• Later Walker
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    Alice Walker Alice Walker is an African-American novelist and poet; born in Eatonton, Ga. Her parents, Minnie Lou Grant and Willie Lee Walker, were both sharecroppers. She was raised in a shack minutes from Flannery O'Conner's house, "Andalusia". Blinded in one eye from an accidental gunshot wound at the young age of eight, Walker fell into somewhat of a depression. She secluded herself from the other children, and as she explains, "I no longer felt like the little girl I was. I felt old, and be...
  • Beauty In Her Autobiographical Story Alice Walker
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    What is Beauty In her autobiographical story Alice Walker tells about how after the accident of losing sight in one eye she was never the same. At the young age of eight she was above all others in wit, looks, and talents. I think that the loss of her sight is not what blinded her most, but her unwillingness to except what had happened. Over that next six years she would not ever hold her head up, Alice found that children were mean, they couldn t live with her difference and neither could she. ...
  • Alice Walker Like Her Character Meridian
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    In this compelling novel by Alice Walker, Meridian, the main character, grows up through the eyes of the reader. The author shows us the emotional, physical, and psychological stages of resistance that Meridian goes through during the height of the civil rights movement. In fact, if one looks at the life of Alice Walker, the author of the novel, similarities undeniably exist between the two women. First let us examine the early signs of resistance in Meridian. One of the first obvious examples o...
  • Madame C.J. Walker
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    MADAME C.J. walker In 1905 Madame C.J. Walker developed a conditioning treatment for straightening hair. Her name was also Sarah Breedlove. Starting with door to door sales of her cosmetics, Madame C.J. Walker amassed a fortune. In 1910 she built a' factory in Indianapolis to manufacture her line of cosmetics. Before her death in 1919 she was a millionaire, one of the most successful business executives in the early half of the twentieth century. She was one of the first American women of any ra...
  • Scenes In The Devil And Tom Walker
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    Washington Irving's "The Devil and Tom Walker" is based on a Germanic story of Johann Faust who was a magician and alchemist who sold his soul to the Devil and in exchange received great powers and wealth. Irving takes on the story of Johann Faust and adapts it to the Puritan society of the 1800's. Tom Walker, the protagonist of the story, dwells near woods of Charles Bay a few miles from Boston, Massachusetts. Washington Irving's writing is one with great distinct description. Irving gives the ...
  • Alice Walker
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    Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the Self The narrative "Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the Self", represents the specific story from Alice Walker's autobiography, which had a great impact on her life. The story emphasizes how low-self esteem can effect person's life. Alice Walker used to be a cute little girl at the age of six. At six, she already memorized an Easter speech. She was pride of her family and others simply admired her. One of the major impacts of her future life played a BB gun....
  • Walker Plays On Dee's Physical Beauty
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    Alice Walker crafts the character of Dee Johnson in the short story "Everyday Use" in a clever way. Starting from the first paragraph, Walker creates an image of Dee, who at first seems very shallow. Dee then becomes a more complex character as the story progresses. Blessed with both brains and beauty, Dee emerges as someone who is still struggling with her identity and heritage. Dee is a flat character, who is described as arrogant and selfish. Through the eyes of Dee, one can see her egotistic...
  • Authors From Susanna Kaysen To Alice Walker
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    Female Authors and the Portrayal of Women In writing, each individual has a unique style; one that they can call their own. The kind of style and the quality of the story is what separates a good writer from an extraordinary writer. As part of my research process, I have read a number of books written by female authors. I chose to research the unique style of writing that each author uses and the way women are portrayed in these books. The writing styles of these women all varied and were all in...
  • Devil And Tom Walker Irving
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    Despite the evidence that Washington Irving uses to show his love for America in his stories, he portrays some characters in the Devil and Tom Walker and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow as greedy. Irving shows concern for America by placing stories in uniquely American moments. In this essay I will prove through passages and quotes from Irving's stories that he shows his love for America in his stories and portrays some characters as greedy in the two stories. The historical settings of these storie...
  • Termagant Wife Of Tom Walker
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    Washington Irving the author of The Devil and Tom Walker uses the setting of the story to convey that things with a good appearance can be deceiving and be putrid on the inside. He also creates the right atmosphere for the story, and gives precise details to the audience so they can predict the topic and how it will develop. In addition, he describes each character in a manner that the readers can infer who they are, their personal characteristics, and the decisions that they might make througho...
