Hair color is important for every woman, and it's a mirror of her personality and plays a big role when she meets others. She always enjoys it when anyone comments on her hair color or hairstyle or any interesting point related to her. In today's world, women can choose a hairstyle that goes against the natural attributes of her hair. If she has a naturally curly hair, she can straighten it. If she has straight hair, she can change it to curly hair.
Alice Walker quotes and adapts Virginia Woolf’s writing to reframe it for black women. She inserts and changes words to reshape Woolf’s writing to reach black feminists and to tell the painful narrative of black women’s history. It is clear that Alice Walker has respect for Virginia Woolf, and while she does not tear Woolf down in her essay, she also does not sing Woolf’s praises. By using quotes from Woolf, Walker is able to contrast her own experiences, and those of other black women, with Woolf’s ideas about feminism. Virginia Woolf was British, white, and privileged; she had a prominent voice among peers and was held in high regard.
Her physical deformity is her “ugliness”, a perception that is shared by the community and that forms the girl’s own identity. Pecola Breedlove is a young African American girl coming of age during the 1940s. She yearns to be respected and recognised by her own people as well as in a world that discards and diminishes the importance of the members of her own race and outlines magnificence according to an Anglo Saxon traditional touchstone. In The Bluest Eye, Pecola is wanting for beauty and her identity for her survival is through illusionary assimilation into the beauty ideals of the white world. She wants not only to be beautiful but also some kind of an ideal of beauty for other girls.
By wearing this Asics workout clothing, she proves that other women can also be strong in the same clothes she is running in. The outfit she is wearing is all black, which radiates the essence of power, elegance, and formality. Black can have different connotations, like how it is shown in the black to white ombre background. This is not only the color of the background, but how the light is shining on the more positive side of a better life. The light is shining on the pure side of the advertisement, but slowly fades away to a dark and lonely side.
It is just a utopian vision, yet it encourages the hope for a better future for an ethnic minority. Through Celie’s wondrous transformation, African American women - past, present, and future—can envision a better world in which to live. Lesbian relationship leads Celie to self-realization, finding her personal identity, and, as a result, she realizes herself as a woman with dignity. Thanks to this relationship she learns about her sexuality and inner power, at once she feels respect for herself. In such a way of discovering own body, for the first time Celie clearly understands the natural beauty of her body.
Mrs. Flowers makes Maya proud to be black, and claims that she is more beautiful and “just as refined as whitefolks in movies and books” (Angelou 79). Although Maya begins to respect and admire the black female body, the white body still provide her standard for beauty, and Angelou pokes fun at the literary writing that whitens Maya’s view of Bertha Flowers and
Vivian Diller, Ph.D., a New York City-based psychologist says that the psychology behind hair dyeing could be because those who do so “tend to enjoy making a statement and standing out from the crowd”. Going out of the ordinary by dyeing one’s hair into an unnatural color sets that individual apart. For instance, in an Asian country such as the Philippines where most of society’s natural hair is colored black, having a head of bright blue hair would definitely catch attention. The appreciation of art, too, influences the logic in being distinct; art represents diversity, and diversity is something represented in altering one’s hair color. “Celebrating the colors of life”, as said by 18 year old Filipino art student Jasmine Pablo, who shares that dying the tips her hair color green was done out of her love for art and color.
She is adorned as a courteous and gracious lady from whom she has learnt all manners. “From her penny of beauty Posing lofty, …. She praises all who kneel and whispers softly, … a solitary figure Hold her eyes”. Maya Angelou humbly accepts the fact that she does not look fair and good-looking but her resisting power is astounding. Being born as a black lady she is upset at times but, it lives for a short while.
It presents a realistic view of the options for these women: they could get married and have children, work for white families, or become prostitutes. The novel also thematizes the culture of women and young girls, emphasizing beauty magazines and playing with dolls. Appearance is another theme that is identified in African American women had to be white in order to be perceived as beautiful, other than that they were perceived as ugly inferiors that can be abused, insulted, and beaten. Throughout the whole book we could interpret that woman in ”The Bluest Eye” are portrayed in relation to the influence they suffer from the white ones and from society in their search for their own selves. These black women are excluded from a universe of love and tenderness where the figure of man is a key element for their imprisonment in madness, silence, sexual oppression and lack of hope.
She tried to teach them manners, proper etiquette, and how to read and write. These were not necessarily things that a black woman would be expected to do, but it helped her to maintain a good job with the Finch’s. An example of Calpurnia going back to following