Mind map: Walter Lee Younger - A Raisin in the Sun


A Raisin in the Sun - Characters
Mind Map by Mariana Aylín, updated more than 1 year ago
Created by Mariana Aylín about 8 years ago

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Mind map: Walter Lee Younger - A Raisin in the Sun
  1. Beneatha Younger (“Bennie”) - Mama’s daughter and Walter’s sister. Beneatha is an intellectual. Twenty years old, she attends college and is better educated than the rest of the Younger family.
    1. Joseph Asagai - A Nigerian student in love with Beneatha. Asagai, as he is often called, is very proud of his African heritage
      1. George Murchison - A wealthy, African-American man who courts Beneatha. He challenges the thoughts and feelings of other black people through his arrogance and flair for intellectual competition.
      2. Lena Younger (“Mama”) - Walter and Beneatha’s mother. The matriarch of the family, Mama is religious, moral, and maternal.
        1. Ruth Younger - Walter’s wife and Travis’s mother. She is about thirty, but her weariness makes her seem older. but is an emotionally strong woman. Her almost pessimistic pragmatism helps her to survive.
          1. Travis Younger - Walter and Ruth’s sheltered young son. Travis earns some money by carrying grocery bags and likes to play outside with other neighborhood children, but he has no bedroom and sleeps on the living-room sofa.
            1. Mr. Karl Lindner - The only white character in the play.He offers the Youngers a deal to reconsider moving into his (all-white) neighborhood.
              1. Bobo - One of Walter’s partners in the liquor store plan. Bobo appears to be as mentally slow as his name indicates.
                1. Willy Harris - A friend of Walter and coordinator of the liquor store plan. Willy never appears onstage
                  1. Mrs. Johnson - The Youngers’ neighbor. Mrs. Johnson takes advantage of the Youngers’ hospitality and warns them about moving into a predominately white neighborhood.
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