Beauty When The Other Dancer Is The Self Analysis

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Beauty is an idea that is often perceived differently by individual women. In the essay “Beauty: When the Other Dancer is the Self.” author Alice Walker, struggles with her own perception of beauty when her outward appearance is changed after a serious eye injury. Walker uses extended metaphors and imagery express her opinion on the idea of beauty before and after the accident. After the accident Walker’s initial reaction to her injury was distress. When she was a young girl, Walker was seen as cute and pretty. Her demands were often met, and she was even taken on a trip with her father because of her prettiness. When the injury takes place Walker uses imagery to describes how she now depicts her beauty. For example, she describes her eye
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