THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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Alice Walker Literary Criticism

The Color Purple

An essay by Danette Di Marco of Slippery Rock University discussing this novel and the film adaptation, as well as Walker's autobiographical The Same River Twice.

Possessing the Secret of Joy

An essay by Geneva Cobb Moore analyzing how Walker incorporates Jungian concepts - archetypal patterns of the ego and the anima/animus - into her narrative.

Meridian

A chapter from Mother Without Child: Contemporary Fiction and the Crisis of Motherhood by Elaine Tuttle Hansen examining both positive and negative depictions of motherhood in this novel and Toni Morrison's Beloved.