For example, after she gets into the accident, she jumps to another stage of her life where she is being tormented at a new school, “one-eyed bitch.”(445) they call her, which clearly exhibits the anguish she has to go through because she loses her outer beauty which is seemingly all she had to depend on.Then she jumps to a point where she has made peace with her accident and now she “raises her head” (446) to become the person that she thought she could never be after the accident.Walker uses various stylistic elements throughout her writing to convey her shifting outlook toward her own beauty.
Walker uses the accident that happens during her childhood to prove that one’s mindset can be altered because of a profound experience and how her attitude completely transforms from a conceited and arrogant child into a newly reborn woman who sees a new kind of This kind of story development gives the reader a lot of freedom to interpret the meaning of the character’s progression as she learns to cope with the accident.
Walker also carefully chooses which phases of her life to express in ways that show her attitude toward her eye injury reflecting her general self perception.
Alice had it hard enough with her burdening eye, she believed that she did not deserve this, she asked what did I ever do?
Alice Walker felt that her life was over, but amazingly she endured to become a famous writer.
When a person is faced with adversity, rather than viewing it as something to hate, they should see it as a opportunity to grow. D Wetherell and Alice Walker, they all show different types of challenges each character had to over come and their journey to do so.
These stories all shared similar outcomes, they demonstrate how each character used an obstacle they were faced with, and turned it into a beneficial experience and how it shaped them into the person they are today.
A person’s perception of anything is always influenced by their experiences.
Alice Walker, the writer of “Beauty: When the Other Dancer is the Self”, is no different in regards to her perception of beauty.
These changes of emotion in a sudden fashion signify her outlook on beauty shifting as time passes.
This strategy gives the reader a real sense of evolution of character in the story without becoming too slowly paced.