Essays Tagged: "Black Girl"

Racism in America essay realtion to self and other cultures excellent 5 paragraph essay good ideas and helpful ideas relation with the book black girl and relation to self....

Racism as a Child in AmericaIn "What It's Like to Be a Black Girl (For Those of You Who Aren't)" Patricia Smith writes about her life as a child. In Patric ... h writes about her life as a child. In Patricia Smith's poem, she wishes that she is White, and not Black. She writes about how difficult life is for her being Black born in a white society. She didn' ... w difficult life is for her being Black born in a white society. She didn't want to be labeled as a Black person. In many different ways we are similar. I also, was born in a White society. Growing up ...

(4 pages) 162 0 3.5 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing

"I know why the caged bird sings" by Maya Angelou: an analysis on the use of diction throughout the story.

aders. Angelou wrote an amazing and entertaining autobiography, about her hard life growing up as a black girl from the South. Among the hardships are her "cages". These are things that keep people fr ... succeeding in life and being everything they want to be. Some of Maya Angelou's cages include being black in the 1940's and her overbearing grandmother. The word "cage" can help to outline other major ...

(4 pages) 110 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Anne Moody and how She has to overcome racial endeavors.

al EndeavorsComing of age in Mississippi is filled with examples of the hatred that existed between blacks and whites in the 1950's and 60's.The main character experiences racism, but the end is fille ... Mae, who is really Anne Moody herself. She struggles through the difficulties of racism between the blacks and whites in a small town in Mississippi called Centerville. Her personality changes as her ...

(3 pages) 100 2 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Racism Sexism and Religion. Still Big Issues for America

ink of a situation I had when I was in tenth grade. My locker happened to be right by where all the blacks of the school had their lockers. Just for a little insight into my high school years, my hair ... er) and told her what I wanted - fifty braids! At school the next morning I walk to my locker and a black girl comes up and says, "Oh no, you didn't! You are trying to be like Da Brat!" Da Brat is a r ...

(3 pages) 67 1 4.1 Jun/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

Analysis of Maya Angelou's "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings".

- up to age seventeen. In the book, Angelou poetically describes the phenomenon that is growing up black, in the south, in the time before and during World War II. I believe that you are expected to ... s today.At the end of the prologue, Angelou states that, "If growing up is painful for the Southern Black girl, being aware of her displacement is the rust on the razor that threatens the throat." (4) ...

(4 pages) 97 0 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

My Colored Eyes: A look at the effects of my Hispanic heritage

y Mexican' jokes, only to find that I am not amused. They confide in me how they could never date a black girl or a black boy, and I can't support their sentiments. I wouldn't be here if such relation ... ice is not secluded to just appearance. It's among every grouping of people, from the American-born blacks' discrimination against the Haitians in my school, to the suburban kids talking about the 'wh ...

(5 pages) 59 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Describe The theme of oppression by comparing the literary devices in the poem "As I Grew Older" by Langston Hughes and the story "The Loophole Of Retreat" by Harriet A. Jacobs

se of authority or power. In the poem "As I Grew Older" by Langston Hughes describes about a black girl that had a dream, but this dream was slowly disappearing from her. She didn't have enough ...

(1 pages) 23 0 1.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Ballad of Birmingham

to church instead, and sing in the children's choir.Then the poet gives details so we know she is a black girl. afterward he described that the mother smiled when she thought that by sending her littl ...

(1 pages) 26 0 0.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The name of the book is Time to Kill

Time To KillTwo white men, Billy Ray Lobb and Pete Williard rape the 10-year-old black girl Tonga. Everybody in the town is upset with the incident and the two men are found quickly ... ired by a murderer of two rapists who raped his daughter. Sound complicated? It is- the murderer is black and the rapists are (or were) white. Jake Brigance is given the impossible task of proving tha ... re (or were) white. Jake Brigance is given the impossible task of proving that Carl Lee Hailey, the black murderer, is innocent. Impossible, because of a mostly white county, because of the Ku Klux Kl ...

