Pride in "A Raisin in the Sun
In the play "A Raisin in the Sun , by Lorraine Hansberry, pride is one of the major themes. Several of the characters display their own particular kind of pride. Walter Lee shows a type of pride that could be called "manly pride. Beneatha is constantly displaying her "intellectual pride. Mama has a deep-rooted "old-fashioned pride. Collectively, all of their prides come together to form a sense of "cultural and ethnic pride.
Walter Lee's "manly pride shows itself as he always insists on being accepted and respected as the head of the Younger household. He expects the rest of the family to listen to him and follow his guidance. When is "manliness is questioned, he becomes very angry. Walter Lee wants to invest the ten thousand dollars of insurance money that his mother has