Alice Walker's "Beauty" Article Review by Quality Writers

Alice Walker's "Beauty"
A summary and review of Alice Walker's essay "Beauty: When the Dancer is the Self".
# 105066 | 750 words | 1 source | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Jun 29, 2008 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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This paper explains that Alice Walker's essay "Beauty: When the Dancer is the Self" is a brief summary of how her perception of beauty has had an impact on her internal life. The paper relates that the essay describes how, when she was young and perfect in her own eyes, she was confident. This confidence was lost when she perceived herself as greatly flawed, only to return when the scar tissue is removed. The paper then relates that, regardless of what Walker wants the reader to take away from the essay, the ending reminds the reader that even Walker's alleged acceptance of her remaining flaw is flawed in itself.

From the Paper:

"Rather than simple and straightforward anecdotes, Walker has to take the reader back from a moment of doubt to previous moments of acceptance. Rather than leave the reader with the idea that her doubt about her self and her beauty remains, Walker relates several brief stories that culminate in an anecdote that takes place nine years earlier, when her daughter notices the "world" in her mother's eye."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Walker, Alice. "Beauty: When the other Dancer is the Self." From In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens. San Diego: Harcourt Brace, 1983.

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