  • Life And Times Of Alice Walker
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    On February 9, 1944, Willie Lee and Minnie Tallulah (Lou) Grant Walker gave birth to their precious daughter Alice Mal senior Walker. Who later became one of the most talented African American women in America through her short stories, poems and novels. Chris Danielle, the author of Living by Grace: The Life and Times of Alice Walker has covered some interesting points on Alice. Chris Danielle may not have any relation to Alice Walker, but has gotten deep enough in her life to give you the read...
  • Family Heritage In Alice Walker's Everyday Use
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    In Alice Walker's 'Everyday Use,' the message about the preservation of heritage, specifically African-American heritage, is very clear. It is obvious that Walker believes that a person's heritage should be a living, dynamic part of the culture from which it arose and not a frozen timepiece only to be observed from a distance. There are two main approaches to heritage preservation depicted by the characters in this story. The narrator, a middle-aged African-American woman, and her youngest daugh...
  • Advantageous To The Slaves And Walker
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    What are the advantages and disadvantages of David Walker's approach to the topic of liberation from slavery David Walker led a radical life characterized by devout zealousness in voicing slavery as atrocious and striving for ultimate manumission for his brethren. Walker's mother was free from slavery that meant David was also free. According to North Carolina law during slavery, children inherited the status of their mother. The fact that David was a free man magnifies his love for his African ...
  • Walker's Use Of Lucid Symbolism
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    'Everyday Use'; is a short story written by Alice Walker. Walker did a wonderful job illustrating her characters. There are all types of characters in this short story from round to static. Her use of simple symbolism prompts the reader to take a deeper look into the story. Walker's humble way of conveying the theme makes the reader take a second look at him or herself. Walker did an excellent job in writing this story, so she could warn people of what might happen if they do not live properly. ...
  • Tom Walker Bargains With The Devil
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    The Devil and Tom Walker: Human Intent and the Aftermath of It Washington Irving, in writing "The Devil and Tom Walker", and Stephen Vincent Benet, in writing "The Devil and Daniel Webster" illustrate to the reader the consequences of man's desire for material wealth and how a person's motivation for a relationship with the devil affects the outcome of the "deal". In these two different, yet surprisingly similar narratives, the authors present their beliefs about human intent and motive. In "The...
  • Color Purple By Alice Walker
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    By Jennifer Crowe Alice Walker does not like to be called a feminist. Instead she prefers to use the term: womanist. Walker defines a womanist as being a Black Feminist. The word derives from the phrase 'You " re acting womanish... ' will full or outrageous. As she defines it, it's a woman who loves other women, sexually or non-sexually and men sexually and non sexually. It's also a woman who loves music, loves to dance, and who loves her spirit. Walker states that a... ' woman is to feminist as...
  • Alice Walker
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    Many writers choose to write memoirs about terrible incidents that changed their lives. Alice Mal senior Walker is one of those writers. She was born on February 8, 1944 in Eatonton, Georgia. She considers her life to be very successful for several reasons. Walker graduated from high school as valedictorian. She was involved with the civil rights movement in Mississippi where she lived for seven years. During that time she also got married to a lawyer and had her daughter Rebecca. From an early ...
  • Alice Walker Alice Walker
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    Alice Walker Alice Walker, one of the best-known and most highly respected writers in the US, was born in Eatonton, Georgia, the eighth and last child of Willie Lee and Minnie Lou Grant Walker. Her parents were sharecroppers, and money was not always available as needed. At the tender age of eight, Walker lost sight of one eye when one of her older brothers shot her with a BB gun by accident. This left her in somewhat a depression, and she secluded herself from the other children. Walker felt li...
  • Mr Walker As An Al Qaeda
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    John Walker Lindh, the American accused of fighting alongside the Taleban, has been formally indicted on 10 charges of conspiring to kill fellow Americans. The US is a country of laws, not of men... Walker Lindh only recognised the law of brute force US Attorney General John Ashcroft The indictment, which was handed down by a grand jury in eastern Virginia, formalised the six charges filed against him last month and added four more. The 10-count charge sheet represents the next step in the case ...
  • Impact On Walker's And Marshall's Writing
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    Alice Walker, through her essay "In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens", and Paule Marshall, in "Poets In The Kitchen", both write about the African-American women of the past and how these women have had an impact on their writing. Walker and Marshall write about an identity they have found with these women because of their exposure to the African culture. These women were searching for independence and freedom. Walker expresses independence as found in the creative spirit, and Marshall finds it th...
