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  1. 1. Research paper on alice walker<br />By: Demetriana Knight<br />
  2. 2. ALICE WALKER<br />born 02/09/1944 to Mr. Willie Lee & Minnie Walker<br />Was the youngest of eight children<br />At age 8 she was shot in the eye by a BB gun which caused her partial blindness<br />She then withdrew from normal childhood activities and began writing poetry to ease her mind<br />She attended Spelman College & later transferred to Sarah Lawrence College<br />
  3. 3. ALICE WALKER<br />
  4. 4. ALICE WALKER<br />Got involved in the Civil Rights Movement<br />Published her first collection of poetry in 1968<br />Her third novel, The Color Purple, was published in 1982, which won her a Pulitzer prize<br />Another great works of her’s was “Everyday Use”<br />
  5. 5. ALICE WALKER<br />She is a novelist, activist, poet, and feminist.<br />Her works are known for their portrayals of the African American woman’s life.<br />She believes in equal opportunity for women. <br />She depicts sexism, racism, and poverty<br />
  6. 6. ALICE WALKER<br />The Color Purple is a very interesting movie<br />Its about a young 14 year old southern black girl, who has a very horrific lifestyle. Her name is Celie. She is molested and abused physically and mentally by her stepfather and her soon to be husband. It shows the poor African Americans.<br />It’s a story that will truly have you in tears<br />Steven Speilburg produced the movie.<br />
  7. 7. ALICE WALKER<br />
  8. 8. ALICE WALKER<br />The two stories that interested me the most was “Everyday Use” and “The Color Purple”<br />In those stories, Walker tells her readers a lot<br />She talks on woman being mistreated by men<br />She talks about how important one’s heritage is<br />She makes it known that the majority of her women characters have been through A LOT<br />
  9. 9. ALICE WALKER<br />
  10. 10. ALICE WALKER<br />She expresses a lot within her writings<br />She expresses Black feminism, racial issues, & relationships. <br />Walker is very versatile<br />She is well known for defending woman.<br />
  11. 11. ALICE WALKER<br />Walker believes that women should be treated equal in every aspect of their lives. <br />She is very big on the rise of independence for women. <br />Her strong feminist ways lead to a lot of controversy during this story. <br />Walker wants all women to stand up for themselves especially when it comes to a man being disrespectful, abusive, and just flat out harmful<br />
  12. 12. ALICE WALKER<br />In addition to Walker believing infeminism, she also expressed racial issues within her writings<br />She focused a lot on the fact that white and black woman dealt with similar struggles but at the same time, a white woman couldn’t strongly relate to things that a black woman would go through.<br />
  13. 13. ALICE WALKER<br />Due to her lack of relationships, I believe that’s why she chose to express the poor relationships in her writings<br />Most people believe that she is just anti-men<br />“The Color Purple” and “Everyday Use” both express her beliefs and thoughts on Black feminism, racial issues, and relationships. <br />