Alice Walker

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  • The Flowers By Alice Walker

    In the short story “The Flowers” by Alice Walker, the reader follows a young girl named Myop who goes away from her home on a sharecropper’s farm into a forest, only to find the dead body of a lynched man. The story is written in such a style that the reader never sees the ending coming. Utilizing the elements of imagery and symbolism, Walker showcases the shock value of a girl realizing that life is not the same for her as it is for everyone else. From the very start, Myop is clearly…

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  • Love And Summary: The Dress By Julia Darling

    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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  • The Role Of Feminism In The Bluest Eye By Toni Morrison

    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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  • The Century Guilt By Marilyn Nelson Analysis

    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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  • Symbolism In The Bluest Eye By Tony Morrison

    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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  • The Theme Of Sacrifice In The Gift Of The Magi

    The theme of Sacrifices between the families is portrayed in the texts. Written text ‘My Sister’s Keeper’ by Jodi Picoult and short story ‘The Gift of the Magi’ by O’ Henry. Media text ‘Mamma Mia’ directed by Phyllida Lloyd and Script ‘Billy Elliot’ by Stephen Daldry. These texts introduce a range of sacrifice that can occur in family relationship; married couple, mother and child, father and child and between siblings. All of these texts are connected sacrificing their most valuable. The Gift…

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  • The Bluest Eye Rhetorical Analysis

    Morrison’s novel, The Bluest Eye, is about the Problem of middle-class people ideas of beauty on a female of an African American girls. Her novel came about after Morrison talked with someone who wanted to have blue eyes, the novel shows a girl, Pecola Breedlove, who wanted love and to be taken into a world that doesn’t care about people of her race. Author Shelley Wong’s in her Article Transgression as Poesis in The Bluest Eye talks about the different ways in which Morrison wrote her novels…

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  • What Is The Theme Of Thank You Ma Am

    Starting in the short story, “Thank You, Ma’am,” by Langston Hughes, Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones is one of the protagonists. In the beginning, she almost gets her purse stolen by Roger, a kid who wanted blue suede shoes. Eventually, Mrs. Jones forgives and starts to care for Roger. Throughout the story, Mrs. Jones has done acts of honesty and honor. Therefore, I believe that that Mrs. Jones is upright all throughout the story from the beginning, middle, and end. In the light of…

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  • Adversity In The Bluest Eye

    The novel The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison tells the story of Pecola Breedlove, a young African American girl in Ohio who faces great adversity as a result of her race, gender, and age. She wants nothing more than to have blue eyes, believing that they would make her beautiful and improve her quality of life. She lives in a small house with her mother Pauline, her father Cholly, and her brother Sammy. In an excerpt titled “Battle Royal” from Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, the narrator faces…

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  • Racism In The Lesson, By Toni Bambara

    Growing up in Harlem in 1972 is not easy as an African American, not to mention a woman as well. “The Lesson” is a short story written by Toni Bambara that retells her adolescent years of growing up in Harlem and spending her summers learning from Miss Moore, the only woman to attend college in the neighborhood. Because Miss Moore attended college, the parents of the children see it fit for her to watch over them during the summer. She teaches the children an array of subjects, but in the story…

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