Write a 4 pages paper on a raisin in the sun. Karuna Shanker Mishra writes, “A hero deserves admiration due to his inherent goodness. If he succumbs to unmerited suffering he becomes a tragic hero” (Mishra 1). And, if one throws light to the Aristotle’s definition of tragic hero, one can understand the perception the great philosopher provided when he quoted the definition of a tragic hero as “a person of exalted position who, on account of some error or flaw, suffers a total reversal of fortune, arousing a feeling of pity and fear” (Mishra 1). Thus, the character of Walter Lee fits into the parameters set by Aristotle for his tragic hero. Walter Lee has evolved as a product of socio-economic deconstruction in modern era without any tinge of nobility which can be depicted as a subject of exposition. THESIS STATEMENT Loraine Hansberry’s ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ does provide a character portrayal of Walter Lee as a tragic hero crafted under the modern light which does not fit exactly into the parameters of Aristotle’s definition of a tragic hero.

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