Beauty In Alice Walker's Gift Of Beauty

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‘’ If I could write the beauty of your eyes And in fresh numbers number all your graces, The age to come would say, 'This poet lies; Such heavenly touches ne'er touched earthly faces.'’ William Shakespeare. Yet even these words hearken images of physical beauty as they defy the convention of glorifying ideal beauty. However, Alice couldn’t accept her own physical disability and this clouded her ability to live life to its fullest. Alice saw things, but she didn’t perceive them. Until the day her husband said to her, “I thought you made peace with that,” and suddenly she started remembering the important things in life, like the gift of sight and the possibility of never seeing and perceiving the beauty of the desert. Walker's definition of beauty as a wonderful world is revealed as she shares her self-image of three steps of her life: 2½ to eight-year-old, eight to fourteen-year-old, and fourteen-year-old to adulthood.…show more content…
One day she was blown in her right eye by the little toy her brothers used to play. Walker was told not to tell anything about the gun to her parents. Only in a week, her parents and Alice went to see a doctor. By that time, she already had a glob of whitish scar tissue. She also remembered the words of her doctor, "Of one is blind, the other will likely become blind too"(3). It is amazing how childhood may influence the future. Since that time Alice Walker lost her self-confidence, she didn't feel that she is that cute little girl anymore who was able to amaze the audience with her long Easter speeches. Furthermore, she started doing poorly at school, her contact with others ended, she did not stare at anyone anymore because she stopped raising her head up, students in her new school made fun of her. Her relatives kept telling

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