She sends tapes explaining why these people are on them and how they were all linked to her suicide. Hannah's tapes were numbered in blue nail polish, and she was wearing blue nail polish the last time Clay, the protagonist, saw her – the last day of her life. He remembered the moment: “We almost bumped into each other. But your eyes were down so you didn't know it was me. And together, we said it.
It does not have a rhyme pattern because written in free verse. In this poem Thretaway writes about a little African American girl that tells lies that may really don’t matter, but in some point they do. The author describes every image of the poem so that the reader can imagine everything clearly. The first stanza uses lot of color imagery; it uses six colors to describe the lies the little girl, who is the author, told (J. Sirkant). In this stanza the author is also using these colors to describe her skin tone as she was growing up in a black community.
Sarah contacted a close friend of hers to name Diana blue who is a pediatrician and is and atheist to receive some advice on her situation. Diana told Sarah that she works around special need kids every day and see how hard it is on the parents and it would be her best interest to spare her the stress and abort the child. Diana stated that there should be decrease in suffering in this world and an increase of happiness upon us humans. Sarah should consider her child right to live, gods will, and a choice that she can live with for the rest of her life. Ethical dilemma: Sarah has been trying to conceive her first child for quite some time and her wish has finally been granted.
Literary Analysis “Everyday Use” In the story “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker, there are three main characters. The mother, youngest daughter Maggie, and Dee, the oldest daughter who is trying to leave her past behind while attempting to find herself and her African heritage as she thinks it should be. There has always been an unspoken jealousy between Mama and the oldest daughter. Dee is seeking a way out of the poverty and oppression of the times, so much, that while she was away at school she had changed her name to one that has an African meaning while omitting any trace of her current true history. Wangero Leewanika Kemanjo is Dee’s new name.
Analysis of “White Lies” by Natasha Tretheway Some readers may find Natasha Tretheway’s poem “White Lies” a simple poem about a girl who pretends she is white and lies about being white to fit in with society. A bi-racial child growing up in the 1960’s and 1970’s was difficult, especially since segregation became illegal in the 1960’s. I believe, however, that the poem is a story of her childhood, innocence and a struggle for personal identity in America. Natasha Tretheway’s childhood was not an easy one. Natasha was a girl who was born in 1966 to a black mother and a white father.
Short Term We could all take a lesson from crayons: Some are sharp, some are beautiful, some have weird names, all are different colors; but they all have to learn to live in the same box. Rosa Parker had a hard time fighting for rights of her own and black community, black community also united themselves for their rights and ultimately efforts of them paid off. She fought against injustice of Whites and after her great efforts and decisive attitude, she got black community united and got rights which every human deserves. Black community before the Civil Movement were given no rights and always were victim of inferiority. Her efforts for rights is example for anyone in this world to strive for own legal rights.
The song was talking about a couple who had an argument, and the girl was trying to keep the guy stay with her so she wrote this song for him. Suzanne Vallie used a very sweet voice at first to express the passion that the couple had for each other, and then use a husky voice at the end to express the sadness that the girl felt. The next song was called “My Treasure”. This song was actually Suzanna Vallie wrote to her best friend, Macy, which already passed away. The melody of this song was very slow, I was about to sleep.
Topic: How race, power, and class negatively affect women’s opinions of each other. Introduction: In the story “Recitatif” we see a dynamic depiction of the struggle of two female friends who face identity crisis. The story takes the reader from childhood to adulthood from the perspective of a black girl. In the adolescent stage of the reading, we can conclude that the innocence of a child’s mind is not deterred by the adult themes of race, power, and class. As the reading progresses and innocence fades, we conclude that these themes influence the two friends to behave poorly towards each other.
Two Kinds Every day somewhere in the world, a mother’s expectations for their daughter to succeed in life may come from what she has lost prior to her daughter being born. Amy Tan, the author of the short story “Two Kinds”, teaches a valuable lesson in a mother- daughter relationship. The mother a Chinese immigrant was determined her daughter; Jeing-Mei a first generation Chinese American was to become a prodigy. The theme of “Two Kinds” expresses how a mother’s dream for her daughter to be successful in America can turn a daughter away from her own identity. Jeing-Mei believes that America will give her the identity she wants without having to work for it.
Mariama Ba's first novel So Long a Letter, reflects some of her experiences, even though she claims that it is not autobiographical. Since its publication, it has been a recommended text in both the secondary and tertiary institutions in Nigeria and other countries. It is also widely read in both the Francophone and Anglophone African countries. So long a letter is a novel that gives us more insight of the female's condition in Africa and the Islamic religion at large. In the novel we see Ramatoulaye, a woman that has been abandoned by her husband and companion of thirty years Modou Fall, for a very young girl of nineteen years old and her daughter's best friend Binetou.