Black, White, and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Rebecca Walker
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Essay Topic 1

Discuss the style and major themes in Walker's work as well as her other achievements and biographical history. What impact did Walker's childhood environment play on her work?

Essay Topic 2

Define and identify the narrative voice, tense and style of the memoir in Part 1. In what person is the narrative written?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the setting established in Part 1 of the narrative. How difficult was it in 1969 to grow up biracial in Jackson, Mississippi? What impact did this have on the author?

Essay Topic 4

Describe the life and career of Alice Walker. Where was she born? How did she become involved in civil rights activism?

Essay Topic 5

Describe Walker's relationship with her extended paternal family. Where were the Leventhals from originally? How was Great Grandmother Jennie described in the text?

Essay Topic 6

Define and discuss the theme of racial identity in the memoir. How is racial...

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