A Raisin in the Sun

How is Walter like Prometheus?

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Walter is like Prometheus in his attitude, and consequently, their fates are similar. Prometheus challenged the rules of the gods and stole fire for mankind. Walter believes that his ideas are better than any one else and that he needs to be an angry black man against the world to make his way. Prometheus is punished by having to suffer everyday having his liver eaten away by birds (only to have it repeated again the next day...he is immortal). Walter, when his business venture fails and he loses everyone's money, has to live daily with the guilt over doing this.