This paper discusses Toni Morrison's book in terms of racism and universal suffering. Morrison explores the effects on young Black children as they live under the dominant white culture's myths of beauty. 5.5 pgs. 7 f/c. 3b.
Bibliography: 3 source(s) listed
Filename: 1929 The Bluest Eye.doc
2.1992 Freedom in 'Song of Solomon' and 'The Color Purple'.
In Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon and Alice Walker's The Color Purple, psychological and emotional freedom is presented as a goal that has to be earned. In the case of each novel's main characters, that freedom is earned by rising above and moving beyond suffering and pain: the characters transcend their old, hurtful existences and achieve freedom from what dragged them down earlier in life. Milkman Dead in Song of Solomon and Celie in The Color Purple achieve very different kinds of freedom. Celie's story ends in an almost stereotypical "happy ending," while Milkman Dead's fate is much more ambiguous, but both characters leave their past pain behind and move into a better present. 5 pgs. 18 f/c. 2b.
Bibliography: 2 source(s) listed
Filename: 1992 Freedom Morrison Walker.doc
3.11751 Alice Walker's "Everyday Use" - Recording Afro American History.
This is a 9-page paper analyzing the story "Everyday use" by the Afro American writer Alice Walker. It uses sources in MLA format. 9 pgs, bibliography lists 9 sources.
Bibliography: 9 source(s) listed
Filename: 11751 Everday Use Walker.doc
4.3844 "The Wedding" by Dorothy West: A Tapestry of Race and Class in the Harlem Renaissance.
This essay considers how Dorothy West's novel, "The Wedding," portrays the conflicts of race and class during the 1950s, a time that has been hailed as the Harlem Renaissance. By contradicting the revival of African-American identity, West weaves a complex history of generational identities and relations that reveal the collusion of race and class, where wealth and respect are internalized as synonymous with whiteness. West's narrative works as a thread through American history, as characters recall their own pasts, and their own relations with African-American history. 8 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.
Bibliography: 1 source(s) listed
Filename: 3844 The Wedding.doc
5.3898 Frederick Douglass and Freedom.
This paper discusses the "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass" and how Douglass reveals that freedom is worth having. The paper shows that Douglass achieves this by his description of the barbarity of slavery. The account of his experiences under slavery reveals the importance of freedom. 4 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.
Bibliography: 1 source(s) listed
Filename: 3898 Frederick Douglass Freedom.doc
6.3943 A Character Analysis of "Their Eyes Are Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston.
This paper will discuss Zora Neale Hurston's "Their Eyes Are Watching God" and the conflicts that develop among the characters that are in the book. The struggles and psychological differences of the characters will be discussed and their behaviors analyzed and a basic outline of the story will be included. This paper will discuss Zora Neale Hurston's "Their Eyes Are Watching God" and the conflicts that develop among the characters that are in the book. 8 pgs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Bibliography: 5 source(s) listed
Filename: 3943 Eyes Are Watching.doc
7.4170 The Journey of the "Caged Bird".
This paper discusses Maya Angelou's novel "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." The paper sees the novel as a major triumph for the art of the autobiography, as well as a deeply honest account of growing. The autobiography delights in the dignity of the human spirit, the courage of standing up against the odds, but also in the intense and deeply troubling difficulties of growing up as an African American in Arkansas. 5 pgs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.