  • Walker's Relationship With The Night
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    Acquainted with the Night by Robert Frost I have been one acquainted with the night. I have walked out in rain - and back in rain. I have out walked the furthest city light. I have looked down the saddest city lane. I have passed the watchman on his beat And dropped my eyes, unwilling to explain. I have stood still and stopped the sound of feet When far away an interrupted cry Came over houses from another street, But not to call me back or say good-by; And further still at an unearthly height, ...
  • Walker's In Search Of Our Mothers Gardens
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    In Search of Our Mother's Gardens The essay "In Search of Our Mother's Gardens" by contemporary American novelist Alice Walker is one that, like a flashbulb, burns an afterimage in my mind. It is an essay primarily written to inform the reader about the history of African American women in America and how their vibrant, creative spirit managed to survive in a dismal world filled with many oppressive hardships. This piece can be read, understood, and manage to conjure up many emotions within the ...
  • Walker's Return From Afghanistan
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    'American Taliban' Arrives Back in U.S. By LARRY MARGA SAK. c The Associated Press ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Jan. 23) - John Walker Walker, the young Muslim convert accused of joining al-Qaida soldiers in Afghanistan, returned to the United States Wednesday under FBI custody to face criminal charges that he conspired to kill fellow Americans. Walker flew back aboard a military cargo plane amid high secrecy and tight security, roughly two years after he left the United States for Yemen to study Arabic and...
  • David Walker And Martin Luther King Jr
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    Compare and Contrast: To my understanding the letter that Martin Luther King Jr. composed while confined in the Birmingham Jail, is as one with the appeal that was given by David Walker. Both the letter and the appeal were pleas, pleas to the African American race. Not only to African Americans, but to my surprise and yours it was also written to all races suffering from the same injustice. These pleas were strong and very urgent. Our fears then and are still now today have kept our souls and mi...
  • Walker's Everyday Use
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    Baker, Houston A. and Baker, Charlotte Pierce. "Patches: Quilt and Community in Alice Walker's 'Everyday Use'". Short Story Criticism: Excerpts from Criticism of the Works of Short Fiction Writers. Gale Research Inc., 1990.5: 415-416 In a critique titled "Patches: Quilt and Community in Alice Walker's 'Everyday Use' " (Short Story Criticism: Excerpts from Criticism of the Works of Short Fiction Writers, 1990), the authors reveal that tradition and the explanation of holiness were key elements th...
  • Mama's Daughters In Alice Walker's Short Story
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    Mama's Daughters In Alice Walker's short story "Everyday Use", tells us a story of two daughters', Dee and Maggie Johnson, with different ideas about their identities and values. Dee a young woman who, in the course of a visit to the rural home she thinks she has outgrown, attempts unsuccessfully to divert some fine old quilts, earmarked for the dowry of a sister, into her own hands. Dee is Mrs. Johnson's oldest daughter, the one who has always been determined, popular, and successful. Maggie is...
  • Poem From Walker's First Collection
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    Donna All ego Margaret Abigail Walker was born on 7 July 1915 in Birmingham, Alabama. Her parents, the Reverend Sigismund C. Walker, a Methodist minister and an educator, and Marion Dozier Walker, a music teacher, encouraged her to read poetry and philosophy from an early age. Walker completed her high school education at Gilbert Academy in New Orleans, Louisiana, where her family had moved in 1925. She went on to attend New Orleans University (now Dillard University) for two years. Then, after ...
  • Enemy To America John Walker
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    John walker: Enemy to America John Walker, The name makes me sick. This guy joins up with the Taliban knowing what they did to thousands of Americans on September 11th. Do the senseless killings make one want to fight for the enemy? Any real American would tell you, "NO!" . This guy is a disgrace to America and I think should be punished accordingly. So what does one do to a man like this? Some think he should be tried and executed. Others think he has a right to do what he pleases. But one must...
  • My Sugar Daddy Stanley Walker
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    Oral Interp. of Lit. Name: Alexis Walker Age: 35 Occupation: Married a rich older man, so I basically sit around and do nothing all day. Health: Smoker and boozer since eight Nationality: Black and beautiful Where do you live: New York, New York. I'm from the lovely borrow called Queens. I'm upper class, wealthy, rich, and all that jazz. My pent house looks over the city and I laugh at all the poor weaklings I see below. Family: I rid my parents off long ago. I have three stepchildren, but I cou...
  • Devil And Tom Walker
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    Washington Irving and His Works Washington Irving was born on April 3, 1783 in Tarrytown, New York. His father was a merchant and owned an import business. Irving had literary influences early in his life. He was friends with Edgar Allen Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Charles Dickens. Washington Irving had no formal schooling. Instead, he taught himself by reading as many books as possible. Washington Irving had other interests than just writing. Irving was an inventor. He invented ice drinks and...
