Her father worked as sharecropper and her mother as a maid, to bring income into the family. Alice Walker not only portrays the rivalry between the two sisters but also uses the two characters, Dee and Maggie, as a symbol for the dichotomy in the idea of living the heritage. This reminds us of the Garden of Eden when the devil disguised himself as a snake. Conclusion This shows that even in the toughest times there is hope. The time in which Alice Walker was raised was time of slavery and violent racism. The story focuses on Myop, a ten year old African American girl who loves to explore the land in which she lives.
Also, she tends to avoid linear narratives and other conventions that she feels are part of white Western literary traditions. Very near where she'd stepped into the head was a wild pink rose. When first we meet Myop she is walking near her house, playing around with her stick making sounds, she is walking towards the forest. Walker symbolizes the death of Myop's childhood by having Myop lay her flowers down on the ground, almost like she is not only at the gravesite of the dead man, but at the gravesite of her former happiness and childhood. One of the significant criticisms of Walker's work in general is her tendency to take a sentimental and sometimes preachy tone.
She discovers a dead man and is unafraid. It is then that she sees the noose around his neck and the other end still hanging from the tree limb above. The story tells us about a girl, whose name is Myop. It is from the point of view of Myop, the main and only character. Myop laid down her flowers — another form of loss of innocence.
From that day forth, it is implied that Myop resolves to view the world and society around her with a less golden glow. In this idyllic place, she is content. Alice Walker's text The Flowers is about a young African American girl, Myop, who explores the land she lives near. Also, the dead man, whose body Myop finds, was clearly hanged and among the slave owners of that time, hanging was a common punishment for slaves. She too realized at a young age how cruel life can really be. So, she realizes that she lives in a harsh, cruel world where her innocence could no longer thrive.
Furthermore, it was touching to show Myop's maturity through such a selfless act at the end. Next Walker presents the reader with a change in direction. In the second line, the author uses two contrasting statements. The Garden of Eden There is certainly the sense of perfect beauty and innocence in the woods and in the girl. And the summer was over. She lays down her flowers: innocence is lost and Myop is aware by now of the presence of evilness in the world. These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community.
Walker's protagonist realizes the harsh realities of life and the prevailing violence. When she graduated and got married, they both worked together in Mississippi, registering blacks to vote. I know this because the play is called Alice in wonderland. But then she goes farther than she has before, tasting more as she ventures into a strange place until paragraph five where the tone changes, and the beauty fades. Myop begins to turn back, with full intentions of returning home and back to the world she knows.
Walker's other influences include Flannery O'Connor and Virginia Woolf. Myop is consumed with her own reality and does not care much about widening her knowledgeable on the different reality aside from. She has no cares in the world. It was then she stepped smack into his eyes. Alice Malsenior Walker 1944 one of the most significant and outspoken black women writers in the United States in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Walker needs us to see such beauty in the world along with such innocence in order to set us up for the facts of life that Myop discovers in the woods.
She married a white Jewish lawyer, Mel Leventhal, with whom she had a daughter, Rebecca, in 1969. She mainly focuses on the lives and treatment of black men and women at the time. She turned a corner to adulthood and was never able to go back. She comes from a low income sharecropping family, and has a generally short-sided view of life, seeing only the things that are right in front of her. Struck by terror and grief, she honors the dead man by giving up what she had picked earlier.
An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback. Her skin bears scars of the past, reflecting her strong connection to the past- the old house, her grand relatives, and family history. Her parents tried to keep Alice from realizing the truth about their life but she was keen on figuring it out. She usually reflects on herself and her feelings through her writing and because of this she has won various awards. She puts a great amount of care into styling her hair and standing out with ostentatious colors. The sight of him, having been killed in a lynching, alerts Myop to the presence of evil in the world. The buckles of the overall had turned green.