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Alice Walker

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Meridian, Chapter 28 t is the song of the people, transformed by the experiences of each generation, that holds them together. Sources: Alice Walker: A Life by Evelyn C. White, Alice Walker’s Garden, The Alice Walker Literary Society Copyright © 2018 Course Hero, Inc. Dead Bodies Indicate the brokenness of society The Sojourner Represents safety and security for generations of women Hair Symbolizes a woman’s ethnicity and how much she accepts it Symbols Main Characters Lynne Rabinowitz Turns her back on a traditional Jewish upbringing to marry Truman; joins the civil rights movement but encounters tragedy Truman Held Joins the civil rights movement but always puts himself first; wants Meridian as a part of his life Meridian Hill Physically frail but inwardly strong civil rights activist; suffers because she cares so much until finding inner peace A lifelong activist focused on black women’s lives, racial and gender equality, and civil rights, Walker is best known as an author of thoughtful works like Meridian. As a classic novel of the modern civil rights movement, Meridian is hard-hitting and incisive in its treatment of race. ALICE WALKERBORN 1944 Author Unwanted pregnancy can ruin lives by causing frustration, guilt, and shame. The Costs of Unwanted Pregnancy There is no room in the ideal world for discrimination or racism. Unacceptability of Racism Community is essential because it protects and strengthens people. Importance of Community The otherworldly life of Meridian Hill serves as the lens through which Meridian meditates on the American civil rights movement. As Meridian suffers, grows, and changes along with the movement, social issues abound. Guilt, Shame& PrejudiceHarm the World THEMES English Original Language 1976 Year Published Alice Walker Author Meridian Tragedy Novel

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