  • John Walker
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    Death Penalty should be the only choice, no alternatives. John Walker Lindh knows the difference between right and wrong. He also knows the difference between an American Citizen and a traitor. This article describes John Walker as a person with a cold heart. It portrays Walker, as showing no remorse for the people who lost loved one's due to the tragedy of September 11th, however thousands of others have. The article states he chose to fight alongside the Taliban regime and therefore he should ...
  • Blacks And Slavery David Walker's Appeal
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    WALKER'S APPEAL David Walker's Appeal addresses the African Americans and the European Americans, challenging each group to take action. He acknowledges the "wretchedness" of blacks, which he believes is a result of slavery and the whites' fears of freeing enslaved blacks. He continuously challenges Thomas Jefferson's Notes on Virginia and uses direct quotes to analyze, criticize, and mock Jefferson's work to the utmost, proving that Jefferson contradicts himself numerous of times. Walker believ...
  • Walker's Use Of The Quilt As Heritage
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    HERITAGE Heritage is an important role in a person's life. It defines who we are and what we are to become. Many people are proud to belong to a certain group or nationality. There are some days where these groups express their heritage and culture through activities such as parades and carnivals. There are some people who choose to live out their heritage and those who try to discover their heritage. In Alice Walker's story, Everyday Use, a daughter's quest to find her heritage leads her to ret...
  • Walker Evans
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    One of America's greatest and most influential photographers, Walker Evans is credited with creating a vision of life in the 1930's as Americans would wish to see themselves: dignified and indomitable, even in the face of poverty and despair. He was a documentary photography pioneer whose portraits of the common man have earned him comparison with another American artist, Walt Whitman, Yet Evans might well have died in obscurity if not for a collaboration with the writer James Agee in 1936. The ...
  • Walker Evans To Thomas Roma
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    The retrospective exhibits of Walker Evans: Simple Secrets and Thomas Roma: Intimate City on display at the International Center of Photography present a cross section of each photographer's works. Thomas Roma, an active photographer, shows his interpretation of Brooklyn through a six series narrative. The Walker Evans exhibit, made possible by the Marian and Benjamin A. Hill Collection, takes a sampling of photographs from Evan's expansive photographic career. Court Portraits was Roma's first s...
  • Alice Walker
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    In life people face various obstacles and must somehow tough their way through them. In literature authors create characters with problems and lives that can be very difficult at times. It is up to the author to decide how the character will turn out in the end. In Alice Walker's works, the female characters often have hard lives, but they always triumph in the end. Walker takes her characters on very harsh paths throughout her stories, but she always finds a way for them to learn, grow, and sur...
  • My Whiteness The Reason Alice Walker
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    Courtney Smith Final Paper 5/11/2000 Alice Walker, in a short story called Advancing Luna- and Ida B. Wells, reflects back on her life to a friendship she had with a white girl in the sixties. She does so in a approach to which she justifies herself and her actions with still a sense of uncertainty. Through her language and descriptions it is clear that Walker is still struggling with the structure to which this friendship relied. She tells of her relationship with Luna in a state of confusion, ...
  • Madam C.J. Walker Entrepreneur
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    Madame C.J. Walker was born Sarah Breedlove in 1867 in Delta, Louisiana. Her parents were former slaves and she was orphaned at age seven. Her mother died first and her father died shortly there after. Due to the fact of her impoverished background she received a very limited amount of education. She overcame the odds, and became the first American women of any race or statue to become a millionaire. She was married at the early age of fourteen and widowed by age twenty. (Source: Encyclopedia of...
  • Walker's Traynor And Gracie Mae
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    Elvis Presley was an important figure in popular music and culture at this time in the 1950?'s; Willie Mae Thornton represents personal, artistic, and ethical values admired by Walker. The author bases her characters, Traynor and Gracie Mae? Little Mama? Still, on these real people but abandons biographical accuracy to amplify the symbolic meaning of each character. In this process, Elvis becomes an interloper destroyed by stealing what he does not understand. The Thornton character is poor but ...
  • Tone Of Night Walker
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    A Comparison Of Night Walker And Roselily Comparison Of Night Walker And Roselily Brent Staples' Night Walker and Alice Walker's Roselily both present a glimpse into the world view of African-American culture through human characters set in ironic situations. The tone of Roselily is one of sardonic condemnation, whereas the tone of Night Walker is one of melancholy and anger in the face of alienation. Both deal with victimization, Night Walker's being derived from being mistaken for a criminal, ...