Analysis Of The Flowers By Alice Walker

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In the short story "The Flowers" by Alice Walker, tells a story about a ten-year-old African American girl who goes on an adventure that changes her forever. The story begins in the summer on her family’s farm. Myop, being the adventurous girl she is, goes on a walk into the woods to collect flowers, taking interest in every part of nature she sees. As she goes farther on her journey she stumbles upon something she will never forget. Alice Walker’s “The Flowers” is about how the precious innocence of a child is lost as she takes an adventure into the woods, making her unable to go back to her innocent ways, no matter how bad she wants to.
The story begins describing a young careless child, Myop, who enjoys the little things like how the harvest "made each day a golden surprise that caused excited little tremors to run up her jaws"(Walker 1). The narrator describes the innocents of youth, making it clear that Myop feels at peace with herself and her surrounds. Walker goes on to describe her character as feeling "light and good in the warm sun" and how "nothing existed for her but her song, the stick clutched in her dark brown hand, and the tat-de-ta-ta-ta of accompaniment"(Walker 1). Myop 's positive outlook on the world and the things in it, paints the perfect picture of what innocence is and how precious it is.
In the text, Walker relates every part of Myop’s adventuring-off, back to her family and when they have previously been there before. Walker hints to this when she
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