Alice Walker
What Influenced her Writing Style?
Her life journey influenced her
writing style.
 Personal life experiences as an African American
woman.
 African America...
Personal life
 As a small child she was accidentally shot in her right
eye and went blind in that eye as a result of the
...
African American Women Rights
 Her works has been greatly influenced by her life of
activism and struggles that African A...
 African American women had very little rights in the
early 1900’s. Society looked at them as lower beings.
 Even though...
Quotes by Alice Walker
 “There is a special grief felt by the children and
grandchildren of those who were forbidden to r...
Quotes cont’d
 “Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for
you.”
 “Any happiness you get you’ve got to make your...
Quotes Cont’d
 “ I have learned not to worry about love, but honor its
coming with all my heart.”
Her Writings……
 Wrote several novels
 The Color Purple
 Meridian
 The Third Life of Grange Copeland
Writings cont’d
 Published numerous numbers of poetry
 Once
 Revolutionary Petunias and other poems
 Collected Poems
Wrote Short Stories
 In Love and Trouble
 You Can’t Keep A Good Women Down
 Alice Walker uses her life experiences as a poor African
American child in a discriminatory town and used her
voice to s...
 Her writing has helped to bring the civil rights
movement to into the forefront of society.
 Although her writing style...
 She is well known for her book “The Color
Purple.
 Her writing focused on African American women and
human rights. She ...
 She expressed the pain and suffering she and other
African American women experienced in human
treatment, human sexualit...
 Alice Walker uses her writing to give voice to those she
felt could not be heard.
 Her writings and poems expressed the...
Alice Walker’s strengths:
 Family
 Self-worth
 Spirituality
 Community
Works Cited:
 http://books.google.com/books?id=_0A6qqxFFwAC&
printsec=frontcover&dq=alice+walker&hl=en&sa=X&e
i=1ThSUu2jB...
Work cited cont’d
 http://books.google.com/books?id=2c1JDZy6Q0MC&p
rintsec=frontcover&dq=alice+walker&hl=en&sa=X&ei
=Yz1S...
Work cited Cont’d
 http://books.google.com/books?id=i8IKHnYYCxkC&d
q=alice+walker&source=gbs_navlinks_s
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  1. 1. Alice Walker
  2. 2. What Influenced her Writing Style?
  3. 3. Her life journey influenced her writing style.  Personal life experiences as an African American woman.  African American women and their rights.
  4. 4. Personal life  As a small child she was accidentally shot in her right eye and went blind in that eye as a result of the incident. (she had to find a way to deal with her loneliness).  She grew up around a violent racist environment.  She also grew up in poverty.
  5. 5. African American Women Rights  Her works has been greatly influenced by her life of activism and struggles that African American experienced during slavery and the times there after she shares it in her quotes.
  6. 6.  African American women had very little rights in the early 1900’s. Society looked at them as lower beings.  Even though slavery had ended, some of them were still treated like slaves.
  7. 7. Quotes by Alice Walker  “There is a special grief felt by the children and grandchildren of those who were forbidden to read, forbidden to explore, forbidden to question or to know.”  I’ll try to teach my heart not to want things I can’t have”
  8. 8. Quotes cont’d  “Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you.”  “Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.”  “No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.”  “Nobody is as powerful as we make them out to be.”
  9. 9. Quotes Cont’d  “ I have learned not to worry about love, but honor its coming with all my heart.”
  10. 10. Her Writings……  Wrote several novels  The Color Purple  Meridian  The Third Life of Grange Copeland
  11. 11. Writings cont’d  Published numerous numbers of poetry  Once  Revolutionary Petunias and other poems  Collected Poems
  12. 12. Wrote Short Stories  In Love and Trouble  You Can’t Keep A Good Women Down
  13. 13.  Alice Walker uses her life experiences as a poor African American child in a discriminatory town and used her voice to speak out.  Her works influenced her writing by turning her life experiences and using them in celebrating her accomplishments of a strong African American woman.
  14. 14.  Her writing has helped to bring the civil rights movement to into the forefront of society.  Although her writing style varied, her themes always connect to African American Heritage and hardships.
  15. 15.  She is well known for her book “The Color Purple.  Her writing focused on African American women and human rights. She made a stand to fight for the rights of ALL women.
  16. 16.  She expressed the pain and suffering she and other African American women experienced in human treatment, human sexuality, and cruelty against women.  She used her writing to expose her personal life.
  17. 17.  Alice Walker uses her writing to give voice to those she felt could not be heard.  Her writings and poems expressed the wrong doing that African America women experienced from African American men.
  18. 18. Alice Walker’s strengths:  Family  Self-worth  Spirituality  Community
  19. 19. Works Cited:  http://books.google.com/books?id=_0A6qqxFFwAC& printsec=frontcover&dq=alice+walker&hl=en&sa=X&e i=1ThSUu2jBYqK9AT4hIDICA&ved=0CDsQ6AEwAg#v =onepage&q=alice%20walker&f=false  http://books.google.com/books?id=_0A6qqxFFwAC& printsec=frontcover&dq=alice+walker&hl=en&sa=X&e i=1ThSUu2jBYqK9AT4hIDICA&ved=0CDsQ6AEwAg
  20. 20. Work cited cont’d  http://books.google.com/books?id=2c1JDZy6Q0MC&p rintsec=frontcover&dq=alice+walker&hl=en&sa=X&ei =Yz1SUpnGMojK9QTA1oHgCg&ved=0CDoQ6AEwAzg K#v  http://slideshare.net  http://alicewalkergarden.com/about/http://www.ans wers.com/topic/alicew-walker.
  21. 21. Work cited Cont’d  http://books.google.com/books?id=i8IKHnYYCxkC&d q=alice+walker&source=gbs_navlinks_s

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