Literary Analysis Of Alice Walker Short Story

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Literary Analysis

Alice Walker Short Story

"Roselily"

Walker tells a story of a young African American woman from Mississippi who is about to escape poverty and disgrace by marrying a man she barely knows, a Muslim from the North. Roselily has three children already when she marry 's her husband. Walker describes her as a woman with respect and compassion. This analysis will talk about Roselily during her poverty times, her marriage, and how she came to understand the changes in her life. Roselily did not understand a lot of things, however as time passed, she developed into a beautiful woman who came from poverty, and moved out of poverty by making some strong and powerful decisions. Decisions that made her life a better one. Throughout Roselily, Alice Walker uses mood, time and place in the setting to craft her story eloquently and effectively. This analysis will analyze the setting and the theme.

Throughout Roselily, Alice Walker uses mood, time and place in the setting to craft her story eloquently and effectively. You get a clear picture of what Walker is trying to convey when Walker, most importantly describes theme and setting in her short story, Roselily. For example, Walker uses place and description to convey a clear picture of her "standing on her front porch of her house...waist high through a bowl of quicksand soup." (Walker 2,3) Roselily, is feeling confused and stuck. For example, Walker shows a clear picture of Roselily standing on her front porch…
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