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    Well, hello there my name is Sarah Breedlove, but you might know me as Madam C. J. Walker one of the first black females to become a millionaire, at a young age I opened my own factory and a beauty school I also created the world’s first hair-straightening formula aka the hot comb. You’re welcome. Enough of my boring millionaire life, I’ll tell you how I became to be. I was born December 23, 1867, on a plantation in Delta, Louisiana to two former slaves Owen and Minerva, but by the age of seven I became an orphan my mother died in 1874 and my father passed the next year. After they died I was sent to live with my sister, louvinia and her husband, we moved to Vicksburg Mississippi, in 1877, where I picked cotton and did household work. At the ripe age of 14, I…

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    Madam Jj Walker Biography

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    Madam C.I. Walker Imagine waking up one morning and being an African American woman with natural hair. You walk into your bathroom and notice that all of your hair products are empty and that you need to restock. You then grab your keys and head for the nearest Sally Beauty Salon to pick up all of your hair products. The door opens and you are walking down the aisle to find your hair products, but all the products are gone that are designed for your hair. Luckily, that is where Madam C.J.…

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    Maggie digs a "well in the sand with her toe" (877). We can almost see Maggie looking down and embarrassed. As Dee gets out of the car, it is her legs that her mother first recognizes. She says it looks as if "God himself shaped them with a certain style" (878). The next thing the mother notices is the stocky man with long messy hair and "hair hanging from his chin like a kinky mule tail" (878). Walker then spells out the sound that Maggie makes as she sees the male friend. She says, "Uhnnnh,"…

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    “The Color Purple” by Alice Walker is a very radical movie of the twentieth century. While not only showing the abuse of women in a new light, it also shows the growing independence of women as well. The story is set in the Deep South in America after the Civil War. It shows a young woman, Celie and her struggles as a young girl grow into deeper struggles as a middle aged woman. As the story progresses, many important women come in and out of her life, and ultimately help her with the hardships…

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    After reading and analyzing The Century Quilt by Marilynn Nelson, the reader can interpret that the author is telling a story about her cultural background and the significance of a family heirloom that has been passed down for generations. The narrator was sharing her feelings on how she felt about not getting a family heirloom over her older sister and she related that to her grandmother. Nelson used theme, symbolism, and point of view to showcase her feelings about being an outcast in her own…

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    Toni Morrison, author of The Bluest Eye, reflects the feminist theory throughout the novel. Characters narrate the novel from different point of views to help understand the story of the protagonist, Pecola Breedlove, and the hardships of growing up as a young black girl. The eleven-year-old fails to get help because of the suffering from other characters, which eventually contributes to her fate. The feminist theory is presented by Pecola’s desire to be beautiful, black women resisting…

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    Family are the friends we do not pick by ourselves, but are born into. “The dress” by Julia Darling is a short story about the sisters Rachel and Flora, and their mother. The story focuses on the deterioration of the sister’s relationship but also on their relationship to the mother. The story also focuses on what happens to a family when it is missing love and communication. Throughout the story, the main topic is a certain dress, and this leads to a dispute having immense consequences. In the…

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    In the novel "The Bluest eye" by Tony Morrison, Morrison attempts to explore the meaning of beauty through the point of view of adolescent black girls as they tackle poverty, racism, sexism and the transition to adulthood. Morrison accomplishes this, through her writing she scrupulously decides which rhetoric devices to use in order to do so. Throughout her writing Morrison uses Scesis Onomaton to emphasize particular aspects she deems vital to the storytelling, while using symbolism to…

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    “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker, is a short story of Mrs. Johnson and her two daughters, Maggie and Dee, whose personalities are total opposites. Mrs. Johnson states that Maggie was the chosen daughter to receive the two hands- stitched quilts since she sees heritage as memories of past people in her life and understands how the hand-stitched quilts should be put to “everyday use.” On the other hand, Dee received an education and is modern; she left behind her quiet rural town life and adapted to…

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    The point of view in the story “Everyday Use,” by Alice Walker plays a big part. Throughout the story, one of Mama’s daughters came to visit. The way Mama and Maggie see her is not in a very pleasant way. In fact, they are scared to tell her no when it comes to anything. From Mama’s perspective Dee seems like this rude, stuck up, spoiled child because she had the opportunity to go out and expand her education, while Mama and Maggie continued to live their lives on the farm. On the other hand, if…

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