Life is a narrative

Life is a narrative - just as we come to know what beauty...

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Ryan Rooney English 15 Alice Walker When the other dancer is the self In “When the Other Dancer Is the Self" Alice Walker accounts for a moment in her childhood that left her hurt in one of her eyes. It is an essay that develops its idea through a series of stories that move us back and forth in time. Walker not only puts the wounded eye in the context of her life but also gives us some of her own feelings throughout the essay so we can know what is going through her mind,
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Unformatted text preview: just as we come to know what beauty means to her during the story. Each of her stories within the essay tells something about the effects of the wound, and the cumulative effect of these stories allows us to experience Walker's learning, finally, that her own mental problems could ultimately bring her joy....
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