The Flowers By Alice Walker Essay

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And the Summer was Over Summer is a universal symbol with as positive connotation filled with happiness and warm, long nights. When the temperature drops and jackets get pulled from the back of your closet, winter is approaching. Winter can be a time of snow mans and hot chocolate or a period of sadness, mystery, guilt, and regret. Alice Walker’s last sentence of her beautiful story, “The Flowers,” states, “And the summer was over,” which is a symbolic explanation that after every happy moment of euphoria comes a time of sadness and sorrow. When innocence escapes your soul and fills you will gut-wrenching guilt. Myop “skipped lightly” all throughout the green grass of her yard (L1). The days had “never been as beautiful as these” (L2) and her happiness made each day a “golden surprise” (L4). She was full of life, happiness, and contentment in the world that consumed her mind for all of her ten years of life. She felt “light and good in the warm sun” (L8). To her young and inexperienced mind, “nothing existed for her but her song,” (L8) which just goes to show how oblivious and careless she is to her surroundings and worlds greater than her own. On the contrary, as she made her way a “mile or more from home,” (L23) she began to hit a turning point. The comfortable world at which she knew is now cracked open and unguarded. …show more content…

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