Never appearing onstage, Willy Harris is Walter Lee’s supposed friend and business partner. Willy Harris swindles Walter Lee and Bobo out of their investments in the liquor store, disappearing with the money and leaving Walter in a state of despair and financial ruin. From the start, Ruth dislikes and distrusts Harris, calling him a “good-for-nothing loudmouth.”
Willy Harris Quotes in A Raisin in the Sun
The A Raisin in the Sun quotes below are all either spoken by Willy Harris or refer to Willy Harris. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Vintage edition of A Raisin in the Sun published in 2004.).
Act 2, Scene 3 Quotes
Man, I trusted you . . . Man, I put my life in your hands . . . Man . . . THAT MONEY IS MADE OUT OF MY FATHER’S FLESH –
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Willy Harris Character Timeline in A Raisin in the Sun
The timeline below shows where the character Willy Harris appears in A Raisin in the Sun. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 2, Scene 1
...“talking with people who understand me,” and Ruth correctly assumes that he is referring to Willy Harris . Ruth grows impatient, and Walter bitterly snaps that he is “tied up in a... (full context)
Act 2, Scene 3
...to reveal Bobo, a “very slight” man with “haunted frightened eyes.” Walter asks Bobo where Willy Harris is, and Bobo responds that he isn’t with him. Walter remains jubilant and is unfazed... (full context)
...Walter that he has “a real bad feeling” about the investment that they made with Willy Harris . Bobo tells Walter that Harris never showed up yesterday morning to make the planned... (full context)
...mixed up” because of their preoccupation with “the right and the wrong.” He sarcastically thanks Willy Harris for teaching him how “to keep my eye on what counts in this world,” by... (full context)