Rebecca Walker Writing Styles in Black, White, and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self

Rebecca Walker
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Perspective

Rebecca Walker tells her autobiography in first person. She gives only her point of view throughout the book. Never does Walker speculate upon the feelings of others in the events that she describes. This is true of her parents; she shares what happens from her point of view only. She honestly expresses her feelings at the time of the event, from the perspective of a child a that age. Never does Walker attempt to guess the motivations behind the actions of others.

In general, Walker views others an unaccepting of her, because of her mixed racial background. However, rarely does she point out specific people that fail to accept her. In the end, Walker worries that her lover's questions about race indicate nonacceptance. Also, she feels that her stepmother resents her blackness, but this assumption fails to have any supporting evidence to make it seem rational to the...

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