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    “In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens” (Summarize the Story) In Search of Our Mothers ' Gardens is a collection of autobiographical short stories of Alice Walker that focus on Walker 's understanding of the difficulties and hardships that black women had to endure in the past. Alice Walker’s point to the reader that black women were not able to show their creativity in society. They had no opportunities, careers, or jobs to show what they were capable of doing. Women were not allowed to express their

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    For one thing, in “In Search of Our Mothers’ Garden” Walker uses a garden in both a literal and metaphorical sense. Gardening was something that her mom actually did, but Walker turns it into so much more than that. The “garden” emphasizes the importance of a woman’s identity, creativity, and legacy. “And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the

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    In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Sainthood To use the name of a Saint generally evokes images of holy men and women of the Catholic church, dressed in flowing robes and surrounded by an oil-painted aura. There are patron saints-those with a sort of specialized divinity-of bakers and bellmakers, orphans and pawnbrokers, soldiers and snake bites, soldiers and writers. Each is a Catholic who lived a life deemed particularly holy and was named, postmortem, by the Pope to sainthood. This construct

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    “Womanist is to feminist as purple is to lavender.” Womanism is a term that was coined by the writer, poet and activist Alice Walker, in her novel, In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens: Womanist Prose. The quotation above describes the way in which womanism is defined, relative to feminism. Most women of color may agree on the fact that mainstream feminism is not always inclusive of their issues. Womanism emerged as a form of feminism in which one’s race and gender identities were not being forced

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    Alice Walker’s essay, “In Search of our Mother’s Garden” describes the violence towards African American women during the time of slavery and post Reconstruction Era in the United States and the grave, but not permanent, mark this suffering has left on these women. The author first mentions Jean Toomer, a black poet, who notices the toll of this assault. He describes seeing these women, but observing that a part of them was missing and stolen from them because of the physical and sexual abuse they

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    In Alice Walker’s essay “In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens (1974),” the is basically about Alice’s classic and groundbreaking discussion of the Black women artist’s struggle for freedom of self-exploration and to see their expertise recognized for its value in the outside world. Alice starts her essay with her tone being explanatory, she introduces her topic in a unique way. She then becomes accusatory throughout her essay, making sure the reader pays attention to the legacy of Black women. Later

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    In Alice Walker’s essay “In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens,” Walker focuses on narrating the many hardships for African American women in the south while explaining the impacts those hardships have on one’s life. Throughout the essay, Walker expresses her perspectives, feelings and emotions related to the impact of social injustice in society while at the same time includes other individuals’ experiences and perspectives. The author explains that one’s identity [African American women] is often perceived

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    The story of Alice Walker. “In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens” written by Alice Walker refers to three points in the essay: the first is black women writers, second is the Civil Rights Movement, and the third is her own advice for future generations of women. Walker uses the poem from Jean Toomer as an example to show the black women from Reconstruction of the South time period. The women are slaves and kept in their places. They have little hope of their own freedoms of choice, speech, or livelihood

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    Alice Walker's In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens and Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own It is interesting to contrast the points of view of Alice Walker and Virgina Woolf on the same subject. These writers display how versatile the English language can be. Alice Walker was born in 1944 as a farm girl in Georgia. Virginia Woolf was born in London in1882. They have both come to be highly recognized writers of their time, and they both have rather large portfolios of work. The scenes they might

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    In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings       Alice Walker and Maya Angelou are two contemporary African-American writers.  Although almost a generation apart in age, both women display a remarkable similarity in their lives.  Each has written about her experiences growing up in the rural South, Ms. Walker through her essays and Ms. Angelou in her autobiographies.  Though they share similar backgrounds, each has a unique style which gives to us, the readers

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