Essays Tagged: "Walker"

Analyzing literature

e give you an excuse to treat others with less dignity or respect? "Everyday Use", written by Alice Walker, is an emotive story that tells of a mother with two daughters, who had lived a very arduous ... the way she had been raised...simple and plain. I chose three literary devices that I believe Alice Walker used to create her story. The devices are imagery, satire, and irony. Alice Walker chose thes ...

(3 pages) 56 0 2.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Alice Walker's "Everyday Use".

lls more kin to Maggie. Mama is characterized as a "big-boned woman with rough, man-working hands" (Walker 65). Although nothing is said about Mama's husband, it is obvious that Mama has taken over th ... ama's husband, it is obvious that Mama has taken over the job of keeping the house and property up. Walker says that the two daughters mirror her own internal struggles as Walker had when she was a ch ...

(4 pages) 152 0 4.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Alice Walkers a woman is not a potted plant

Calloway, AyashaEng 102 - 010 Feb - 19 - 04Explication of Alice Walkers "a woman is not a potted plant"Walker writes this poem using a potted plant as metaphor desc ... poem using a potted plant as metaphor describing a woman's role in the 20th century. The speaker in Walker's poem describes the great depression of women during this point in time, by unfolding the di ... phor of a potted plant to say that her sex, her race, her country or her man does not bind a woman. Walker writes, "A woman is not / a potted plant / her leaves trimmed / to the contours of her sex" ( ...

(3 pages) 64 0 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays > Travel Descriptions

Alice Walker "In Search of Our Mother's Gardens"

Reaction Essay - Alice Walker "In Search of Our Mother's Gardens"If we apply the principle of creative suffering to Walker' ... ntial? In what sense does art exist because of slavery and patriarchy, not just in spite of them as Walker would have us believe? Clearly, the positive outcomes of suffering do not make the infliction ... ss rags, it is obviously the work of a person of powerful imagination and deep spiritual feeling". (Walker 2434)The sadness caused by the loss of the young women may actually heighten potential. It is ...

(3 pages) 108 0 4.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Domestic Violence

le, does not recognize battered women's syndrome as a distinct mental disorder. In fact, Dr. Lenore Walker, the architect of the classical battered women's syndrome theory, notes the syndrome is not a ... ive and accept painful stimuli, even though escape is possible and apparent.In the late 1970's, Dr. Walker drew upon Seligman's research and incorporated it into her own theory, the battered women's s ...

(14 pages) 204 2 2.5 Sep/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Battered women

nt and continuous abuse. The most highly recognized in the field of BWS, is psychologist Dr. Lenore Walker. Walker has dedicated most of her life to studying battered women and their victimization. Us ... ttered women and their victimization. Using the psychological theory of "learned helplessness," Dr. Walker came up with her own hypothesis to explain why battered women behave the way they do (Dubin p ...

(15 pages) 115 0 5.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Assessing learners' needs.

every word and making and diagnosis of their problem and will eventually create a remedy. Reece and Walker outline the three concepts of assessment.

(1 pages) 32 0 3.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Alice Walker

st influential and respected of these women that have fought to have their voice heard is Ms. Alice Walker. From humble beginnings, Ms. Walker has made it her life's work to become a voice for countle ... omes with self discovery and hardship, making her a true literary genius in my eyes.Alice Malsenior Walker was born to poor sharecropping parents on February 9, 1944 in the little farming community of ...

(6 pages) 129 0 5.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Alice Walker; a Voice for Thousands

st influential and respected of these women that have fought to have their voice heard is Ms. Alice Walker. From humble beginnings, Ms. Walker has made it her life's work to become a voice for countle ... omes with self discovery and hardship, making her a true literary genius in my eyes.Alice Malsenior Walker was born to poor sharecropping parents on February 9, 1944 in the little farming community of ...

(6 pages) 53 0 4.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Do you agree with the statement: 'The Colour Purple' by Alice Walker is a heroic failure?

"The Colour Purple" is a heroic failure.I agree with this assessment:Alice Walker's novel has sparked huge controversy in the African-American community and the media. Most of ... s and rapists who are simply there to tyrannize the women in their life. This is not the first time Walker has been linked to racial and gender controversy relating to the black male characters portra ... ked to racial and gender controversy relating to the black male characters portrayed in her novels. Walker, in her own defense, has stated several times that women all too often are abused by the men ...

(5 pages) 19 0 0.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Alice Walker Everday Use Describing Alice's characters

I am Every WomanAlice Walker was born in a small town in Georgia in 1944 to a poor family. Around the tender age of eight, ... y. Around the tender age of eight, Walker was shot in one of her eyes by her brother with a BB gun. Walker's family was unable to afford proper medical treatment for her leaving her blind in that eye ... family was unable to afford proper medical treatment for her leaving her blind in that eye (Alice). Walker allowed the pain that she felt as a child and the discrimination she experienced in her adult ...

