She is very proud of her origin and very confidently talks about her roots in her music. This album is a reflection of her life from her teenage years to a grown women who has gone through a lot in her life. She has gone through a lot of emotional feelings and betrayal from how it was mentioned everywhere about her husband having an affair with another women. With that said, she kind of tied in with how black women feel betryaed and lonely. They want to hide from the public to not get hurt, because of how wrong their identity had been revealed to the public.
The album lemonade (When life gives you lemons, make lemonade) is a representation that targets a certain audience, creates a voice, empowers and seeks recognition for the black community. Nevertheless, this is a valuable and astonishing piece, not just for the message of black empowerment, but the way it exemplifies circumstances in life; explaining complex ideas in plain language. Ideas like female endurance - staying in a marriage that is filled with disloyalty, distractions, and a marriage that neither serves nor satisfies you any longer. We see Beyonce grappling with a message itself: explaining female passivity, which is sometimes disquieting. Often more exclusively revealing its art forms.
Alice Walker wrote her own literary criticism; Walker has stated before she is “committed to exploring the oppressions, the insanities, the loyalties, and triumphs of black women”. It is evident that Walker writes about oppressions, loyalties, and triumphs of a black women masterfully because her description of these is realistic. Alice Walker realistically portrays Celie being oppressed by men because she is sexually, physically, and emotionally abused. Celie opens up her story by explaining how she is sexually abused by her father because her mother is sick and can not fill the needs of what her father wants. Celie tells the only person she can, God about what her dad has done.
“Brownies” by ZZ Packer was a story focuses on the racial divide and prejudice between black and white girls in a brownie troop. Within the troop of black girls, Arnetta claims that she overheard a white girl say a racist remark which leads to her troop attempting to expose them; however, the plan failed. In the story, it states, “When you’ve been made to feel bad for so long, you jump at the chance to do it to others” (518). The quote implies that minorities will always hold a grudge towards white people, even though history is in the past. It also reveals why minorities may be disrespectful to them.
To fully understand the authors claims on page 55, it is important to recall the negative ideals of Holiday earlier in the chapter. Contemporary R&B singer, Mary J Blige, was even recorded in the chapter as saying the first words that came to her mind when compared to Holiday was “dead.” Initially, it is easy to picture the negative shadow of addiction and general downfall that concluded Holiday’s life. Some negative stereotypes that accompanied Holiday and many African American was questions about her intellectual capability and talent. Griffin recounts how some may want to paint the picture of Holiday as an “idiot savant” who only sang songs, and other claims that would diminish her influence on Jazz. In the middle of the chapter, Griffin
She suggest that silence “does not protect” anyone and mute chokes us more than death itself. Besides “transforming language into silence, Black women have on one hand always been highly visible, and so, on the other hand, have been rendered invisible through the depersonalization of racism” (42). Julia de Burgos style is prominent to this article when she transforms this poem form silence into language. She reveals history, her identity, and self through a ballad style. While doing so Julia de Burgos’ “sorrow voice that is paradoxically released through the wound…In the complex relation between knowing and not knowing intersect that the language of literature and the psychoanalytic theory or traumatic experience precisely meet” (3) that enables her to retract her conscience from political-historical views to her emotions of justice and liberation.
5,6) the issues that have been mentioned above are expressed. Since, especially black women, are considered to be living in the shadow this passage exposes the feelings and representation of black women in society. Their existence in the world which is not considered and respected. Considering especially the fact that the lyrical I is a black maiden, she seeks for recognition and acceptance among the other figures of the poem. Referring to contemporary issues, the lyrical I would be classified as a lower ranked person since she is black and being occupied as a maid, which clearly makes her powerless and voiceless in society.
The review “Amy Winehouse: Back to Black” by Joshua Klein in “Pitchfork” begins by describing Ms. Winehouse’s famous words “They tried to make me go to rehab” From her second album “Back to Black.” He explains that this is rather different coming from a pop singer but acknowledges that she is not your typical cookie cutter pop singer. This can be seen through her heckling of other artists, deserting her performances, and singing her countless problems with a “could not care less” attitude. Klein compares Winehouse to Lily Allen, by comparing them as larger than life singers with outsized personalities. However, he honors her music in the album for having genuine soulfness, rather than another rendition of jazz and blues with pop. In all, he
Rhetorical Précis In her rhetorical essay “From Fly-Girls to Bitches and Hos” (1999), Wesleyan University graduate and feminist Joan Morgan claims that if a man cannot love himself, than he is incapable of loving women in a healthy matter, and it is up to women of color and the African American community to change these threads. Morgan supports her claim using ethos by questioning artists such as B.I.G and their aggressive lyrics, with logos by providing statistics from the U.S Census Bureau in regards to the decrease of the number of black two parent household, and also with pathos by providing a personal example of her family friend. Morgan is hoping to improve the music industry by examining hip hop and rap lyrics in order to raise awareness instead of censoring the industry. Morgan's tone is disdainful, concerned and disappointed in order to establish credibility with her audience, which consist of women of color, feminist, and hip hop artist. The goal of this essay is to analyze Joan Morgan argument and her use of rhetoric.
Symbolism and authors style and its effect on the plot In literature, authors will often utilize symbolism in order to develop characters and plot. In The Bluest Eye, the author, Toni Morrison portrays an African American girl named Pecola, who is stricken with longing for a better life. As she muddles through her difficult childhood, her once innocent interpretation of race and beauty are deformed by the beauty standards that dominated the mid-20th century society. She believes that beauty is dependent upon love, and her self-image, in particular, her eyes, plays a big role in the novel. She consistently attributes her struggles and failures to her lack of blue eyes, and believes that by having blue eyes, her struggle will go away.