(1 pages) 34 1 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Why Maya Angelou picks the title "Finishing School."

r dignity, both that reflect the author's purpose in choosing this title.Margaret is a ten-year-old black girl who lives in the south in 1930's at the time when slavery has long passed gone, but racia ... no one is interested in her feelings and her pity. To her employer she is just a stupid, wordless, black servant. Not a human, but simply an object that serves for comfort of the white masters. Marga ...

(2 pages) 27 0 5.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Wide Sargasso Sea": The theme of rejection

ed and insulted by her friend Tia, whom she has cherished, and also when Antoinette is stalked by a black girl through the bushes, and jeered, insulted and called dirty names. She is rejected one nigh ... r waking Pierre. When the estate is burned down she runs to Tia, who assaults her with a stone. The black community further rejects her by killing her mother's horse, taunting her when she walks on th ...

(3 pages) 30 0 0.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature


Time to Kill Author: John Grisham Pages: 208 Section 1- This story was about a 10 year old black girl named Tonga Hailey. Tonga got raped one day while coming home from the store. She got rap ...

(2 pages) 14 0 0.0 Jun/2001

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies


Comparison Paper Black Girl written by Sembene Ousmane and The Metamorphosis written by Franz Kafka has many similar ... fact that the main characters are put into abnormal situations and have no control over their lives.Black girl focuses on a white American family living in Africa with black servants. When the family ... the idea of this but does not realize the unhappiness she will come across when she moves out of a black country and into a white country. In The Metamorphosis, Gregor Samsa, a sales man wakes up one ...

(3 pages) 253 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Advertising Strategy

zes meeting the camera's lens. Denotatively, it is apparent that one girl is white and the other is black, though their citizenships are unknown. The white girl has blond ringlets, blue eyes, a button ... unknown. The white girl has blond ringlets, blue eyes, a button nose, and chubby, rosy cheeks. The black girl has coarse hair sculpted into two points and large, dark eyes. The white girl smiles, but ...

(5 pages) 59 0 4.5 Aug/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing


Only Bailey was a stable influence, and then he too was gone. Maya considered herself to be an ugly black girl, and that fact was confirmed by the residents of Stamps. Her quick-witted, mischievous, a ... 1899.Momma raised Maya (Marguerite) and Bailey in a Christian environment, where they attended the black Christian Anglican Methodist Church and worked in her store, where cursing and blasphemy were ...

(8 pages) 19 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The color purple

mes; some concern the relationship between males and females, the relationship between Africans and black Americans, and personal independence. However, one thing that I felt strongly about was her co ... shed, colored people still had to deal with racial discrimination and hatred. If this sounds rough, black women had it worse. African-American women had to deal with all the previously mentioned thing ...

(4 pages) 18 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Alice walker 2

s what makes you one of a kind. Alice had it hard enough she thought, growing up in the 1940's as a black girl. Now with this extra burden it was the straw that broke the camel back. Alice had it hard ...

(2 pages) 13 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

An Evaluation On The Opression Of Black Women In "

lour Purple "The Colour Purple", written by Alice Walker is an emotional portrayal of the life of a black southern woman called Celie. The novel illuminates the great hardships Celie encounters during ... hrough the help of her belief in God. Through Celie, Alice Walker is able to show the oppression of Black women and how they dealt with a double-edged sword of not only being women but also being blac ...

(9 pages) 37 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

The Bluest Eye: Pecola's World

t of her life. To make things worse, Pecola is trapped within the body of an ugly, eleven year old, black girl. The dark, unattractive, brown eyes with which she faces the world contrast the title of ... k emphasizes how Pecola hopes that it will change her looks, for the milk is white, and her skin is black. Despite Pecola's dreams, she is not the only eyesore in the town. She is living in a w ...

(6 pages) 29 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Coming Of Age In Mississippi Review

ritten autobiography, Coming Of Age In Mississippi, Anne Moody describes what it is like to grow up black in Mississippi. Her experiences growing up formulated her outlook on life. Born in 1940 Anne g ... 940 Anne grew up during the thick of the Civil Rights movement. She had to deal with prejudice from blacks and whites alike. Throughout the book Anne struggles with her feelings on what she believes i ...

(4 pages) 11 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis