For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf

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    For Colored Girls

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    For Colored Girls In 2010 Lionsgate released For Colored Girls, a movie written and directed by Tyler Perry that was inspired by Ntozake Shange’s award winning play, For Colored Girls who have considered suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf. Perry’s film is the latest interpretation of Shange’s landmark work which was conceived over 35 years ago and was first performed in 1974 as a series of poetic monologues accompanied by dance and music at The Bacchanal bar in Berkeley, California. The author, born Paulette Williams in Trenton, New Jersey, changed her name in 1971 to Ntozake Shange (which means, “She who comes with her own things” and “She who walks with lions” in Xhosa, the Zulu language). Shortly afterward, an artistic…

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    Ntozake Shange Language

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    are impossible to ignore. Shange, in her interview with Luster, discusses the idea of “[l]anguage as a liberator” in conjunction with how women are oppressed through language, stating, “the challenge was to kill off these things and to trip it and trick it [ . . . ] in ways that people speaking the language I speak would receive and feel a sense of joy in” (“At the Heart). The poems that make up for colored girls who have considered…

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    Colored Girls Analysis For Colored Girls Who have considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf was written by Ntozake Shange. Theme One; colored ladies especially black ladies encounter and struggle soo much in their everyday life. They don’t give up; they endure until they achieve their goals. Shange used devices such as Repetition, Visual Image and Rythm Considering all things, Repetition is used by Shange throughout the text to illustrate self-actualization from different difficulties…

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    Ntozake Shange's Poetry

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    themselves- flaws and all. Ntozake Shange’s use of literary elements in the choreopoem “For colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf” not only depicts the daily struggles of an African American woman, but also encourages African American women. Ntozake Shange’s style of writing makes her poems more relatable. Shange’s poems are written as a choreopoem. A chorepoem is defined as a form of dramatic expression. Dance, song, poetry, and music are used in a choreopoem.…

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    “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf” a theatre to film that is full of drama that will make you laugh, cry, sad, and mad but most of all it will open the viewer's eyes to see the bigger issues that these women are dealing with. This play displays the uncomfortable and what some women feel to be embarrassing issues that most women would never talk about. Oz Scott directed “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf” theatre to…

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    Author Ntozake Shange presented a choreopoem For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf with a colorful vast amount of voices from women. A rainbow of stories offers a vivid image of external conflicts. The scenes are driven by emotional rhythmic movements and colorful backgrounds. The rhythmic movements and themes are interpreted by the journey of identity, rape, abortion, sexuality, and darkness of the colored girls. The rhythmic movements of the rainbow of women,…

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    The movie For Colored Girls (2010) , is based on Ntozake Shange’s play known as For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf. It was performed in 1975. Then it is written for the screen , produced and directed by Tyler Perry. This movie is an American drama. It represents the lives of nine African – American women, unlike the play that dealt only with seven women. The movie sheds light on a feminist era. Each character deals with a different personal struggle. For…

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    For colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf is a play by Ntozake Shange, inspired by and built from the stories of New York women of color who used to perform on bar countertops in Manhattan. The first thing I noticed when the actresses entered the stage were the costumes. While each character is represented by a color, all of them wear at least one item of another color. This seems to play with the theme of interconnection and sisterhood; these women might be…

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    the stage play “For Colored Girls who have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf,” by Ntozake Shange and watching the film by Tyler Perry I will discuss relationships. Relationships during the present time are what I feel need the most focus. Relationships between a man and a woman as well as relationships between women ( African-American) and how they treat each other depending on their social class was just ridiculous. In both the movie and the stage play the lady in Green in the play…

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    Will I ever be able to understand the hurt and pain of living as a colored sister in America? Ntozake Shange , for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf , expresses the obstacles of colored woman living in a world that doesn’t seem to want them. Modern day America pushes them into being outcast and feeling less than whole. Ntozake Shange brilliantly describes the situation of seven colored girls struggles with loneliness, oppression, and sexism in everyday life…

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