Ain't tears In eyes Tellin' you? She compares the oppression of the African Americans and American Indians to the way we now treat animals. Was a time, I was her only one Now I am the sad and lonely one I'm such a lonely one. John Polk, 17, sips a drink while he waits for midnight to arrive. Walker conveys strong emotion for these issues by assigning Blue human attributes. From the street, a sixteen-year-old girl whose name is Ashbe sits next to him. He eventually succeeds with a Polish immigrant who subsequently turns blue from nude sunbathing.
I do hate it when people anthropomorphize, and she starts to speak out against this, but then continues to do so herself which was frustrating. Overall, I enjoyed her story which brought back my own memories of standing in fie I think this must be one of Alice Walker's early works as the writing is not as finely tuned as what we see in The Color Purple, but I did enjoy it. These two stories both share similar themes about motherhood and its difficulties especially in fairness between siblings. While pointing out that animals have become merely images and symbols to humans, the author has used that very symbolism to engage the reader. Whether or not animals have fee 3. The white people are at a loss when they see her near the entrance of the church and do not know what to do. Am I blue, yes I'm blue.
No one feels like I do. Just this morning over coffee I set to crying 'cause you're gone, long gone. The story begins when the protagonist befriends a horse named Blue, who runs free in a five-acre meadow near her house in the mountains. In her public life, Walker has worked to address problems of injustice, inequality, and poverty as an activist, teacher, and public intellectual. The image of a trapped and neglected horse has greater impact than had she used another animal in the same situation. Walker uses her relationship with Blue to convey her deep regard for animals, and through her description of the neglect and indifference with which Blue is treated she also conveys her desire for humans to treat animals, and each other, with respect and tolerance. Some people take… 979 Words 4 Pages Am I Blue by Beth Henley Works Cited Not Included The author of Am I Blue, Beth Henley, begins the play with the seventeen-year-old protagonist John Polk sitting alone in a bar.
Indians are envied for their land and are therefore slaughtered then called animals or savages to make up for our wrong doings. You'd be too If your And your schemes Just fell through Was a time I was her only one But now I'm The sad and Lonely one Was I gay Till today? She is a defender of not only human rights but the rights of animals as well. This assignation of human attributes is a powerful method of engagement, and it is due to this engagement with Blue as a character that we feel strongly for him when the mare is taken away. Her father is out of town, she explains, and her mother and sister live in Atlanta. By reminding us of our ignorance in the past she shows us that we have been wrong before and continue to be wrong when it concerns the rights of animals.
. She hides under his raincoat because she stole two ashtrays from a local inn. My case was that they do, her case was doubt. If this song really means something special to you, describe your feelings and thoughts. You'll be too If your schemes like your dreams Done fell through Was a time, I was her only one Now I am the sad and lonely one Oh, yes I am Was I gay 'til today? As blue as the sky blue. She points out incidents such as white settlers who considered Native Americans to be animals, the treatment of slaves in early America, and the treatment of women and children throughout history. Though her presence is clearly irksome to John Polk, who is trying his best to stay drunk, Ashbee charms and cajoles her way into begrudging conversation with him.
In 1983, Walker became the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for fiction with her novel The Color Purple, which also won the National Book Award. I do hate it when people anthropomorphize, and she starts to speak out against this, but then continues to do so herself which was frustrating. The action strikes a real balance between the adult and childish world teenagers are stuck between. Many of these factors are conveyed in her essay Am I Blue, written in 1986 in the style of a short story. Walker incorporates in her argument the similarities between her emotions as a human, and the emotions of animals. She makes John Polk feel at home in her unusual, independent way, and shows him how she carves out personal space for herself in a wild world around them. The story Everyday Use is narrated… 1355 Words 6 Pages Siera Osborne Mr.
Now he's gone, and we're through. She wants her readers to understand that emotion is emotion when it comes from a human or an animal. Alice was an African American woman who becomes friends with a horse, but had to face seeing him go from being happy and full of freedom to lonely and beast looking. He owes most of his popular musical fame to his soft baritone voice, which he used to perform in big band and jazz genres. Her keen observance of the characters that come through her neighborhood means she can easily figure out that John Polk is here waiting for an appointment with a prostitute at a brothel close by. Walker compares her emotions to a horse by the name of Blue.
Alice walker was a girl full of spunk. The mothers in both the stories are trying so hard to make them feel deserving of happiness in life. The Welcome Table is told in the third person and shifts the point of view from which the story is told. The author uses assignation to cultivate audience engagement, describing Blue as though he were a human experiencing happiness and suffering. This essay is really too short, in my opinion, to give much input on Walker's ability to write. She discusses how we do not consider the impact that the methods of production have on the animals. John Polk, a young college student, is having a drink at a dingy bar when he meets Ashbee, a small and feisty 16-year-old girl dressed a bit maturely for her age.