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Important Elements of Narratives
There are important parts of narratives that can make it are easier for readers to understand and one example that I can give is the Welcome Table by Alice Walkers. The way the character was described here was so vivid that there is no way you cannot imagine her like you are looking at a real picture. Aside from being descriptive,
The narrative was about a woman who was described as beggar and the way she was described in the story will definitely make you think of her as a beggar. The way that the story was told tells me that the writer do have some religious background and he is using it as a base of the story like teaching moral lessons and helping others. The author’s way of describing her feelings is through the things that she sees around her.the narrative is also in a third person making the story easier to grasp. The Welcome Table is a narrative that tells the story of people all around the world especially the part where in everyone in this world needs help and it will be a moral issue if we will turn our backs to people who needs it while we can actually provide help. The author also let the readers do their own imagination making it easier for them to express their emotions as to what to feel with the woman who is begging and the way she lived her life. smell and even the way she lives making you feel like you are looking at woman who begs for food. The author narrate what the woman is feeling based from what she is seeing and it is up to the readers whether they will read it and interpret it like the woman feels sad about her situation or whether the woman feels nothing about her difference with other people.her clothes. The story revolves around a woman who has been living her life begging . The narrative was so easy to feel with that the readers feel like they are involved in the world of the beggar woman.
Another theme of the story is the judgmental tendency of people who normally stereotype people based on their look and appearance. Technically.the one who gets misjudged. One thing I liked about the author’ style in narrating the story is the way she used words in describing the woman. I interpreted it this way because I believe the author wanted her reader to have their own location in mind to make it easier for them to relate with the woman’s story. On the early part of the story.we should not be judging them to avoid being judged. Being judged is d definitely one of the normal issues that everyone feels and experiences in their life hence anyone who reads this book feels like they are one of the character.while leaving inside the house of God showing her faith all along the road she is travelling. The author also used the word “poor gray Georgia earth” to describe her skin making it easier for the readers to make a mental image of how the woman really looks like. In the middle part of the story. For instance. the woman’s location was left to the imagination of the people with the author describing it as a place where the woman walks with God along the highway somewhere in the state of California in 405 N. she uses the word “aged blue-brown” to describe the woman’s eye. there are interpreters who . the author did acknowledge that fact that the woman is living in an area where people often goes byinside the house of God.
would interpret the eye color as the feelings of the woman (sadness and hollowness) and the part where it says the woman met God in a calm and peaceful manner could mean the death of the woman. The symbols are also interesting especially when one tries to relate to it. I personally find the narrative interesting because of the way the story was being told which is in a third person basis. I would say that the way it was written made it easier for the readers to make a connection and to understand the real meaning behind the narrative. In the end. . I believe that reader’s understanding of every story they read is different but there is always similarities to it because they are reading same story. with this story that we are currently interpreting. Finally. the woman died in peace and that there are people left behind who feels guilty because they judge the woman and that the readers are now left with some questions as to why the woman’s life ended that way. The narrative tells of the woman talks to God while they are on a walk but then the story also didn’t said if God made a respond or she is just talking alone. one thing is for sure. However.
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