It stays this way through the first half of the book, and then it switches into a conversation of letters between Celie and Nettie. When Nettie’s point of view is added into the picture, the importance of the different point of views come to light. Celie, is an uneducated black woman, - unlike Nettie - as she couldn’t finish school due to becoming pregnant with her father’s child. Her lack of education is evident in her spelling and grammar. For example, Celie writes to Nettie “So me and Shug dress up in our new blue flower pants that match and big floppy Easter hats that match too, cept her roses red, mine yellow, and us clam in the Packard and glide over there.” (Walker 178) and it’s clear that she is not able to write as well as an educated person would.
This successful female author wrote a masterful poem during one of the most brutal times to be a black woman. The poem Still I Rise is a great example of how women are strong and beautiful beings who deserve the same rights as those who identify another race or gender. In a thorough critique of Maya Angelou’s powerful poem Still
Hurston and Janie both endured oppression during their lives based upon their race and gender however, their strong wills propelled them threw unforeseen obstacle. Zora Neale Hurston was a phenomenal African American woman whom despite her rough childhood would become one of the most profound authors of the century. Throughout her lifetime she was the, “Recipient of two Guggenheims and the author of four novels, a dozen short stories, two musicals, two books on black mythology, dozens of essays, and a prizewinning autobiography” (Gates 4). Hurston had to overcome numerous obstacles because of her gender, economic status, and racial identity. Hurston was born in 1891 in Notasulga, Alabama but grew up in Eatonville, Florida.
Cassie loved her family and the land they lived on. Even though whites and blacks didn 't like each other at all in this time period Cassie still would show that she wants to make a difference. Have you ever stood up and said something when you knew it would get you in trouble, or have you showed courage when you were embarrassment? One day the Logan kids, Big Ma, and T.J. went to Strawberry to get groceries. The Barnetts and the Simmss were not very nice to the Logans that day.
I ask. In college she say” (Walker 289). Shug has left him for his own benefit and resigned back to what she knows is home and who she really cares about. Her and Celie live their lives together for the rest of their years In the color Purple, Readers see a Young, black, highly confident women start off as being selfish and self centered. Over the span of the novel, Shug blume's into a figure of many shapes including being a mother
He spent his time thinking about his wife, the dissident named Bonnie Parker (DiNardo). Bonnie was born in in Rowena, Texas, and was raised by a poor widow. Parker was a petite young woman who rom childhood, had always been intrigued by wicked acts. She married Roy, of sixteen years; at the shocking young age of fifteen. Their relationship was not healthy, but by law they were married.
Maya Angelou, born fourth of April 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri, was an Afro-American author, poet, dancer, singer, actress, and most importantly a civil rights activist and a feminist. Angelou was very much aware of the discrimination she faced in the society because of her race and sex. Nevertheless, she was a proud woman and that confidence showed through not only her work but in everything, she did. Angelou reached international recognition in 1969 when she posted her memoir “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”, the first non-fiction best seller by an African-American woman. Moreover, in 1971 she published the collection “Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water ‘Fore I Die” which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
Conclusion For the black mother, motherhood learns exactly what is entailed in the acceptance of responsibility for a new life. The taking on new responsibility will accept of suffering, sacrifice and a lot of love. The present paper is a discussion of the sufferings have been the most suppressing challenges in the lives of African American women as depicted in two great novels, The Color Purple and Meridian by Alice Walker. Alice Walker is one of the most influential figures in the American literature. Her writings are widely influential among the Western culture to see the black female as mankind nor women.
Racial discrimination in Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a well-read autobiographical novel. Her autobiographies commend the richness of Black life that continue in the face of poverty and racial prejudice. Maya Angelou is one of the most respected African American women, an autobiographer, poet, dancer, film producer, television producer, playwright, actress, civil rights activist and movie maker par excellence. The writings of Marguerite Annie Johnson (Maya Angelou) a coloured writer, depict her anguish as a poor southern black girl devoid of love and opportunities in the so called prosperous, promising land. It deals with the problem of black women and racial discrimination
African-American male and female writers have dealt with the sufferings, slavery and freedom. Being Black male and female writers Langston Hughes and Alice Walker play an eminent role for the Black people’s welfare. In the novel, The Color Purple author Alice Walker introduces Southern Black female characters not only faced slavery, but sexism, racism and oppression .Throughout the novel Walker not only describes the injustices against African-Americans but focuses to read an oppressed races and struggles underwent by Celie .The Color Purple is an extraordinary account of a Black women 's plight as Celie strives towards acceptance, freedom and independence. Langston Hughes is Black American’s most representative writer and a significant figure