The Flowers By Alice Walker Analysis

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End of Summer. Most children dread the end of summer, you’re thrown into a new school year and you have to leave the fun of summer behind. For Myop, summer came to an abrupt end once she stumbled upon a horrific crime. In, “The Flowers” by Alice Walker, the last agonizing line demonstrates how the Myop’s childhood was ending and she is thrown into the real world where crime and death is evident. For Myop, she began the day singing songs and carelessly picking flowers. Myop stumbles upon a man hung and beaten to death and has an epiphany. She soon realizes that the world isn’t the perfect, joyful place she once thought it was. As she lays down her flowers, she lays her child-like innocence to rest. She knows that summer is over

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