The Welcome Table Literary Analysis

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Literary Analysis “Country Lovers” and “The Welcome Table” My final paper for this course will be a literary analysis which will analyze the literary techniques that draw out the conflicts presented in two short stories “The Welcome Table” by Alice Walker and “Country Lovers” by Nadine Gordimer (Clugston, 2014). Both of these short stories have a black woman as the main characters that are betrayed by ethnic challenges, discrimination, and segregation because of the color of their skin. The comparison that both of these black woman face is that of race and ethnicity. The personal hardships that these two black women endured during their lives can be a direct reflection of the time periods experienced by anyone that grew up in such a hostile…show more content…
Alice Malsenior Walker (born February 9, 1944) is an American author, poet, and activist. Alice Walker is best known for the critically acclaimed novel The Color Purple (1982) for which she won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Walker was born in Eatonton, Georgia, the youngest of eight children, to Willie Lee Walker and Minnie Lou Tallulah Grant. After high school, Walker went to Spelman College in Atlanta on a full scholarship in 1961 and later transferred to Sarah Lawrence College near New York City, graduating in 1965. Walker became interested in the U.S. civil rights movement in part due to the influence of activist Howard Zinn, who was one of her professors at Spelman College. Continuing the activism that she participated in during her college years, Walker returned to the south where she became involved with voter registration drives, campaigns for welfare rights, and children’s programs in Mississippi. In November 2008, Alice Walker wrote “An Open Letter to Barack Obama” that was published on Walker (2015) addresses the newly elected President as “Brother Obama” and writes “seeing you take your rightful place, based solely on your wisdom, stamina, and character, is a balm for the weary warriors of hope, previously only sung about” (Walker, 2015, para.

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