Forgot your password?  

Critical Essay | Critical Essay by Martha M. Vertreace

This literature criticism consists of approximately 16 pages of analysis & critique of Critical Essay by Martha M. Vertreace.
This section contains 4,700 words
(approx. 16 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Critical Essay by Martha M. Vertreace - Critical Essay by Martha M. Vertreace

Critical Essay by Martha M. Vertreace

SOURCE: "The Dance of Character and Community," in American Women Writing Fiction: Memory, Identity, Family, Space, edited by Mickey Pearlman, The University Press of Kentucky, 1989, pp. 155-71.

Vertreace is an American poet, educator, editor, and author of children's books. In the following essay, she examines the theme of community in Bambara's short fiction.

The question of identity—of personal definition within the context of community—emerges as a central motif for Toni Cade Bambara's writing. Her female characters become as strong as they do, not because of some inherent "eternal feminine" quality granted at conception, but rather because of the lessons women learn from communal interaction. Identity is achieved, not bestowed. Bambara's short stories focus on such learning. Very careful to present situations in a highly orchestrated...

(read more)

This section contains 4,700 words
(approx. 16 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Critical Essay by Martha M. Vertreace - Critical Essay by Martha M. Vertreace
Follow Us on Facebook