Walter works as a chauffeur and drinks a bit too much at times. Beneatha is an intellectual.
However, not every man can handle this position. Walter's main role in 'A Raisin in the Sun' is to personify the African American families that make many gambles, which eventually lead to complete failure.
This caused many conflicts when it was time to decide what to do with the check coming in the mail for ten thousand dollars. Walter Lee Youngers' greed is exemplified when he talks about, "Check coming today.
The story is set in the Southside of Chicago, Illinois. He offers the Youngers a deal to reconsider moving into his all-white neighborhood. Lena's Mama's every action is borne out of her abiding love for her family, her deep religious convictions, and her strong will that is surpassed only by her compassion.
The only family member privileged to have the opportunity for a higher education, she is sometimes a little overbearing in the pride she takes in being an "intellectual.