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  • 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...
  • Zora Neale Hurston
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    Similarities between Alice Walker and Zora Neale Hurston Alice Walker discovered Zora Neale Hurston when she needed some authentic material on voodoo practiced by blacks in the South in the 1930's. 'The Revenge of Hannah Kemhuff' had so much impact on Walker, she wrote about it repeatedly. The Color Purple has many parallels to Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God. Walker highly valued the works of Hurston. Walker says about Hurston:' [Hurston] was exposing not simply an adequate culture but a...
  • 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
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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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Alice's Own Life And Heritage
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    February ninth 1944, it was a dark and stormy night... well maybe not. Regardless of the weather this is the date of Alice Walkers birth in Eatonton Georgia. Born to the sharecroppers Willie Lee and Minnie Grant Walker, who had already been blessed (cursed) with seven children, Alice was their eighth and final bundle of joy. She led a fairly normal life till she was eight years old and her elder brother accidentally (or was it?) shot her in the eye with a BB gun. This unfortunate incident caused...
  • 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, ...
  • Being A Minority Writer
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    The two stories "In the Canon, For All the Wrong Reasons" by Amy Tan and "The Black Writer and the Southern Experience" by Alice Walker were stories that I thought connected to each other very well. But, they also were different in a few ways too. I will compare and contrast these two stories in the following paper. Both writers came from a very tough child hood judging by what they wrote about. Amy Tan grew up having to deal with the deaths of her father and her brother. After that her mom was ...
  • Present In Alice Walkers Writing
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    There are many different types of authors in the world of literature, authors of horror, romance, suspense, and the type that Alice Walker writes, through personal experiences. Although most critics categorize her writings as feminist, Walker describes herself as a "womanist', she defines this as "a woman who loves other woman Appreciates and prefers woman culture, woman's emotional flexibility and woman's strength Loves the spirit Loves herself, Regardless'. Walker's thoughts and feelings show ...
  • Alice Walker
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    Alice Walker was born in Eatonton, Georgia (which is halfway between Atlanta and Augusta, I would know because that's my home state!) on February 9, 1944. She was born to Willie Lee and Minnie Tallulah Grant Walker; they were sharecroppers, which was not uncommon at the time. The youngest of the eight children she spent most of her time with her five older brothers. Walker spent most of her life in poverty and she felt lonely. On top of the daily stresses that Walker dealt with her brothers were...
  • Alice Walker
    476 words
    Blinded Alice Walker Alice Walker Blinded in one eye from an accidental gunshot wound at the young age of eight, Alice Walker realized that the rest of her life probably held many hardships and rough times ahead. Racism, oppression, discrimination, and bigotry all played great roles in all of the Alice Walker's works throughout her life. During her lifetime, Walker was accused of hating black men, of conspiring with white Hollywood to degrade the black family by portraying physical violence, inc...
  • Everyday Use Alice
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    Alice Walker's "Everyday Use' Alice Walker's "Everyday Use' Essay, Research Paper What's Your Background? Alice Walker's life as an African-American novelist and poet has led to many award winning short-stories and books. She was raised in the southern state of Georgia and her parents were sharecroppers. This taught her that being an African-American can have its rough times. After being shot by a BB gun when she was eight, Alice remained blinded in one eye. Her ailment caused her to seclude her...

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