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Movement. In “Elethia”, she wants to show us young black people’s resistance at that time. In “Petunias” we see the resistance of black families, who know what it is to be a slave. In both stories, we see racism. In “The Flowers” Walker wants to show us, how someone’s life can change after discovering racism. Walker wants us to feel sympathy and respect for black people. She wants us to realise how tough life was for black people at that time. Walker wants her readers to feel shocked and sickened by the abuses suffered by black people in the American South. As the same time she tries to make her readers see beauty in situations and events that on the surface seem ugly or appalling. She does this in “Elethia” through her use of the stuffed body of Uncle Albert in the restaurant window. Walker underlines the fact that he is not a dummy “He was not a dummy; he was stuffed. Like a bird, like a moose’s head, like a giant bass. He was stuffed”. Walker compares his stuffed body with animals and uses repetitions of words “He was stuffed”, to show Elethias shock, how disgusted she felt about Uncles Albert treat when she discovered it. The dummy is a symbol of the abuse of black people even after they are dead. The stuffed Uncle Albert in the window of the restaurant, he was not a slave during his life, but after death he is not able to make his choice, to protect himself and his rights. Elethia think that she could help him, make him free. “One night after the restaurant closed someone broke in and stole nothing but Uncle Albert.”, “..and each of them kept bottle of his ashes.” These things seem wrong and appalling, they seems unreal. I think that Walker wanted to show us how it was important for Elethia to resist. As well, it was important to show that it is wrong to make Uncle Albert as slave after his death and there should not be more slavery in this world. At the beginning, when we could think about Uncle Albert only as a dummy, we could think that he was really nice and polite person, he was like something special for the black people and people who used to visit that restaurant. “But on Saturday afternoons a crowd of them would gather to look at “Uncle Albert” and discuss how near to the real person the dummy looked. But actually he wasn’t as good as walker wrote about him. Later in story we could see that he wasn’t respectable person, he wasn’t someone special. He was man with usual life, he didn’t done anything. He hasn’t got any aim in his life. He liked his life. But actually i think, he hasn’t got any reasons to change it. To change life, he should give too much power. But he was too lazy to do it. “ And Albert would never leave home. Too stubborn.” “.. he wasn’t nobody’s uncle and wouldn’t sit still for nobody to call him that, either.” He has influenced by the people around him. They treated him as slave. Maybe that’s why he didn’t saw any reason to change it. “Looks like he hated him more than anything – but he never would let him get a job anywhere else”. Alice Walker presents “Petunias” in the form of a diary entry by the mother. The first person,”when I started...” voice makes the story more personal and realistic. In the story, she is trying to show us result of racism in that time. Even in first story, Albert did not resist and became a slave after death. But in “Petunias” they are trying to fight for their rights, for freedom, for family. In the story, Walker shows difference between young and older people resistance. She did not write that someone is right or not, she let us decide who are right and who not. She shows that sometimes-different opinions make conflicts. She wrote about 2 different personalities –mother and son. They are relatives, but have different opinions about life and resistance. They are trying to resist. Mum went to government to agitate. “.. I started agitate in the
a splintery leg bone had fell among my petunias.” ”They dug up her grave when I started agitating…” And fact that someone could dug up grave is disgusted. Myop was not scared. “The stick clutched in her dark brown hand. but only as words.” It shows that actually. Mississippi. Understand that imbalance of power made and allow black people fight for their freedom. It should be hard to do not be scared or shocked of this view.” She had everything to be happy. She hasn’t got a lot of money or education. “. not just agitate. after you discover these things. Mother tried to protect her family and herself. She realised that it is time to grow up. She didn’t think about racism and resistance. he said. how tough life was in that time. She wrote about how could change life. and very big bones. “As soon as my son got off the bus from Vietnam. “Let’s make a big noise in Tranquil. She was happy child. “ . She did not care about any problems and danger.they found after her death in the explosion.. In “The Flowers” Walker did not write about slavery or resistance. . She let us imagine that view over her garden. to realise that white people had too much power. there happen things that they could regret. It is important to realised that resistance is very good thing. Whenever son thinks that it is better to do something real. His head lay beside him. This entire situation was like entertainment for him.” This view seems disgusted. “One morning I found her dust dumped over my verbena bed. He had large white teeth. she knew that there are racism and murder. long fingers.Movement.” Their views and differences show us. and if we have chance to resist.. it was good chance to show his knowledge that he learns in Vietnam. but in the same time.” But son used to fight in war. I think that Walker wants to let us think. “Her heel became lodged between brow and nose”. I think that Myop was ready for this situation.” “Bubbles disrupt. Black people have the same right as white people. Black people always tried to protect their rights and lives. all of them cracked or broker. he didn’t care about resistance. These things were in her life. She uses detailed and strong word to describe view of a corpse and things that there happen. we do not need to stop or let it go. and that they are not worse or better than white people.” These things show us how happy and childish was Myop. She liked to walk around and do things. that in the future she is going to be like Elethia.” “Ta-da-ta-ta-ta. She wrote about how could change life. their different view on the world and things that happen there.” But then came time to grove up.” “Pretty ferns and leaves. She didn’t care about danger or problems. “He had been a tall man. but Myop seems calm. she tried to check out what exactly it is.” “The air held keenness.. She thinks that agitating and scandals are the best way to resist government. With these stories Alice Walker tried to show. which could seem boring for us. She was happy with life that she had. she continued to look for flowers. They proved that resistance is good thing. “She felt light and good in the warm sun.” She uses as detailed view to describe what white people done after she started agitating in the Movement. At the beginning of “Flowers” Walker emphasises Myops childish delight in her surrounding. Now we can compare past and nowadays. vaguely keeping an eye out for snakes. it shock readers and let the reader imagine this view. At the result of their resistance. after you discover these things..