Each member of the Younger family in Lorraine Hansberry’s play goes through a major shift by the end of the novel

Each member of the Younger family in Lorraine Hansberry’s play goes through a major shift by the end of the novel. Walter and Beneatha are the main family members that have a big change from the beginning to the end of the novel. Walter at the beginning of the novel was worried about his family’s future and he wanted to invest into a liquor store with Mama’s money. Beneatha’s point of view at the beginning was that she is that she is into guys and isn’t worried about what she wants to do with her which is being a doctor.
Walter Lee is very confused at the beginning of the novel and believes to some extent that money is everything and has all power. When Walter finds out that the Mama spends some of the insurance on a new house Walter becomes very upset. He now thinks that he can not invest into the liquor store. While is walking towards the door to leave he states to Mama “It was your money and you did what you wanted with it. So what you need me to say it was all right for” (Hansberry 95)? He’s saying that it’s her money she can do what she wants with it and that she does not need his approval. Mama gives Walter the rest of the money to do whatever he wanted to do with it. So now Walter is talking to Travis and states “Just tell me where you want to go to school and you’ll go. Just tell me, what is it you want be—and you’ll be it…Whatever you want to be—Yessir! You just name it, son … and I hand you the world!” (Hansberry 108). Walter is acting like he already has the money in hand so he is telling Travis this to him happy of his father. He wants Travis to be proud of him.