For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf

Page 1 of 2 - About 15 essays
  • For Colored Girls who have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuf

    1602 Words  | 7 Pages

    gratify others has a tendency of making people act in ways other than their usual self. As one begins to act the way others want them to they begin to lose distinctiveness and individuality. For Colored Girls who have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuf by Ntozake Shange is about a specific set of women, who aim to please a certain man or different men. Each woman is hurt in some way by a man and as they progress throughout the series of “choreopoems”, they alter themselves in different ways to

  • The For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When The Rainbow Is Enuf

    1394 Words  | 6 Pages

    literature is Ntozake Shange’s choreopoem, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf. This revolutionary work provides audiences with poems regarding the various aspects of life and challenges that are faced by black women, from the perspectives of black women. One poem in the text that demonstrates this viewpoint is the lady in yellow’s “Graduation Nite” poem. The feminine gaze utilized in this poem allows the woman to have agency over her body, and address the concerning

  • For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/ When the Rainbow Is Enu

    748 Words  | 3 Pages

    For Colored Girls who Have Considered Suicide/ When the Rainbow is Enuf: Style and Theme Lorin Hobart AML 2604 11-25-96 Ms. Hunt For Colored Girls who Have Considered Suicide/ When the Rainbow is Enuf is a piece of work written by Ntozake Shange. It is written in an unusual style that is called a choreopoem. This style is very effective when done by a skilled poet such as Shange. She uses a combination of rhyming lyrics and a play like format to captivate the reader. The subject matter of

  • Analysis Of `` For Colored Girls `` By Ntozake Shange

    1637 Words  | 7 Pages

    “For Colored Girls” involves seven women who represents a different shade of the rainbow. The colors are brown, red, yellow, white, green, orange and blue. Their costumes and make-up transformed each of them and were significant of the color their character embodied. As a group their acting made all of their roles of equal importance, without one dominating the other. These women together formed a bond through their various adversities, gradually taking them from strangers to companion. From an objective

  • For Colored Girls directed by Tyler Perry Essay

    1134 Words  | 5 Pages

    ‘For Colored Girls’ directed by Tyler Perry is an adaptation of a Tony Award nominated choreopoem written by Ntozake Shange. Clint O’Conner a reviewer for the Plain Dealer writes about Tyler Perry, “He has taken Ntozake Shange’s 1974 choreopoem ‘For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf’ and both condensed and expanded it into a big-screen extravaganza assessing the black female experience in America” (O'Connor 1). ‘For Colored Girls’ is an emotionally charged drama about

  • The Death Of The Rainbow By Ntozake Shange

    1290 Words  | 6 Pages

    tougher encumbrances. In For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When The Rainbow Is Enuf, Ntozake Shange shows each woman struggling to overcome a troubling past that leads them to question the value of their own lives. In order to free themselves from the issues suffocating them, they must eliminate the suffering part of themselves and unite to be reborn as stronger women. This is expressed through the predominant idea of suicide throughout the piece. Suicide can be defined as the act of

  • Essay about The Women of "For Colored Girls"

    1189 Words  | 5 Pages

    “For Colored Girls” is comprised of seven women who represented a different shade of the rainbow. The colors are brown, red, yellow, white, green, orange and blue. Their costumes and make-up transformed each of them and were symbolic of the color their character embodied. The ensemble acting made all of their roles of equal importance, without one dominating the other. These women together formed a bond through their various adversities, gradually taking them from strangers to acquaintances. From

  • For Colored Girls Essay

    1180 Words  | 5 Pages

    For colored girls (FCG) is Tyler Perry’s adaption to Shange’s first and most acclaimed, theater piece. Shange’s original work was not so much of a play with an ongoing plot; rather, it consist of a series of emotional poetic monologues accompanied with dance movements and music. Shange called her work a “choreopoem.” The original work by Shange and Perry’s adaption deal with black feminism and what it means to be a black women living in America. The poems deal with love, abandonment, domestic violence

  • Essay on Finding Meaning in For Color Girls

    1232 Words  | 5 Pages

    “…And this is for colored girls who have considered suicide but are moving to the end of their own rainbow…” (Perry: For Colored Girls, 2010). For colored girls was first written and performed as a play by Ntozake Shange in 1977. It was then called “for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow was enuf”. Tyler Perry adapted and transformed it into a movie in 2010. For colored girls is centered on nine women as they encounter their fair share of neglect, abuse, pain and harassment

  • Analysis Of 'For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide'

    775 Words  | 4 Pages

    The characters between the two adaptations are portrayed in contrasting ways due to the diverse cast. In the 1981’s adaption of For Colored Girls who have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Enuf the characters are all their own entity keeping each story separate. While the actors and actresses remain the same through the entire film, the characters come from a variety of backgrounds including half Latino women to a young woman receiving an abortion. These stories are cohesive only through the actions

Previous
Page12