes and spews his frustrations like a volcano. The poem parallels this with the line, “Or fester like a sore?” (Hughes Line 4). Walter keeps what frustrates him to himself and lets it sit and make him angrier until the smallest thing sets him off. Walter reacts to his frustrations in extreme ways. Lastly, Walter allows his frustrations to crush him. Walter’s frustrations with himself are reflected in his plan to get his family’s money back. He humiliates himself in front of the leader of the home association by saying, “Father, just gi’ ussen de money” (Hansberry 3.1.103). He is speaking in a slave dialogue, as a way to grovel to the man for money. He feels ashamed of
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