From that moment forward she is herself. We see here how limited the list of things Myop minds about is. At twelve o'clock she is far from home, and her arms are filled with flowers. She is an American author, poet, and activist. Myop is far from home and is somewhere unpleasant which hints at the turning point later. That day she was walking in the forest alone. Given that the main character is, somewhat, ignorant of the reality that is different from her own reality; it is a testament to the use of symbolism in the choice of name.
She seems very innocent, but also confident,. What does Myop's family do? This could be another reason why she is named after the eye condition — Myopia — because she is blind to racism. His body is in decay but it is evident that he was a tall, big-boned man. Although short, this story is well described and easy to read into for deeper meanings to the words. Eighth child of Willie Lee Walker and Minnie Lou Tallulah. Myop, the girl in the story, goes through the woods collecting different flowers with assorted colours, which symbolises her approaching the turning point, when she steps into the skull of a lynched black man.
Lizabeth is growing up during the Great Depression and her family is struggling to make ends meet. She married a white Jewish lawyer, Mel Leventhal, with whom she had a daughter, Rebecca, in 1969. Just like Alice Walker the main character, Myop, was also a young African girl who lived with her family of poor sharecroppers. From that day forth, it is implied that Myop resolves to view the world and society around her with a less golden glow. She participates outside of school volunteering at the Mason Public Library and is currently on the executive board for its Teen Advising Board. Guidelines: Your paper must be at least 1200 words long approximately 4 pages. She delights in exploring around the house and playing with the animals that live there.
Do not include an abstract. When she does this, it seems she does this out of respect for the man, as she begins to realise what happened to him. After her discovery of the noose, Myop's childhood, innocence and naivety die. Her father worked as sharecropper and her mother as a maid, to bring income into the family. I knew I had to find specific examples of literary techniques and connect them to how they create the meaning behind the story and how they prepared the reader for the ending. How can we suddenly they see the world as it is, in all its evil? Some strange new flowers and colours give clues to the turning point.
While Maggie is shy and quiet, Dee is materialistic and bold. She also discovers a rotten noose and the remaining rope hanging from the tree. And once I have my pattern down, I will be more efficient at tackling the prose essay. By compressed, they mean that the writer squeezes as much information as possible so that it is still considered a short story. I really need to challenge myself to think more deeply over the prose, since I believe my analysis was relatively shallow compared to what we did in class. Today she made her own path.
The sight of him, having been killed in a lynching, alerts Myop to the presence of evil in the world. She has also been acclaimed for her authentic rendering of African-American dialect. She is worried that Sherman will reveal her lies that she has told to become popular. This way I can make sure that I am matching the depth of my content with the level of my writing. Walker edited the highly acclaimed collection, I Love Myself When I Am Laughing. Briefly, the story tells of a young girl, Myop, who stumbles across a dead body and gradually comes to the realisation that the dead man was the victim of a lynching. Walker has also edited various collections, and she is particularly noted for her recovery of the works of Zora Neale Hurston, who has been one of her greatest influences and inspirations.
She has no cares in the world. Avoid summarizing the whole story. We get clues that give suggestions to the approaching turning point. The story continues to darken and the colours change as we approach the major turning point; this is done through a change in setting and metaphors with hidden meanings. My three goals this time are: 1.
She struggles in school and cannot be happy with herself. Her childhood has been a healthy one; she often takes walks with her mother and plays with the chickens in the hen house. I even had a lot of trouble determining the meaning behind the story, which looking back, was actually quite obvious. Myop begins to turn back, with full intentions of returning home and back to the world she knows. Her father worked as sharecropper and her mother as a maid, to bring income into the family. In the first part, discuss the short story in terms of the literary devices used by the author. She has built up to the turning point with little clues in colour changes, flowers, and metaphors with hidden meanings too.
These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. For example, the writer may spend pages on the exposition so that when it comes to the climax and resolution, the reader will understand why the characters reacted the way they did. Her inability to see or pay attention to the snakes symbolizes the dangers. Struck by terror and grief, she honors the dead man by giving up what she had picked earlier. She has just moved to a town in New York and is obsessed with being popular.