Journal 4 -- The Plants
Alice Walkers, " The Flowers”, is a short account about a young girl Myop. One day, Myop is cheerful and happy-go-lucky as your woman skips about her family's cabin having fun with the pets. On this day she decides to explore the woods as the lady had completed many times with her mom in late fall while gathering nuts. Myop then leaves the safety and peacefulness of her family's cabin to search for new and wonderful bouquets. The blossoms represent innocence, life, and the beauty of life. Come july 1st morning she makes her own path and detects herself of a mile at home in not familiar surroundings. The cove she had come upon was gloomy, moist and had a mysterious quiet. This explanation of the give is very effective because it provides a picture for the reader to visualize, besides making the later events all the more shocking. In her search for recapture the happiness from the morning, and locate her in the past to her vacation cabin, she stumbles onto the remains of your man who clearly been killed in a lynching. Your woman sees the brittleness of his loss of life when your woman discovered his " significant white teeth, all of them cracked or perhaps broken" showing that he might have been beaten before his murder. The girl then appears up for a shrub and views the rotted remains of the noose. The dead guy represents loss of life, and demonstrates that even though he was once a big, strong person, this had no bearing on stopping his own death. " Myop laid down her flowers" was obviously a sign of releasing her youthfulness, since she was forced to deal with one of the most violent forms of racism. The end of her childhood innocence was recognized in the last sentence in the story together with the statement " And the summertime was above. "