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    I chose the quote by Alice Walker, “Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.” One part of the phrase, “Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you…” this part of the quote told us that you should not want only other people to be happy and loving towards you. In the second part of the phrase, “Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.” It tells us that you should believe in yourself and you should follow your…

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    Feminism in “The Color Purple” Arun George 1313103 3CEP Topic No: 46 The Color Purple by Alice Walker is an epistolary novel set in Rural Georgia in the early 20th century. The novel moves forward with letters written by the protagonist, Celie, to God, describing her perils, trials, tribulations, payers and hopes. The book won the Pulitzer Prize of 1983 and was adapted into a movie starring Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey in 1985 by Steven Spielberg. Of the many themes that the novel deals…

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    sister Nettie. Alice Walker incorporates all three key components of a great writer in a beautifully written novel, The Color Purple. All of the three components stem from Vladimir Nabokov: storyteller, teacher and enchanter. Nabokov would greatly appreciate reading this novel because it includes all of the ideas necessary to be a great writer while keeping true to the story. Celie shows the difficulties she is faced throughout her life as she writes letters to God. Alice Walker slowly begins…

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    career paths of ones ancestors. Heritage is valued by many cultures. To recognize and honor the past traditions of our ancestors is a tradition in itself that is passed down from generation to generation. In the short story "Everyday Use", by Alice Walker, Mama exhilarates to the importance of the family heritage and how it is respected and valued by her daughter Maggie.…

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    Alice Walker goes in-depth between the stereotypes of black women with their realities and beliefs. The mama in this story is looked at like a stereotype by the ways she lives in society as a poor black farmer in the south. Walker compares how the yard as a comfort place by "It is like an extended living room. When the hard clay is swept clean as a floor and the fine sand around the edges lined the tiny, irregular grooves, anyone can come and sit" (77). Her yard describes as filthy and actually…

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    The Color Purple by Alice Walker, written in 1982, is a great work of literature for many reasons. Although it has been banned from schools there are multiple writings that have been published to establish this work’s literary merit. This book has had great historical and social impacts and it contains great rhetorical strength. Walker’s book has been very impactful in the social and historical realms. The book is very graphic and it brings up gender and racism issues through the plot,…

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    values and understandings can lead to having a better outlook on life and finding oneself. In her novel, The Color Purple, Alice Walker demonstrates the themes of self-discovery and bonds of sisterhood through the perspective of a young African American woman growing up in Georgia during the early 20th century. Alice Walker was born in 1944 in…

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    1) We move from the academic observations of Dr. W.E.B. DuBois and the cadences of Langston Hughes at the height of the Harlem Renaissance (1920-1937) to the time of the Civil Rights Movement (1954-1968) and the much more direct voice of Alice Walker. This poem, "Once," was published in 1968. Make some observations on this poem. Contrast it with the tones and styles of the two authors above, and talk about the differences. How do you respond to this? Discuss. This poem is hard to read at first…

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    The Color Purple is one of the most beloved novels of the twenty-first century. In it, author Alice Walker introduces her readers to a community of women, specifically protagonist, Celie and her sister Nettie, who suffer in the hands of men. The women are dehumanized by the misogynistic men in their lives, but eventually, they rise above the challenges the men throw at them and find themselves to be stronger and more beautiful than they ever were before. When the reader first meets Celie,…

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    Alice Walker's Heritage

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    reoccurring theme in Alice Walker’s short story, “Everyday Use.” The story is likely set in either the 60’s or 70’s, and the plot revolves around an African-American girl, Dee, who returns from college to visit her sister, Maggie, and mother (referred to as “Mama”). As the events of the story unfold, issues relating to the integrity of Dee’s heritage arise, and in the end, Dee brashly tells her mother and sister that they do not understand their heritage. In “Everyday Use,” Walker reveals that…

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