Miss Yarborough, the boarding teacher, takes me under her wing, and begins to teach me to play the piano. Then in linesshe is describing her daughter in a way that makes her daughter seem like the wiser one.I watch as its trunk, its branches, and then its leaves are blotted out by the rising blood. At school the children ask, Whats wrong with your eye?. Did I imagine the anguish of never looking up? What other problems exist? Yes indeed, I realized, looking into the mirror. Alice Walker uses this story to present her attitude on how fragile life really is, regardless of age, disposition, and vulnerability. People in the church stop rustling their new crinolines. I have a cowboy hat, cowboy hoots, checkered shirt and pants, all red. The novel explores the life of Grange Copeland, an abusive, irresponsible sharecropper, husband and father. She supports the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel. This helps the reader understand the comfort and security Walker is feeling when she sees the earth from the moon. She worries that her own child will not see her as beautiful and be embarrassed.
Most readers can relate to this somehow. Perhaps the story reveals something interesting and new about American culture. Some literary critics, such as Alma Freeman, have even said that Walker perceived her as a spiritual sister.
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She finds the other dancer within herself, which finally makes her feel beautiful, whole, and free. There are other contexts: Cultural, gender, political.
Her work is appealing and powerful because Walker's novels can be read as an ongoing narrative of an African American woman's energence from the voiceless obscurity of poverty and racial and sexual victimization to become a reshaper of culture and tradition Gray They may be other problems as well; that is, multiple problems may exist within the story on other levels.