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Characters: A Raisin in the Sun


Lena Younger (Mama): mother to Beneatha and Walter, a religious and maternal character with morals and dreams of her family having a better life 

Beneatha Younger (Bennie): Mama’s daughter, an intellectual who attends college and dreams of becoming a doctor

Walter Lee Younger: Mama’s son, the protagonist of the play who desires to be rich by investing his father’s insurance money into a liquor store

Ruth Younger: Walter’s wife, a pragmatic and strong woman battling poverty


Joseph Asagai: Nigerian student who is in love with Beneatha

George Murchison: rich African-American man who wishes to be with Beneatha 

Travis: Walter and Ruth’s young son


Karl Lindner: white man who offers the Younger family a deal to move to his all-white neighborhood

Bobo: Walter’s partner in liquor store plan 

Willy Harris: Walter’s friend who is also in on the liquor store plan 

Mrs. Johnson: neighbor of the Younger family who takes advantage of their hospitality

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