Speaker: Alice Walker writes in a first person point of view. The speaker is a single mother who “never had an education” (Walker 49). She is a minority, and accepts the lower status: “Who can even imagine me looking a strange white man in in the eye?” (48). The mother refuses to challenge the people society deem as better than her. Occasion: Alice Walker writes the story to draw attention to the mindset of the minorities.
Walker depicts how his wife’s community has excellent schools, safe neighborhoods, and clean parks. Despite having a nice community, Walker’s wife still faces racism. For example, people in her community would sometime indirectly discriminate others due to their race: “the stares and snickers her parents faced in restaurants; how her brother was routinely followed by mall security; how her sister had trouble getting a date for prom”(194). Since Walker’s wife comes from a passive community, it explains why she has a passive tone towards disputes, even it is connected to race. In comparison to Walker’s experience, Walker defines that his wife’s challenges as “relatively benign”(194), which means Walker implies that his wife’s situation is easier to deal with.
Alice Walker uses imagery and diction throughout her short story to tell the reader the meaning of “The Flowers”. The meaning of innocence lost and people growing up being changed by the harshness of reality. The author is able to use the imagery to show the difference between innocence and the loss of it. The setting is also used to show this as well. Alice walker uses diction to convey the loss of innocence in this short story.
Her character is influenced and impacted significantly because of her punishment of having to wear the scarlet letter. It has also made an impact on her daughter Pearl as well. Throughout The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne goes under some remarkable changes with
This help the author be more believable in the essay. Telling each section in different perspective help this essay from being bias. Also this allowed the readers to connect with character but not only the author. Ascher is very effective in using personal experience to prepare the reader for her conclusion. The three stories were very different from one another and this allow Ascher to effectively express a universal definition of compassion and empathy.
In essence, Alice Walker displayed Dee Johnson as careless, vain and selfish. Dee showed no true emotion to her family, as if they were not related. She was only worried about things that made her happy and did not care what bridges she burned receiving that happiness. Alice Walker used a great deal of dialogue and intriguing diction to show how complex Dee’s personality
She then realized that the things her mother did were not because of her, it was because like Sal says in this quote,”For the first time, it occurred to me that my mother’s leaving had nothing whatsoever to do with me. It was separate and apart. We couldn’t own our mothers” (Creech 169). The impact that this theme had on the reader was to realize that the people around you are the people you become. Me personally, also think that this was the message Sharon Creech tried to spread to everybody, that relationships impact and mold who you
Her faith is weakened at a certain point but then she starts to develop a new perception of God, she begins to see God as a universal being with no gender and race who is present everywhere and in everything that we love or do. She is now able to see God through people, nature, sex, and in the color purple. Alice Walker also gave importance to the value of female bonds and relationships or sisterhood as a means of coping and social support against the alienation experienced by Celie and other black female characters in the novel. Celie’s friends, mainly Shug and Sofia helped her to find her voice and stand up for herself. As the novel progresses, Celie develops strength and eventually gains her freedom towards the end.
She was at a point to where the relief she felt helped her to become more caring and fond of her family. The girl wanted to be loved and understood. This was all a part of her maturing. She made a transition that gave her a positive spirit on life that she did not have before. When she spoke on how: I always felt her gray eye on me.
Alice Walker uses narrative pace and diction to prepare the trade of what might just be a very gruesome ending. Throughout the short story she uses positive words to contrast the ending and the pace she uses gives a bigger impact towards what the main character Myop is about to experience. The first element I noticed was the contrast between the use of positive words in the beginning and negative words in the end. Throughout the short story Alice uses words like “skipped lightly” which gives us a sense of joy and happiness that is portrayed through Myop. And in the end she gives a sense of fear and wonder by using words like “The air was damp, the silence close and deep.” meaning that something unfortunate is about to be experienced.