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    Alice Walker is a very well-known American author and is particularly known for her award-winning book “The Color Purple.” Walker makes a point to make the titles of her literary work display the exact meaning behind her work. Such as in “The Color Purple” the title comes from a scene in the book in which Shug Avery asks Celie if she takes the time to notice what little things God does to show them that he loves them. Then Shug replies with, "I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color…

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    Am I Blue By Alice Walker

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    Alice Walkers’ book is titled, “Am I Blue?” the story is about a horse living on a few small acres of land not far from the authors’ home. Though the story seems quite simple and trivial, it gains momentum as it converts from a story of a horse to a comparison between animals and humanity. Alice Walker’s purpose in this piece is to convince the readers that animals can teach us many life lessons as well as, the different forms of pain and suffering that one can endure. She convinces us of this…

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    In the Book The color purple by Alice Walker the main character Celie is a very shy and timid women throughout the book, she has learned to never speak her mind and has always let men control everything about who she is. In a passage in the book, For the first time Celie demonstrates that standing up to those who once scared you or harmed you will give you an amazing strength to be confident in who you are and what you can do. The passage has a tone of strength and confidence on Celie’s part,…

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    “Everyday Use: What Was the Symbolism?” Author Alice Walker uses heirlooms to shape a deeper meaning with symbolism in the story, “Everyday Use”. I can personally relate to how these items reflect upon one’s heritage. My parents have heirlooms, which I have been taught the importance of each item. One in particular was a desk my great- great grandfather and his sons built. He used trees from his land to create this exquisite piece of furniture. As I read this particular short story, it…

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    “Everyday use” by Alice walker is a story of a family from the south the narrator is the mother who has two daughters who are opposing forces. In Amy Tan “Two kinds” is a tale of a girl named Jing mei who looks back in to personal memories of inner conflict that helped change into a more stronger character. The characters who draw the most sympathy is Maggie and the Jing-mei. Maggie has earned the sympathy of the audience through the use of diction. For instance, Walker characterizes Maggie…

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    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," which gives the reader a sense of disgust at the thought of the inappropriate look of the man's hygiene. The mother then comes back to Dee as she…

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    “I think 'The Color Purple' is so bursting with love, the need for connection, the showing of the need for connection around the globe.” This quote is by Alice Walker, the author who wrote the epistolary novel The Color Purple. The novel revolves around Celie and her tough life. Celie tells her story through diary entries to God, and eventually stops believing in him. Celie goes through a lot of changes during her life, which changes and these changes affect her in a few ways. Self discovery…

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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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    Alice Walker is a very influential Pulitzer Prize winning writer, African-American novelist, and social activist who is most notably famous for her authoring of “The Color Purple.” She was born in 1944, just about decade before the civil rights movement, in Eatonton, Georgia to sharecropper parents and is the youngest of eight children. In 1973, during part of a period of discovery where she embarked on exploring writing in all its forms, Walker published the short story collection In Love and…

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    Sisters have similar and different characteristics. In the short story, “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker, Maggie and Dee are very different. Being raised in the house does not make them alike. Their ideas, hopes, and lifestyles are not similar. Although living together for their childhood, Maggie’s and Dee’s personality have become their own. First, Maggie is the youngest daughter. When she was little she was in a house fire. The fire left scars on her arms. Although beautiful, Maggie is shy and…

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