(4 pages) 2028 0 0.0 Dec/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Domestic Violence

self. Carrie Johnson is unquestionably responsible for her own death. Although others such as David Walker and Carrie's lover contributed to the circumstances, the central person who must be held acco ... olled situation. Assuming that the murder weapon, a hunting knife, was the same knife used by David Walker on his hunting trip, Walker is the murderer. Yet, Carrie is still responsible. Carrie Johnson ...

(5 pages) 39 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Alice Walker

Byron Gladden Mrs. Farlow Honors English April 12, 2002 Alice Walker There are many different types of authors in the world of literature, authors of horror, roma ... f 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 femini ... 's emotional flexibility... and woman's strength... Loves the spirit... Loves herself, Regardless". Walker's thoughts and feelings show through in her writing of poetry and novels. Alice Walker writes ...

(11 pages) 111 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Alice Walker’s Self Portrayal In “Everyday Use

Alice Walker?s Self Portrayal in ?Everyday Use? Alice Walker draws on her personal experiences growing up ... lly, intellectually, and emotionally and their mother, referred to as ?Mama.? One who is unaware of Walker?s past may believe that she equates herself with Dee?s character. In fact, Maggie more precis ... sely exemplifies the author?s self image. Although one can find similarities between Dee?s life and Walker?s, the parallels between her life and Maggie?s are too abundant to ignore. Additionally, Walk ...

(7 pages) 33 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Alice Walker’s Self Portrayal In “Everyday Use

Alice Walker?s Self Portrayal in ?Everyday Use? Alice Walker draws on her personal experiences growing up ... lly, intellectually, and emotionally and their mother, referred to as ?Mama.? One who is unaware of Walker?s past may believe that she equates herself with Dee?s character. In fact, Maggie more precis ... sely exemplifies the author?s self image. Although one can find similarities between Dee?s life and Walker?s, the parallels between her life and Maggie?s are too abundant to ignore. Additionally, Walk ...

(7 pages) 1887 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Alice Walker’s Self Portrayal In “Everyday Use

Alice Walker draws on her personal experiences growing up as a sharecropper?s daughter in Georgia to reali ... lly, intellectually, and emotionally and their mother, referred to as ?Mama.? One who is unaware of Walker?s past may believe that she equates herself with Dee?s character. In fact, Maggie more precis ... sely exemplifies the author?s self image. Although one can find similarities between Dee?s life and Walker?s, the parallels between her life and Maggie?s are too abundant to ignore. Additionally, Walk ...

(6 pages) 2165 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Alice Walker’s Self Portrayal In “Everyday Use

Alice Walker draws on her personal experiences growing up as a sharecropper's daughter in Georgia to reali ... lly, intellectually, and emotionally and their mother, referred to as "Mama." One who is unaware of Walker's past may believe that she equates herself with Dee's character. In fact, Maggie more precis ... sely exemplifies the author's self image. Although one can find similarities between Dee's life and Walker's, the parallels between her life and Maggie's are too abundant to ignore. Additionally, Walk ...

(6 pages) 7 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Alice Malsenior Walker

Born on February 9, 1944 in Eatonton, Georgia, Alice Malsenior Walker was the eighth and youngest child of poor sharecroppers. Her father's great-great-great grand ... andmother, Mary Poole was a slave, forced to walk from Virginia to Georgia with a baby in each arm. Walker is deeply proud of her cultural heritage. In addition to her literary talents Walker was invo ... ement in the 1960’s, walking door-to-door promoting voter's registration among the rural poor. Walker was present to see Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech. “In Augu ...

(10 pages) 48 1 0.0 Aug/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Alice Walker's "Everyday Use" and John Updike's "A & P"

The assigned topic for this essay was to compare Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use” and John Updike’s “A & P”. This essay revi ... page is in MLA format.“Everyday Use and A & P”Updike’s “A & P” and Walker’s “Everyday Use” both use a first person perspective to introduce the conflict ... appreciate these quilts! She’d probably be backward enough to put them to everyday use” (Walker). To which Mama replied, “I reckon she would, God knows I been saving ‘em for long ...

(4 pages) 27 0 0.0 Aug/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

“The Flowers” Analytic essay

nother, some claim that the phase happens once the individual is of legal age. In the case of Alice Walker, the author of "The Flowers" believes that one no longer has the mentality of a child when th ... p in maturity, one must look at the characterization, symbolism and the scenery of this short story.Walker uses characterization to develop an understanding of maturity through the use of Myop. To beg ...

(3 pages) 0 0 0.0 Feb/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers